Skip to comments.Silicon Valley's elite are flocking to an extreme high-fat diet in hopes of living longer
Posted on 04/30/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health. The latest fad among this set is sticking to a so-called 'ketogenic' diet that's exceptionally high in fat and low in carbs and is considered an experimental treatment for diabetes. Think Atkins, but way more extreme.
Ambar Bhattacharyya, a managing director with Maverick Ventures, initially embarked on a low-carb, high-fat "ketogenic" diet during the due diligence process for a startup called Virta Health. The diet was designed to transition his body from burning fat as its primary fuel source, rather than glucose. Those on the diet typically eat less than 30 grams of carbs each day.
He lost about 7 pounds in the first week, but gave up after a few months. "I started to get really cranky and had to drink a lot of coffee," he recalled. "That meant a lot more bathroom breaks during our partner meeting."
Bhattacharyya said that 2 other investors at the office tried it, meaning about a third of the office was on ketogenic diets.
Virta, the company that caught Bhattacharyya's interest, is geared at helping people with type 2 diabetes get off their meds by coaching them to adopt lifestyle changes including carb restriction. Its doctors have mixed feelings about body-hacking venture capitalists trying to get into nutritional ketosis, without supervision.....
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Smoking helps too.
I had some blood tests recently - they found bacon.
smells like burning bullsheet
It is a lot like Atkins. The ketogenic diet is used to treat some epileptics that don’t respond to medication.
Some of the epileptic’s are also having luck on a Modified Atkins Diet that is less restrictive than the ketogenic diet.
The keto diet works well at controlling seizures but the parents I know who have kids try it say that it is very hard to maintain. Those parents and kids are very motivated to maintain because the alternative is seizures.
U can’t imagine regular people maintaining it.
Michael Savage would say these people are stupid sheeple and will be ruining their livers. He would then list the several books he’s written on nutrition as reference.
All I know is ‘moderation in all things is best’.
I also know from personal experience that a quick weight loss is often followed by a quicker weight re-gain, as soon as you stop the unsustainable crash diet that caused it.
Damn. Now I wish I’d taken that ribeye out of the freezer instead of that bag of crappie.
Dear elites: no matter what you do, you’re going to die. Give some consideration to what happens after that. (Hint: it’s not nothing.)
This is the antithesis of what the government recommends, so people around here should be more open to it. As others have mentioned, it is very close to the first phase of the Atkins diet.
Currently very popular among athletes - including pro athletes - for fat loss. It is counter intuitive but it works.
Very promising for correcting liver and bile function.
I would not recommend it for more than 3 or so days a week as carbohydrates are needed for healthy brain function - especially for women.
I can get into a ketogenic state quickly so I only follow it half of each day.
What the government recommends has resulted in half the population being obese. Combine the government diet with widespread ingestion of fluoride via industrial waste disposal into our potable water supply (which lowers thyroid function) and you end up with a lot of very unhealthy overweight people.
A high fat diet is very good if it is made up of the right fats. Steak from conventionally raised beef, besides being mostly protein (excess of which also turns to body fat), has the wrong fat profile.
So does regular locomotion.
Requirement for dietary carbohydrate is zero.
Body and brain run best on ketones with a small amount of glucose which is derived intrinsically.
Ketogenic diets are designed to control insulin. You won’t be able to burn any or much stored fat in the presence of high insulin. Dr. Joseph Kraft designed the 4-hr insulin assay and found 75% of adults are diabetic (abnormal insulin response) even if fasting blood sugar is ok.
Chronically high insulin and insulin resistance is associated with most chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease.
Controlling insulin is best using high fat low carb diet along with intermittent fasting. See Drs. Jason Fung, Jeff Volek, Tim Noakes, Dom D’Agostino etc.
Original Atkins was too high in protein (some insulin response) and “bad” fats.
Try these to get started:
Butter makes your pants fall off, Butter Bob Briggs
Fasting and low carb Dr. Jason Fung
I’ve been doing this for the last 12 months avoiding sugar and empty carbs. It works and I get to enjoy my fat and animals protein to the max. Feeling good and have shed some surplus weight.
It is hard being on a diet that restricts what you cannot have.
Some diet benefits are negated by the stress of losing control over what you can no longer eat.
If you want a long term version of it then you can eat as much carbs as you need to make up for whatever hard or intense exercise you do during the week, and you have to empty your liver with a long run once a week (1.5-2 hours, no eating before or during). You feel like a million bucks AND you can eat all the ice cream you want :)
Thx for adding to this thread
I’ve been on this diet for a year and a half. My diabetes went away and they took me off the diabetes meds. (A1C went from 7.4 to 5.4) My cholesterol went from 170 to 99. BP also went down 20 points and they cut my BP meds in half.
And I lost 40 pounds. It’s actually a very easy diet because your never hungry. The fat does that...
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