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This blog is dedicated to bringing you the latest nutritional news, research and information about the benefits of the ketogenic lifestyle.

Book Review: Lore of Nutrition

"Lore of Nutrition: Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs" by Tim Noakes and Marika Sboros is quite possibly the most important book about nutrition that has ever been written!

It should be required reading for all doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and anyone who has struggled with obesity or other chronic diseases (Cancer, Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, Alzthemiers, leaky gut, IBS, PCOS, Hashimoto's, etc...).

In a nutshell, this book tells the story of Tim Noakes, a physician, an A-1 rated scientist, and professor at the University of Cape Town who was put on trial (for his medical license) because of a tweet he shared.

A registered dietitian didn’t agree with the advice he shared, so she reported him to the local medical board (the HBCSA) in South Africa (that is where he lives).

Turns out the charges and subsequent trial wasn’t really about a tweet, but it was more a conspiracy designed to silence him because they (the dieticians, medical community,...

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70 pounds in a year!

Today I want to recognize one of our members who is celebrating her 1 year keto anniversary. She has lost a life-changing 70 pounds in the last 365 days!

Jo-anne is a photographer friend on mine from Ontario, Canada. She wasn't able to start the 2017 New Years Challenge do to a scheduling conflict, but she signed up on February 1, 2017 and started our 100 day program on the 2nd.

The photo on the left was taken in December of 2016, about 2 months before she switched to a ketogenic diet.

The center photo was after 100 days and she was down 25 pounds! Not too shabby!

But as I tell every single person who signs up for one of my coaching programs... the real challenge starts on day 101.

What are you going to do after the so-called "diet" is over? 

If you go back to your old eating habits, the weight will undoubtedly return (perhaps you've experienced yo-yo dieting in the past?)

Of course at Ketology... we preach that Keto isn't a diet, but it is a long term...

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Keto diet ranks dead last

US News and World Report recently released their list of the best diets for 2018 and at first, I was surprised that the "Keto diet" was ranked dead last considering how much better I feel after eating this way for almost 3 years now.

But then the more I thought about it... I guess I'm not really surprised. 

These rankings are based on the current dietary guidelines which the US adopted in 1977.

Since the low-fat movement was recommended by the US government, obesity and Type 2 diabetes rates have been steadily on the rise.

Here's how the ranked the Keto diet based on their criteria, then I share my response below in italics:

Best Diabetes Diet: 2.3 out of 5 stars.

They claim keto is minimally effective in preventing or controlling diabetes.

Several people who have taken my 100 Day Keto challenge have actually reversed their Type 2 diabetes diagnosis and have been able to come off of their medication (with their doctors blessing).

 

Easy to Follow Diet: 1.4 out of 5 stars.

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Take the New Year New You Challlenge

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Enrollment is now open for the New Year, New You Challenge

The Challenge starts on January 1st, however you can sign up as late as the 7th.

Sign up by Christmas Eve and save $200.

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My Friend Mark

 

I woke up this morning to find myself tagged in an illustration my friend Mark uploaded to Instagram. I absolutely love it so I made a video about my friend Mark and I hope you'll watch it.

This was the caption:

"Just a matter of years ago, I (and many others) watched in horror as Becker was swirling downhill fast into a chasm of pizza, french fries, diet Coke (oh, the irony) and carbs xMillion. It was NOT GOOD. Fast forward to today and like myself, he discovered ketosis and is now somehow 10 years younger with the energy of a hormonal 18 year old freak. He is now known as @ketology.co the keto coach! In this masterpiece, I capture both the physical and emotional transformation of my good friend of many years now, Becker."

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The Magic Pill Trailer

From The Magic Pill website:

What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.

 

 

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44 and Feeling Fabulous!

Ten years ago I spend my 34th birthday in New York City and commemorated the occasion by having my portrait taken on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge:

Today I turned 44 and Ashley shot this portrait of me last night in front of our own local iconic landmark... the Gateway Arch (shot from the Illinois side).

While I have a few more wrinkles and a few more gray hairs, I feel like I am only getting better with age! I am stronger, leaner, healthier and happier than I've ever been.

I am married to a wonderful woman who is truly my better half and for someone who never really wanted any kids... I can't believe how much I love being Audrey's dad. She is my pride and joy and I just love her to pieces!


In the Brooklyn Bridge photo, I am wearing size 38 jeans, an XXL shirt and I am guessing I weighed around 260 pounds. (it was taken about 3 years before I reached my highest weight of 285 in December 2010 when I could barely squeeze into 40 sized jeans).

Back then, I was single, living...

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What the Hell-th?

There's a new documentary on Netflix that I certainly DO NOT recommend you watch.

It's trash. 

If it was a school project... the teacher would have flunked the knuckleheads who made the film because they obviously made stuff up to support many of their claims.

Normally, I wouldn't even make a post to bring any attention to this steaming pile of   ...

but it's on Netflix, so a lot of people are watching it...

and since many of my FB friends know I am a huge proponent of the ketogenic diet...

I get asked about it often.

Now I'll simply reply with the words "pure vegan propaganda" and a link to this post.

To be fair... I haven't even watched the film and I have no plans to.

I watched the trailer and that was enough to get me to want to throw something at my TV.

I considered cancelling my Netflix subscription in protest, but there are too many other great Netflix shows I love so I can't let this one piece of shit mockumentary rob me from enjoying House of Cards and ...

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The Maven Nation Podcast

I recently appeared on the Maven Nation podcast to discuss the wedding photography business and the ketogenic diet and how efficiency can help you with both.

It's a 45 minute conversation and I highly suggest adding this podcast to your rotation if you want to upgrade your life with practical, useful information.

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Low Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter

Part of our mission at Ketology is to help right a wrong that was perpetrated on the public back in the 1950's.

We were all duped! 

And we're still suffering as a society today as the obesity epidemic is on the rise.

It's time to spread the truth about what's causing more and more people to become obese (and as a result, Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases are on the rise).

Contrary to popular belief...

Eating fat doesn't make you fat!

Sugar is the culprit.

I know that's not what anyone wants to hear... because things made with sugar are so delicious...

But it's true none the less.

This 5 minute comedy sketch is actually spot on:

 

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