The intimate triad glycogen – lactate – beta-hydroxybutyrate

There is a close relationship between glycogen, lactate and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) that I would like to highlight in this post. Although it looks like a simple relationship, it has important implications. There is more to cover but I’ll focus on the acute phase. The essence A first scenario, no matter the available fuel type (fat,Continue reading “The intimate triad glycogen – lactate – beta-hydroxybutyrate”

Metabolism on a ketogenic diet

Let me first clarify that this article is about a true ketogenic diet, meaning you actually produce higher levels of BHB. Why am I saying this? Because I notice quite a number of people who leave out most carbs but they don’t necessarily reach the ketogenic state due to various reasons. I’ve always said andContinue reading “Metabolism on a ketogenic diet”

Protein and fructose

What could those 2 possibly have in common?  Both could be causing us to eat more.  The mechanism and the reason for each is very different though. Let’s have a look. Fructose In a recent podcast, Peter Attia introduced professor Rick Johnson who is an expert in fructose metabolism.  He revealed that fructose is theContinue reading “Protein and fructose”

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