The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part II

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part II
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You’ll recall from last week’s post I did a self-experiment to see if I could learn something about the interplay of exercise and ketosis, at least in myself. To understand this discussion, you’ll want to have read Part I of ...

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The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part I

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part I
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I embarked on a self-experiment last weekend to see if I could better understand the interplay between the different types of exercise I do and ketone production (beta-hydroxybutyrate, or B-OHB, to be specific).  To be clear, nothing I do with a ...

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Do calories matter?

Do calories matter?
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In a word, yes.  But, technically this is the wrong question.  The correct question is probably closer to, “What is the impact of the calories I consume on my body’s ability to store fat versus burn fat?

The immediate follow-up question to some variant of this first question is, “Should I be counting calories?” ...

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Why Weight Watchers is actually a low carb diet

Why Weight Watchers is actually a low carb diet
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Invariably I get asked the question, “If carbohydrates are so bad, why did [so-and-so] lose weight on the [such-and-such] diet?”, where “such-and-such” diet is not a “low-carb” diet. Obviously, this is an important question and a pretty complex one.

There are several ...

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How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?

How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?
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This week I’d like to tackle one of the most important questions that I get asked.  However, before getting to the question, I think it’s worth investing ...

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What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?

What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?
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One quick update:  Two weeks ago I was interviewed by the great folks at A Sweet Life.  Their site is a great resource, especially for folks with diabetes, but really for everyone (I ...

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