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Helder Silva
Helder Silva
April 15, 2020 00:23

Hello Andy,

You mention that one of the cons is “Constipation, due to a lowered fiber intake” so supplementing on fiber is the way to go?

Should we count dietary fiber when limiting carb intake?

I’ve read that we should keep total carbs below 30-50g but some articles mention 5-10% total intake, I recon percentages work better as a guideline?

Can any type of carbs be consumed while on the diet as long as the daily carb value stays below the defined maximum value?

Can you from time to time have a day where you eat carbs, let’s say as a “cheat day”?

Thank you!

February 12, 2020 04:18

I believe the claim that keto is the “cure” comes from the fact that keto basically gets you to eat less processed foods. I’m down 52lbs since july 2019 and have about another 50ish pounds to go. I love these articles because they help keep me focused and I love seeing other people who love the science and common sense approach to this stuff. Thanks for the great articles!

January 27, 2020 16:50

Hello Andy,

I really appreciate the way you write and present your facts, that is superb!
Many at times people do choose different eating styles in the name of losing weight, not minding that individuals are not the same.

If you really want to lose weight, their should be a balance between food into and physical activities, you can’t keep taking in calories and storing them. You need to burn calories too!

Roslyn C.
Roslyn C.
January 23, 2020 09:37


Whilst I am no body builder or strength athlete, I have been following you for some time now, and just had to say great rant!! As an exercise physiologist I appreciate the fact you use scientific evidence to support or dismiss these types of claims. It gets so tiring having to listen to these types of random claims people make. Just because something works for them doesn’t make it the solution for the world, and the people who are specialists are on top of what is happening in the scientific community and are more than willing to share the latest news to help their patients/clients. They, like you, do what they do because they care. Keep up the amazing work!!


Mike K.
Mike K.
January 22, 2020 15:05

Hey Andy,

I don’t know if you actually read or even receive responses you get to your mailing list, but I wanted to just shoot you a quick note about how much I needed to read this today. I struggle the most with overeating and emotional eating, even when I’m eating healthier foods I just…eat too much.

I did Keto for a bit, and while I felt better I didn’t see long term results for these exact reasons you talked about in your blog here. I’ve been up and down for a long time, but I’m getting there…slowly.

Really hoping I can get to a point where I can take you up on a coaching opportunity someday, but until then know that I really appreciate this mailing list for what it is.

Bob F.
Bob F.
January 22, 2020 15:02

Just a side point – for many, we have issues where carbs make us eternally hungry. I think only fat people can understand this struggle.

Dropping carbs gave me instant control over my hunger. Even still, after 3 years on keto, any carbs send me raiding the pantry.

For me, carbs serve no benefit.

I stopped eating most carbs in 2016 and have never been healthier. Not that keto is necessarily magical in any way, but it allows me to feel satiated all the time, even when cutting.

My dad, 5’9 240 lbs, diabetic for 40 years. I had him stop eating carbs. He lost and has kept off 30 lbs with little effort. He also took his a1c from 12 to 7. He is now off 75% of his insulin injections. I’ve seen this same result with numerous people, so it’s more the norm than you may think.

I know you don’t like keto, but it’s highly effective and completely sustainable for many.

Just providing insights from the dark side. Keep up the good work.

Bob F.
Bob F.
January 23, 2020 09:33
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Yes, it’s certainly been touted as magic by the crazies. It’s interesting though, there are forums full of thousands and thousands who have found keto to be a life saver.

So in your population of clients, those who are probably on the healthier spectrum, you see a different side. I see people every day posting transformations and saying how they can’t believe how their lives have changed because they never could win the weight battle until they switched to a low carb approach.

As we both know, ability to control calories is what matters. Whatever works for someone to adhere to a deficit is the key.

Rene S.
Rene S.
January 22, 2020 14:18

Hi, Andy. I worship at the altar of the one true God: nutrient-dense Paleo without BS gluten-free snacks, and with just a couple of exceptions including some whey protein and Greek yogurt…

All of which means I really don’t need anything that doesn’t make me better. And nobody ever got nutritionally better by eating gluten or lectins. Sure, you can “tolerate” plenty of food. But why bother?

One other element is hyper-palatability. Industrial foods have that in spades. Regular folks don’t have much of a chance against hundreds of billions of dollars of chemical engineering designed to trip their satiety controls.

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