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Ketogenic + Mediterranean

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

What do you think of this plan?

http://www.nutritionj.com/content/7/1/30

I' m thinking of trying it, since I live in Greece and excellent and organic EVOO is abundant and cheap. Plus, I am not totally convinced that saturated fats is the way to go.

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:49 PM

If you can get local food eat it! Olive oil for MUFA, plus some lamb or goat as you like for sat fats. There's much more benefit to getting rid of obesity than optimizing the fat you do it with. If you're not obese it's a different story.

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:26 PM

What! Mat Lalonde says eat those Brazil nuts.

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on March 03, 2013
at 07:02 PM

Atkins is high on saturated fat? Not really. You're really jumping to hasty generalizations, when you're often off-base.

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:29 PM

Also a lot easier to get into ketosis with one of the most important saturated fats of all - coconut oil ...

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:28 PM

To add fuel to the fire: 1) saturated fat makes up most of your nervous system, several neurological conditions (like epilepsy, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis) can be delayed, halted, or reversed just by adding in saturated fat; 2) your immune system relies on cholesterol as its primary weapon, low cholesterol leads to more colds, flus, weakened immune systems, longer recoveries.

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on January 28, 2013
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I want to lose weight with a low carb approach and I find this program healthier than an Atkins-like plan which promotes tons of saturated fat. Isn't olive oil and monounsaturated fats healthier for your heart?

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on January 28, 2013
at 10:44 PM

what is your objective?

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:58 PM

SFAs and MUFAs are for the most part equally the only benign macronutrients we can consume. Everything else -- from PUFAs to carbohydrates to protein -- in some way stresses or taxes the body.

If you are inspired to theme your diet Mediterranean style, then go for it. Nothing wrong with goat, sea food, olive oil, coconuts and all the other wonderful foods (and spices!) that grow around the Mediterranean Sea.

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:26 PM

What! Mat Lalonde says eat those Brazil nuts.

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on March 03, 2013
at 05:02 PM

http://chriskresser.com/new-study-puts-final-nail-in-the-saturated-fat-causes-heart-disease-coffin

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/saturated-fat-healthy/#axzz2MUr0ScCY

Why are you not totally convinced? You NEED saturated fat and cholesterol to be healthy. The demonization of saturated fats is hardly justified.

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:28 PM

To add fuel to the fire: 1) saturated fat makes up most of your nervous system, several neurological conditions (like epilepsy, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis) can be delayed, halted, or reversed just by adding in saturated fat; 2) your immune system relies on cholesterol as its primary weapon, low cholesterol leads to more colds, flus, weakened immune systems, longer recoveries.

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:40 PM

If there is no way to convince you that saturated fat is not the demon, my biggest suggestion is to make sure you are really sourcing your extra virgin olive oil. Most of the stuff out there could really be anything from soybean oil/olive oil mixture to corn oil with green food coloring.

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:19 PM

This diet sounds great to me. The Med diet without the carbs. Are you obese like the study group? 36 BMI to 32 BMI is a big reduction, but they're still obese at the end of the study. The reduction in systolic blood pressure is impressive too. It's interesting that they can include up to .4 dL of wine - about 14 ounces, or 2 big glasses - and still get the ketosis effect. That much wine without some carbs would leave me feeling woozy...

If you wanted to include some saturated fat in this I don't think it would be that big a deal. The big effect is from the carb reduction. I don't think substituting lamb for fish would affect the results.

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