New keto study fails at 2 weeks. Should we care?

A new study from researcher Kevin Hall claims to refute the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity. But a two week study is insufficient to address the question. Plus, we have to ask ourselves if it matters in the first place.

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20 thoughts on “New keto study fails at 2 weeks. Should we care?

  1. Loss weight and fat not doing keto but rather just fiddling with my macros and calories. Keto may work for (insert percentage), but I do enjoy my carbohydrates including bread, sandwich, pasta, pizza, fruits, vegetables, desserts, etc. High protein (180 grams +/-), high carbohydrates (180 grams +/-, sometimes going above 200 plus), 50 to 60 gram of fat plus or minus, and have shed body weight. I even eat a cookie or energy bar as a pre-workout kick … no need to deprive myself of any specific food group .. still lost weight.

  2. Why have all this scientific and research knowledge and then talk about CARBOHYDRATES?

  3. Truth – we are on our third year of low-carb diet, are maintaining a much lower weight, and feel great!

  4. I lost 13 pounds in only 5 weeks and that was with cheating 3 times BADLY in the first 2 weeks. Since then I've been good and I've never felt better without carbs.

  5. 64 I've been Keto for three years. Lost alot of weight. Take nor need any meds. Never going back.

  6. Could you use subtitles on your videos please, it would make them more accessible for those with hearing impairments?

  7. My husband had factors that were metabolic syndrome. Dr said lose weight, so we cut fat. Did some research and found low carb insulin model. I asked him to give me 12 weeks and if it didn’t change his bio markers, we would try something else. That was 2 1/2 years ago because it fixed him and it fixed me. Eating rich and loving it.

  8. This must be a joke. Two weeks! Of course it will fail, they wanted it to fail. There is no money in reversing T2D or getting someone to a healthy weight with all the conundrums that brings. It's better to continue getting people to be inflamed, overweight and miserable. Continue "treating" their disease with insulin, metformin or whatever other medications to lower their glucose or their blood pressure or other maladies that come with these "chronic" diseases. Keep eating all the simple carbs and keep feeding big pharma, instead of looking for a solution.
    I have lost friends/ relatives to this epidemic and the establishment continues pushing that T2D is incurable. Doctors check only glucose for years to determine if someone is a diabetic, knowingly that insulin has been regulating it down for decades until it could not do it anymore, thus the diagnosis of "you have diabetes type 2". When they could have been checking if someone is developing or had developed insulin resistance thru a HOMA-IR test.
    I had NAFLD, which is part of a metabolic syndrome problem which they change conveniently from Insulin Resistant Syndrome. I was able to reverse this diagnosis with a clean keto diet and IF. So I do know what I am talking about.
    I know changing people's habits is challenging, but at least they should give some solutions to the ones that want to hear and not treat everyone like part of the cattle.

  9. I’m pretty well convinced that keto/LCHF/Intermittent fasting works amazingly well for awesome metabolic health. Just ask all of us who follow this channel and we’ll tell ya. Hundreds of testimonials can be presented to whoever wants to listen and I’ll talk about it all day. Thanks Doc!

  10. I wish I could do keto. It tanks my thyroid and my depression every time. I know it works for other people, including people who have these issues. I don't think there is any way to make real judgments as an overall thing either way. We have studies. And then we have our bodies, our genetics and our past, and other mysteries we may not have even identified yet. I do eat a technically low-carb diet/lifestyle, less than half the SAD, because no matter what, I think it's clear that our hyper-high processed carbs lifestyle isn't natural to us and is extremely biologically recent.

  11. You said weight-loss way to many times. You know darn well too many people conflate health with weight-loss when they are completely unrelated. Keto is healthy whether you lose weight or not and many don't.

  12. What we really need to get over is the all-or-nothing attitude about losing weight. It is deadly. Rules to lose weight and keep it off: 1) Whatever diet you choose has to be sustainable. If you don't like the food you are eating what will happen when a person reaches their goal weight is that they will go back to eating the food they enjoy eating and they regain their weight. I personally like eating low carb because I'm not a big fan of bread and pasta so not eating a lot of simple carbs isn't a big deal for me and I don't feel deprived. So the diet is sustainable. There are people who love pasta and bread and low carb will not be sustainable in the long run. I have seen channels where people have reached their goal weight and have maintained their goal weight for 5 years and more but they eat much heavier carb diets but because they enjoyed their food, they continue to succeed and maintain a good body weight and their health issues have resolved. Their cholesterol is good, they are no longer experiencing diabetic symptoms, etc.

    2) There has to be a calorie deficit. You can eat keto and still be way overweight. I see keto channels that have been on for a significant amount of time and the person really hasn't lost any weight for ages. They are faithful to the keto lifestyle but their calories are too high and so their weight loss has stalled and will continue to stall until they drop calories. It doesn't matter whether they drop fat, protein or carbs, unless they are in a calorie deficit, they will not lose weight. Even though they are eating high fat, if they are eating too much, the excess calories they eat will be stored as fat. That doesn't mean that I haven't seen successful people doing keto but I imagine, if you checked their calorie input, there will be a calorie deficit. You can't beat math with food.

    3) Eat good food and as much unprocessed food as possible that fits into your lifestyle. I think that's self-explanatory., however, sometimes, a person is busy and all they have time for is to stick a Healthy Choice Frozen Dinner in the microwave, eat and continue on to their next obligation.

    4) Diets gurus that advocate only 1 way to lose weight cause more damage than good. People try low carb high fat and don't like that lifestyle and so they fail at it then feel guilty because they couldn't maintain the diet. They give up and go back to their unhealthy eating habits. "Might as well eat this fatty, unhealthy, processed pizza because I can't do it right no matter how hard I try." However, if they can eat the carbs they enjoy, avoid a lot of fat and eat that way at a calorie deficit and maintain that over the long term, they will reach their goals and maintain their weight.

    5) There is more to losing weight than what you eat or put into your body. Most people with significant weight problems have disordered eating patterns which may or may not be true eating disorders. Whether their eating is characteristic of a true, diagnosable (dsm definitions) eating disorder or not, their relationship with food isn't what it should be. Many will need help to change how they think about food or they may have to find solutions that work for themselves. Losing weight is more than just math, or what you eat, there are a lot of psychological issues that need resolving.

    Just saying, I know you advocate a low carb, high fat lifestyle but don't make those who don't want to follow that lifestyle feel guilty because they can't or don't wish to follow that lifestyle.

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