Keto Research (latest)

I’m scheduled to be interviewed on a podcast tomorrow to discuss the keto diet.  If you know me well you know that I yo-yo in an out of keto week-to-week.  The ketogenic diet is relatively easy so the fact that I yo-yo is because I like my cheat meals/days.

So, let’s take a look at the current research and myths around the keto diet.  First off, if you are one of those people that are anxious about trying keto because of the keto flu don’t be.  You can easily avoid the keto flu and to learn more about that click here.

One of the major criticisms of the keto diet is that people tend to eat too much protein.

For mildly active adults you should intake 80% of your weight in protein.  So I weigh 220 lbs which means I need to eat 176 grams of protein daily.

How much food is 176g of protein?

  • 1 large egg (6g) – I need to eat about 30 eggs/day
  • 1 chicken breast (54g)- I need 3 1/4 chicken breasts per day
  • 1 cup of peanuts (38g)- 4.6 cups of peanuts

This seems like a lot of protein and to be honest I can only eat so much chicken or red meat.  So I do the sensible thing and consume protein powders.  To read about different types of protein powders click here.

Can too much protein be harmful?

The short answer is yes. As with most things in life, there can be too much of a good thing and if you eat too much protein, there may be a price to pay. Among the conditions linked by association to high protein diets are:

  • High cholesterol and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Increased cancer risk
  • Kidney disease and kidney stones
  • Weight gain (yes, this seems odd)
  • Constipation or diarrhea

These are associations not causation.  There’s a huge difference.

 

Click here to see the Harvard article

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition- Protein Summit 2.0

 

Published by Dr. Jase

Thanks for visiting. More about me...I wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember. My passion is and always will be to help people solve their health problems and inspire them to be better versions of themselves. I completed my undergrad at Michigan State University where I studied Physiology. It was there I shadowed in a local hospital, talked to scientists, counselors, medical doctors and chiropractors. After much consideration I attended Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to attending Life U I had never been to a chiropractor. All I knew is they help peoples' spines. Shortly after attending I received my first adjustments. Previously, it was ingrained in my head that pain was normal and to ignore it. As part of the process at Life U you are assigned a student intern that is learning to adjust people. Little did I know their learning experience on my spine would be my miracle. At 26, I've had constant shoulder pain since my days on the high school football team. I was 100 percent convinced I'd have to live with it forever. After being under care for a few weeks things started to change and shortly thereafter my pain was gone. Besides the knowledge in joint pain and spinal adjustments I became well-versed in other aspects of holistic care like diet, exercise, and other chronic disease processes that can be reversed via lifestyle. I love to teach and like to be creative so starting a blog, youtube channel and instagram profile check all my boxes for what makes me happy as a person. Other accolades: I became the go to chiropractor in the Atlanta area for athletes and families. The Atlanta Blaze MLL (professional lacrosse) team brought me on to be their team chiropractor. 2015 Nationally Qualifed NPC Men's Physique Competitor I also did some modeling and even acted in a few commercials for fun.

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