November 7, 2019 HomeArticlesKeto Diet Results for Weight Loss Keto Diet Results for Weight Loss By Herman Swinney Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:dr greger, dr gregor, dr michael greger, how not to die, keto, Keto Diet, keto diet results, keto weight loss, Ketogenic Diet, ketosis, michael greger, nutrition facts, nutritionfacts.org, weight loss Related Posts How a Fitness App’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases | NYT 6 Minute Fat Loss Workout (BEGINNER | INT | ADVANCED) Becoming an Agent: An Inside Look at Physical Fitness About Author admin 100 Comments NutritionFacts.org This is the 3rd installment of my keto series. In case you missed the first two, see Is Keto an Effective Cancer-Fighting Diet? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-Keto-an-Effective-Cancer-Fighting-Diet/) and Keto Diet Theory Put to the Test (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/keto-diet-theory-put-to-the-test/) September 4, 2019 Reply Chris DeRosa #fakenews September 4, 2019 Reply GawdSpeed False,biased,misleading information September 4, 2019 Reply Copisetic 1 What I have found out in years of study and blood analysis on my body is that fat does not cause arterial inflammation like carbs and sugar. After four heart attacks I quit allopathic western medicine, not one MD talked to me about food and diet, I am now a trained medicinal herbalist and diet/food researcher. My knowledge way exceeds the doctors I used to go to, Dr. Greger is the only one that’s even close. My world revolves around arterial inflammation and what foods/herbal extracts suppress it and what foods cause it. Even the vegetable world has foods I won’t eat. September 4, 2019 Reply Contang0 This was a far more objective video than the last. succinct and on the money. September 4, 2019 Reply Jojo's ASMR This really explains the drastic change of appearance for Jordan Peterson, who has eaten an all beef and salt diet for well over a year now. He has lost a lot of weight, that’s for sure. However, I wouldn’t say that he looks very healthy as he looks like he’s lost a lot of muscle.. September 4, 2019 Reply Mark Currie Perhaps people have success on low-carb because they feel satisfied eating less calories? I think people like low-carb diets because they are easy to follow, it’s easier to eat less because you feel satisfied sooner. Any studies on the feeling of fullness on low-carb diets vs non low-carb diets? September 4, 2019 Reply FlintSparked I tried the keto thing before I was better educated on how to verify legitimate research. Let me tell you, even when I was increasing my fiber intake and staying keto, I was constantly wiping my butthole. All that extra fat was doing something awful inside my guts. I would go on runs and my butt itched. It was horrifying. September 4, 2019 Reply truefuschniken Love this info- thank you!!!! September 4, 2019 Reply McGee https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748/#!po=58.6957 Read it and weep. A proper long term study my Carb loaded vegetable happy friends. September 4, 2019 Reply Jake And Sarah Health Nuts Dr. Greger not afraid to dispel some myths September 5, 2019 Reply Kara I So incredible! September 5, 2019 Reply J Kellan GO ON JOE ROGAN September 5, 2019 Reply R A The main thing about the keto diet is that you eat fewer calories because you're satiated quicker. Think about your personal experience. How easy is it to overeat pizza or cereal or cookies? It's much more difficult to eat the same number of calories of meat, eggs, avocado, etc. Dr. Greger doesn't even go into this fact AT ALL. Hopefully he'll address it in a future video. It definitely feels like he's cherry picking the studies for this video. Personally, I'm still on the fence which way to go – ketosis vs WFPB w/ fish, but leaning towards WFPB. It seems like every person on YouTube is biased and cherry picks their info….so frustrating. Are there any unbiased and open nutritionists out there? September 5, 2019 Reply kanenas Wow apparently i lost 100+ lbs in the last 2 years the "wrong" way (keto)! I should go back to my old low-fat diet where I was getting fatter and fatter for 15 years. Thanks doc! September 5, 2019 Reply Steve Greene Diet regimens should ideally be long-term lifelong strategies for remaining healthy and living long, not for overweight fat and obese people to temporarily invoke just for the purpose of dropping some quick body poundage. People are easily tricked, following the hyped commercials and media intent on shrinking their wallets. This presentation today reinforces what I have intuitively thought all along, and it's great to see valid studies finally putting this modern myth to bed for good. It will be quite fascinating to see if and how the Keto community will respond to your talk Michael. The Keto industry is huge these days, with too much money, reputation, and pride invested to simply roll over and admit they were on the wrong course, misleading people all along, whether by intent or innocent ignorance of the facts. Let's see what happens now!steve September 5, 2019 Reply Thicc Vegan YAS YAS YAS September 5, 2019 Reply 80 Slim Shady's Old Gregs at it again September 5, 2019 Reply furyofbongos Don't tell Joe Rogan… September 5, 2019 Reply Daniel Rodriguez All I know is going on a keto diet makes it easier for me to eat less and not feel hungry. No other diet has ever helped me do that. 1500 calories a day, fasting long periods, not feeling terrible after eating tons of carbs. the study needs to measure the human component not just the theory of increased fat loss based on calories on vs calories out. September 5, 2019 Reply ed I wonder if this has something to do with it being "low carb" and not "0 carb". Pretty much only fat, non statchy vegetables and low protein. Combined with fasting and refeeding days. I wonder if that would have different results September 5, 2019 Reply muhubo bulhan I never regret for doing Keto diet. I eat ones a day for healthy food most what I enjoy. I am a witness for Keto that I became a very healthy and energetic when I quit all sugar and sugary good. It’s not about losing fat it’s about getting rid of all the pain and inflammation and the toxics that caused the unhealthy food we eat. Keto is clean and healthy if we understand not to eat everything that you hear about doctors or social media. Listen to your body and you will know what you body needs. Thank you September 5, 2019 Reply blaquehart b Losing mostly water is standards for anyone moving away from a high carb, insulin-spiking diet , so that is not a strike against KETO. I'm not a fan of KETO, but it works for a lot people. My own personal experiment with low-carb dieting and observing so many success stories with friends and family easily trumps the study you use. September 5, 2019 Reply TropicaOptica I'm mostly vegan. Please do a video on oxalates, and the symptoms they can cause BESIDES kidney stones. I don't get kidney stones, but I find when I stay away from high oxalates foods (nuts, most grains, potatoes, spinach, chocolate etc), get my carbs from fruit meals (like banana smoothies), and make sure to get plenty of greens like romaine lettuce, bok choy, and bell peppers, my skin gets so clear and smooth and my energy is so much better. Also my urine starts to smell "rich" when I eat too many oxalates. Another thing I keep in mind is calcium to phosphorous ratios and try and eat 10 whole oranges as a meal most days (not juiced), that along with the greens, makes sure I get ideal calcium to phosphorus ratios 1:1 or better. Can you please talk about this also? From what I understand, too many peoples diets are way too high in phosphorous compared to calcium… which inhibits calcium absorption. September 5, 2019 Reply Anders Estes Jacobsen Did they measure that the people participated in the test actually were in a state of ketosis? Seems to me reducing kalories by 800, does not necessarily does that. September 5, 2019 Reply Kevin Isbell Dr Greger vs Dr Berg on Joe Rogan 🙏 September 5, 2019 Reply Kayondo Thomas When you realise that Humans have been fasting for thousands of years, every info bashing ketosis becomes irrelevant.#LabVersusReality September 5, 2019 Reply Jaded K Natural bodybuilders (even vegan bodybuilders) cut down on carbs when they're trying to cut, and eat more carbs when they're trying to bulk. Natural bodybuilders who are in a cutting phase before a contest will substantially lower their carb intake. And they can get down to 1 digit body fat percentage only by cutting their carb intake. You could never reach sub-10 percent bodyfat in a high carb diet. So it's not true that a low carb diet make you lose only the water weight. September 5, 2019 Reply Kayondo Thomas You can say this, but i see alot of YouTubers talking about a bad experience with Veganism(just keep that in mind). Plant based diet consumers have the same morbidity and mortality rates as regular diet consumers with regards to cancer and Alzheimer's you actually have a video on this…but this only happens if they do it wrongly, & in that video you actually highlight the importance of Vitamin B12 supplementation and ground flaxseed in a plant based diet. In the same way, Keto diet consumers will get negative results if they do Keto the wrong way. I'd be more glad if you did another video on how to do Keto the right way, rather than criticizing it in video after video yet there are countless testimonies of people who've been on it for years and are healthy. Thank you. September 5, 2019 Reply S O N J A 👀🍿 September 5, 2019 Reply Marco Adda AEC Dr Greger and NutritionFacts, as always you rock! September 5, 2019 Reply Michael Lewis After years of researching nutrition it is both obvious and logical to me that a whole food plant based diet is the optimal if following the daily dozen provided by Dr. Greger. I also believe that fasting is an amazing health promoting lifestyle and i would love to see Dr. Greger cover these many studies and bring us his professional insight September 5, 2019 Reply Manny Radzky Sorry, but this is incorrect. For me, at least, low carb has been healthy. September 5, 2019 Reply Thordur Hogna https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49579820. Dr.Greger please explain? September 5, 2019 Reply bla bla Could you make a video about new bbc news article titled:”Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk”? September 5, 2019 Reply watteflausch I find it faszinating how everyone is happy that "the plant diet wins", while the term "ketogenic diet" doesn't mean that it can't be a WFPB diet… it just means almost no carbs. (And yes, that's possible with just plants.) September 5, 2019 Reply Gunnvald Kleveland You just cant stop your lying Dr G . Your misleading is coming to and end. Saw you lying to the commission in California , pathetic September 5, 2019 Reply Gunnvald Kleveland https://youtu.be/cST99piL71E September 5, 2019 Reply Grondorn How can anyone take this goblin-like shill seriously is beyond me. September 5, 2019 Reply Wylabley The Keto Diet is basically a modernized Atikins Diet. Same lousy diet just repackaged. September 5, 2019 Reply Tommy Kopperud Does anyone know what cancers can use ketones. I have heard not all cancers can be starved on a almost no carb diet. September 5, 2019 Reply Brian Parsons Bravo!!! Here's your "ah-ha! … Gotcha!!!" moment! Very well done! 👏 👏 Bask in the warmth of this moment! As the comedian Bill Engvall used to say "Here's your sign". Meanwhile people are switching to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle (a.k.a. keto) and reversing their insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, lowering their inflammation, lowering their blood pressure, bringing back mental clarity, among many other things that's life changing for the better ( https://www.virtahealth.com/research ). Enjoy your moment! 😉 September 5, 2019 Reply Gunnvald Kleveland https://youtu.be/uXrdP06tfdw September 5, 2019 Reply Marcus Wolford This is propaganda, The Author (Kevin Hall) of the paper that is cited responds, please read in this twitter thread https://twitter.com/KevinH_PhD/status/1169630461087248390 September 5, 2019 Reply Lisa Scott Fat will kill your heart muscle. After 4 grandparents two parents 1 stepparent have died or are continuing down the heart attack path that is all it took for me to be a low fat vegan. Thank you Dr. Greger September 5, 2019 Reply High Intensity Health My wife and my full body MRI results after 9 combined years of keto is conflicting with your "data." https://youtu.be/uXrdP06tfdw September 5, 2019 Reply Joe M Looks like the Keto diet is getting free rent in Dr G’s head. For many people (myself included) Keto simply works. I lost over 40 lbs in 6 months and feel so much better. Keto diet industry??? What are you talking about? One simply cuts out highly refined sources of carbs and sugar. There is nothing I buy that’s marketed for Keto. Just healthier food including more vegan choices. On the other hand, there all kinds of junk marketed for low fat diets like Weight Watchers etc. September 5, 2019 Reply James E Rush Are you telling me that my 70lb that I've kept off for almost 2 years from doing keto was just water? What? September 5, 2019 Reply Yoso Is it ethical to save a lion? September 5, 2019 Reply Saintor1 Why does this link support exactly the *opposite*, stating that most of the 23 studies that lasted 3-4+ months lost more weight on low-carb than low-fat? I have an hard time that it would be more lean mass (muscle) lost.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets#section7 September 5, 2019 Reply Keith Sorry, Doctor but the research you've shown in the video ISN'T KETO.. it might NOT even be qualified as low-carb. The test subjects so-called reduced carbohydrate (RC) diet still has 29% of the macros as carbs (140g) whereas in true keto, it's 5% (20g). At least find an article with true keto to make your claim more believable. Full Research Article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4603544/Diet plan of Test Subjects: https://imgur.com/a/SfudrgS September 5, 2019 Reply blondgirl81 My colleagues said to me the other day “if I ate as many carbs as you do I’d be as big as a house and asleep at my desk”. I retorted, “I used to believe that too”. While they gain weight every year, I stay slim and fit. While they drink coffee all day to stay awake, I ride my bike to and from work. 10 miles round trip daily. September 6, 2019 Reply Frankie Cal This dude is a fraud who loves what the government tells him to eat. September 6, 2019 Reply Ginger196 Wow ,Jason Fung Brilliant Nephrologist in Canada is CURING type 2 diabetes and obesity with higher fat ( healthy fats)and lower carbs and MANY other world renowned doctors would DISAGREE with this study BIG TIME. September 6, 2019 Reply rawbirbella justthat AMAZING!!!! We need to spread this video like crazy!!! Finally we can smack them all in the face with some solid science!!! So stoked!!! Thank you. September 6, 2019 Reply Earth Ariyapinyopas health effects on cold foods? September 6, 2019 Reply chris howard i thought you might enjoy this channel i found!!! https://www.youtube.com/user/CdnLentils/videos September 6, 2019 Reply Hal Asimov I know some people who have lost a ton of weight but they cut out tons of processed food and restricted calories. I try to tell them to cut calories with whole plant based foods but they are so convinced it was the Keto and continue on their path of destruction. September 6, 2019 Reply SuperOTAKO Losing more doesn't mean it's works better … people who is on keto diet lost weight slowly but surly and they didn't feel dissatisfied September 6, 2019 Reply Occasionally Grumpy WITH OBESITY. But low fat won't keep you sane if you're using it from normal to skinny /shred September 6, 2019 Reply jonny 5 just finished 5 weeks on keto and i maintained strength lowered body fat and retained muscle mass….hmmm good luck with that lol September 6, 2019 Reply Boleslaw The Brave This isn't the kind of "keto diet" I would eat and I don't (or need to) eat 5 times a day. I used to eat just like this baseline diet with no leafy greens and I was obese. You can see in the supplemental material that their "keto diet" involved eating 5 times a day. I don't know of any Keto dieters eating 5 times a day! Their "keto" involves eating non-organic foods high in oxalates and sauces/dips/sauteed likely laced with vegetable oil. Notice that both diets have eggs, cheese and beef. It looks like the baseline diet uses less vegetable oil. Too bad they don't show the ingredients used in this trial, because they make crackers, pretzels, granola bars, cheese whiz and cheese steaks look like it reduces fat over leafy greens in a short 4 week period. Here's this July 2016 study by Hall mentioned in the video. The devil is in the details. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/104/2/324/4564649 Here is the supplemental material. https://oup.silverchair-cdn.com/oup/backfile/Content_public/Journal/ajcn/104/2/10.3945_ajcn.116.133561/8/ajcn133561supplementarydata1.pdf?Expires=1567828904&Signature=HRMZhUiXiivEyJ2d708Ij4WtbUFX8flR0IjtpAMRNi52Q05rUU1z3KqHqA21JrJ-TbOlODEMy9MVnlSrtH0wjNfAxYRn2GMMquLm0lZpVmyQWgRYoqw4kHyq1d71DDe1uqmrSWUtEfBXNOC0ylpbLTQSypHiiJn1atc85JqoUhgU7xXJcN8-jmCrPV5mrm4XfYTF-jjVoo48NaeCIzlA3K-1LpbqOanlC6fq7SKyo–yCleDEBrPBv8-40DjkIjmhFKrocVTrYinkCebGkrNCzk8IfpM2vUrU154573E9D86~X0iRD37B0Cf8gREeXD-optXybS7eLLCpxZ12pbc8w__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIE5G5CRDK6RD3PGA Sample ketogenic diet menuBreakfastHam & Swiss omelet over spinachMorning SnackCheddar cheese, dicedAlmonds, oil roasted, saltedBouillon cube, beef + Olive oilLunchKielbasa with chilled mustard sauce over sautéed cabbageAfternoon SnackCelery with buffalo chicken dipDinnerSpicy hamburger patty over sautéed squash and mushrooms Sample baseline diet menuBreakfastEgg and potato hash with berriesMorning SnackPeanuts, oil roasted, saltedChewy granola bar, chocolate chunk, low fat Lemonade, prepared from frozen concentrateLunchTurkey burger with hot potato saladAfternoon SnackPretzel sticksWheat crackers & Cheese, American, spread, processedDinnerCheese steak sandwich and pineapple September 6, 2019 Reply Wayne Fergerstrom thanks for doing this September 6, 2019 Reply Plant based life it is easier to fool someone than convince someone that they have been fooled September 6, 2019 Reply luna57 You're missing the point. Keto isn't wildly popular because of the initial water-weight drop. It's because people don't feel hungry on keto. Many, many people fail on low fat diets because they're always hungry. There's also the restaurant problem. It's very hard to find anything low-fat at a restaurant, and almost impossible to find something WFPB compliant. But keto? Easy – steak and salad, bunless burger, chicken wings, chicken caesar salad….etc. September 6, 2019 Reply Michael Moore Lost almost 100 pounds on keto.. my roommate saw results and lost 40 pounds in no time. Both of us are holding weight just fine. September 7, 2019 Reply geggs1 Keto diet is the way to go. I’ve used it for the last 3 years. The best thing that ever happened to me. September 7, 2019 Reply Andrew 101 I think you are a liar to be honest, what's your motivation? This is not what real science shows, you must be paid off! September 7, 2019 Reply John Wilson https://healthytea.net/lead-magnet24164816 tried this two week red tea detox plan and it helped me drop down some weight check it out September 7, 2019 Reply Anonsan The participants were not fat adapted. September 7, 2019 Reply Nick Foxer Amazing how many people in these comment sections have so much of their ego/identity wrapped up in their dietary choice. "WE'LL SHOW THOSE BAD KETO PEOPLE!!!" Humans. It's always "Us vs. Them." September 8, 2019 Reply Nick Foxer 98% of animals are edible….98% of plants are not. September 8, 2019 Reply Jaded K It's very misleading to claim that you can only lose water weight on keto. You do lose substantial water weight on keto, but that's just at the initial adaptation phase that could be up to several weeks. But once you're fully adapted to using ketone bodies as the primary energy, you do start burning fat. Here's a woman who's been on keto years and her body fat is around 10%.https://youtu.be/uXrdP06tfdw September 9, 2019 Reply Angela Dr. Greger has the best puns September 9, 2019 Reply Matthew Reynolds What a nonsense video full of pseudoscience. Debate Dr. Eric Berg. You will lose. September 9, 2019 Reply TestingU 4Research I don't see any mention of actually maintaining KETOSIS, only that of a "reduced fat" vs "reduce carbohydrate" diet which is not necessarily a KETO DIET. September 10, 2019 Reply Bismillah Arif These studies are funded by companies that support non ketogenic diets because all of their products would be obsolete. I have seen the results of keto on my self in one and half month I lost 6.5 kg and other health benefits without doing any exercise. I don’t have sugar craving nor hunger and full of energy and have lots of focus and all my friends are telling me that I am younger than I was before. This channel is working for the companies that infect our bodies with useless food. All those studies are done and research are funded by the same companies that infect our bodies with diseases. Don’t believe in it. September 10, 2019 Reply Brydzo It was only a 6day study – is that enough? September 10, 2019 Reply Palpatine if you use low carb/keto or low fat it works in both ways but fat is used for more than energy in the body so i rather eat fat than empty calories in form of carbs September 10, 2019 Reply William Chase https://youtu.be/Q2UnOryQiIY September 10, 2019 Reply William Chase https://youtu.be/1qDYl4zHmAg September 10, 2019 Reply Jason Howard LOL at all of the vegtards praising this walking corpse. Gregor completely misrepresented the paper he referenced. Even the lead author of that study, Kevin Hall, blasted him on Twitter for doing this. But hey, keep putting this white walker on a pedestal you nutrient deficient plant worshippers. September 11, 2019 Reply Robert C charlatan greger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMVPtqwx0A September 12, 2019 Reply Treviath You might be interested in this before you believe the whole video. https://twitter.com/KevinH_PhD/status/1169630461087248390 September 12, 2019 Reply Jonesyweb A must watch: Greger is a rat: https://youtu.be/_oMVPtqwx0A September 12, 2019 Reply Alan Angel I just don't understand what these videos are hoping to achieve. You may lose more weight on a low fat diet but carbs make me hungry, they make me snack. I'm looking for food an hour after a bowl of rice. It's not a like for like comparison because I'd be really hungry on the one option. As for water weight, it's not a gimmick if you feel better without it, and you consider your natural state to be without it. Same goes for not shitting and farting all day. If I'm choosing to not be bloated, hungry, full of water then fat burning numbers are meaningless. September 13, 2019 Reply Rob Smith The very author of this study just came out on twitter blasting Greger for completely misrepresenting the entire study. Even stating the opposite is likely true. I wonder how many of the other studies he cites were misrepresented now too. Why cherry pick when you can just flat out distort them!!! September 14, 2019 Reply Sherry G Dr Michael Greger, I don't know how to thank you enough for ALL that you have done without corporate $$$. When I discovered your site two months ago ( Hubby diagnosed with diabetes) I finally felt safe! Safe to believe in what you are teaching. Safe that the facts are indeed facts. Real Facts vs 'paid facts' paid for by misleading corps. This WFPD diet is a doable/thrive-able HEALTHY way to live life to the fullest without worry of hangover damage from all the other "diets" out there! I Feel Safe in what you teach. I only wish more doctors would learn these truths so I could go to MY doctor and not have to nod politely (because he will not even listen to what I have to say) as he tells me it will not work…despite the weightloss and the dropping numbers (insert Faceplant here). Thank you Thank you Thank you! PS: I have shared your website Many times over the past 2 months. As my husband beats his diabetes and I loss weigh more people will ask us how we did it…and we will send them to you. We will be living proof that facts Do Not Lie nor do you!! Can't wait until your new books comes out! September 14, 2019 Reply Tusk I live on a low fat low sugar but high carb diet since i got in apartment the diet is not by choice tho its because i just like most students am short an cash and grain based foods like pasta (high carb) are the cheapest available and its been 7 years now 7 years ago my pants were 30 inch by 36 inch but today i wear pants of 40 inch by 36 inch thats how much bigger from fat i gained now i even have a double chin and fatty fingers and thats on your crap high carb low fat diet STOP LYING YOU PIECE OF CRAP you are lucky we are not face to face September 16, 2019 Reply Tusk Whats funny is on your add you mostly compare high carb foods: pizza, fries, breaded chicken and burgers which are all foods you are not allowed in a keto diet with low carb foods: Apple, blue berry, kale, brocoli, chou and letuce and surprisingly all of those are actually low carb and excluding the apple and blue berries you can eat all of those in a keto diet So really in this video you are contradicting yourself YOU LITTLE LIAR September 16, 2019 Reply Martin S. geniooooo!!!!!! saludos from ARGENTINA!!! September 18, 2019 Reply WhimsicalSoul I have tried virtually every diet / way of eating – I was always left craving food and feeling hungry all the time. The keto diet (vegan) is the first time in my adult life that I literally don't even think about food until I get real hunger pains. For normal people, I see your point – but for food addicted, obese people the low carb / high fat way of eating will keep them satisfied. October 5, 2019 Reply Bobby Thomas Wow, what trash. So I guess my 70 pounds and my diabetic dad's weight loss on keto and glucose normalization was a hoax. October 9, 2019 Reply Sam van den Biggelaar Study cited: Calorie for calorie, dietary fat restriction results in more body fat loss than carbohydrate restriction in people with obesity The carbohydrate restricted group had 29% of energy intake coming from carbs. I don't know how you could possibly compare that with the generally accepted maximum of 5% in a ketogenic diet. They already consumed more sugar than would be allowed as total carb intake on keto… This evidence literally teaches us nothing about keto, all this implies is that higher fat is not favorable in diets with moderate carb intake. Also, a DEXA scan couldn't detect statistically significant changes in body fat between the the diet groups, so maybe the difference in daily lost body fat is not as big as one might think. October 12, 2019 Reply Sathish Neelakandan Fakest of fake. October 15, 2019 Reply Alejandro Fleury I can’t believe anyone in “health care” can still push the low fat high carb nonsense after 70 years of the Ancel Keys fiasco! October 23, 2019 Reply Mike Breler Let me say I love Dr. Greger's work on plant based eating and he has had much to do with my going fully vegan about 6 years ago. However, I have lost more weight, lowered blood sugar and have more energy as a keto vegan. My weight loss alone seems to contradict the 17 man study. This video assumes that by eating more fats, one would increase total calories and negate the fats burned which hasn't been the case for me. There is a loss of craving to eat carbs and I actually eat far less calories. So the number of reduced calories by eating far less carbs has been much greater than the extra good fat calories. I used to be low fat vegan but plateaued in insulin resistance improvement. I went to vegan keto because the fat burning vs glucose burning made allot of sense to me. The only difference between keto vegan and what Dr Greger and the Forks Over Knives group of Doctors espouse is keto vegan increases the good fats such as coconut oil, avocados, nuts and seeds instead of starchy veges such as potatoes, rice, corn, wheat etc. I am still a vegan and I get the benefits of no animal products. So we're no that far apart. I also stay away from most fruits other than limes and do several low glycemic berries such as blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. The other thing that drew me to keto vegan is that of the three macros, carbs is the only macro that humans do not need at all. It doesn't make sense to me to up the starchy plant carbs in the face of that fact and the blood sugar spikes I get from them. Additionally the fat caused cell insulin resistance concept does not explain why so many diabetics have dramatic A1C drops on keto (vegan or not). October 29, 2019 Reply Mike Breler By the way. Keto is not Atkins with only minor tweaks and should not be confused with it. Atkins increased protein to make up for less carbs. Keto keeps protein to about 15-20% which is a major macro difference. I do agree that animal products are unhealthy in any percentage. But a vegan can also be keto by staying away from starchy plants. This is what has worked for me and I'm not disagreeing with Dr. Greger on most of his work. October 29, 2019 Reply U.B.A.H LoL. I'm an overweight person. People always tell me to stop eating rice, bread, sugars, and fruits. I guess they were wrong. It's actually the oils and fat we added to our food that causes weight gain. I started HCLF a few days ago and feel more energetic. Current weight 260lb. I'll post an update next month. November 1, 2019 Reply stephan W I'm on keto, and it works Very well. I don't think this so called DrKnows what he's talking about. November 6, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.