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Pork Fat Hollandaise

Since the early days of my carnivorous life, I’ve been wishing for something like mayonnaise to eat with leaner meat.  Heaven forbid I should end up with leftover chicken breast, because I cooked the whole beast and the wacko lean-eaters didn’t finish it off, for example. I tried a few times to make mayonnaise with […]

C is for Carnivore

In a guest post I wrote for Break Nutrition todayI showed that the RDA for vitamin C is grossly inflated, particularly on a ketogenic diet. The amount of vitamin C that prevents scurvy, even in carb-eaters, is at most a mere 10 mg a day, and there is little support for taking extra, unless your […]

Ribeye Jerky

I’ve taken to making fatty “jerky” in the dehydrator from thinly sliced chuck steaks they sell at my local grocery store. It looks like this: It absolutely melts in the mouth as it is, though, believe it or not, I sometimes spread butter on it. My local store also sells thinly sliced ribeye. This I […]

Deeper ketosis without protein restriction

In my last update, I had talked about the trouble I was having staying at the β-hydroxybutyrate level I wanted while eating to satiety. Not only was eating to hunger driving my ketone levels down, but higher ketone levels were correlating with irritability. Hunger and irritability are not my style. Besides, I have the intuition […]

Keto-adaptation: what it is and how to adjust

What is keto-adaptation? Keto-adaptation is the process of shifting your metabolism from relying mostly on glucose for fuel, to relying mostly on fat-based sources of fuel. Not only does fat oxidation itself increase, but your body starts producing enough ketones that they can be used as a significant source of fuel as well. Ketones are […]