186: Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros, and Diet Variation With Dr. Anthony Gustin

186: Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros, and Diet Variation With Dr. Anthony Gustin

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Ketosis, Carnivore Diet, Macros and Diet Variation with Dr. Anthony Gustin

It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on.

The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us?

Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports physician, a functional medicine practitioner, and an overall food and fitness skeptic like I am. His focus recently has shifted from private practice to starting his own company, Perfect Keto and Equip.

Dr. Gustin’s mission is to create products that improve the accessibility of whole food nutrition and ketosis, and he’s the perfect person to explain a little bit more about the keto diet, how it works, and if it’s right for you.

Episode Highlights

  • why not to follow one diet for too long
  • the best way to fast for women
  • how to do the keto diet correctly
  • which diets have their place in a healthy lifestyle
  • what the carnivore diet is
  • how much protein we actually need
  • and more!

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  1. Please stop saying that we don’t have a need for carbohydrates. Yes, we do not need processed junk food, but demonizing an entire macronutrient due to a high-fat fad is both ridiculous and dangerous in the same way that demonizing fat was. Even if we don’t know a lot about the microbiome yet, we do know enough to say that diversity is key, not to mention the fact that plants offer the widest variety of health benefits of any food on the market. Limiting your diet to meat flies in the face of all knowledge, even if it does have so-called short-term health benefits. Most people in the US are already constipated. We don’t need everyone running around trying to eliminate the little fiber they are getting and making it even worse. Absolutely horrible advice for anyone who wants to be truly healthy.

    • I agree! I’m an A-Type blood and follow that. It’s obvious that their are foods I need to avoid. Carbohydrates…veggies and fruit are a big part of my diet I can’t eat red meat and pork and eat a lot of fish. I also had my raw data from 23andme and had it uploaded for my doctor as well as a website that will read it and tell me the best foods for my DNA. So I’m taking supplements that are a match to my DNA weaknesses. This makes much more sense to me than going on these ridiculous diets. The key is being healthy.. the pounds will come off naturally because your enteric system is digesting and healing.

  2. This was an interesting podcast episode.
    I just wanted to say that for anyone out there considering the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) developed by Dr. Valter Longo, I get that Dr. Gustin doesn’t like the macros of the FMD, but I think a point that was missed (maybe not emphasised enough) was that the FMD is not just an option for people who don’t have the willpower to comply with a strict 5 day water fast.
    For some people (including me) a 5 day water fast involves more stress than the body can handle. For these people, the FMD is a chance to get some of the benefits of fasting, when to do a strict water fast would only be detrimental.
    I understand that Dr. Gustin finds modified fasting with protein more effective, but, again for some people this is not possible.
    I think this serves as yet another reminder to us all, that we are all unique and so the approach that works for one person, will not work for everyone.
    Please do bear this in mind.

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