Low carb paleo authority Jimmy Moore is pioneering a bold new approach to weight loss: nutritional ketosis (as opposed to the more traditional pee-on-a-stick Atkins-style ketosis). Alas, Jimmy has had his well-documented struggles over the past several years - with haters as well as with his weight - but this strategy actually seems to be working. Downside? Relatively expensive testing equipment. And there is, of course, much more to it - but this question will not serve as a primer on what ketosis is/is not. The assumption is being made that you already know or, if you don't, are suffciently motivated to find out. Drs. Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek, as well as blogger CarbSane, are all excellent resources on this topic.
So what say you, Paleohackers? Is this a gimmick? Or is Jimmy on the cutting edge once again with nutrional ketosis?
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on July 14, 2012
at 08:24 AM
Didn't he also start intermittent fasting (i.e. restricting his calories) in this same experiment?
But no, it's gotta be the prohibitively expensive blood ketone meter. The only way to lose weight is to meticulously count carb grams and moderate your protein intake (fat calories are magical and don't count) while accurately tracking your level of ketosis.