Dr Peter Attia - The Ketogenic Diet

Very Low Carb Performance

D r Peter Attia talks about his experience on the Ketogenic Diet and the amazing changes he experienced, from physical endurance to mental acuity.

As a fitness fanatic who has undertaken a 24 hour fast and a bike ride for 6 hours while still fasting. Done while on a Ketogenic very low carb diet.

In the talk he explains why its important to keep protein levels low. High enough to meet the body's needs, but not so high that excess is turned into blood glucose via gluconeogenesis.

At 8:23 Dr Attia reveals he was eating around 240 grams of protein a day. That's too much. Why? The body will convert excess protein to glucose, taking the body out of ketosis and in effect killing the benefits of the Ketogenic diet.