Here’s What This Man Learned From One Year On A High-Fat / Low Carb Diet

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At the most recent Quantified Self conference, geneticist Jim McCarter talked about the effects of going on a ketogenic diet for a year.

In this fascinating short talk by geneticist Jim McCarter, we see detailed data about the effects of a ketogenic diet: lower blood pressure, better cholesterol numbers, and vastly improved daily well being. Jim also describes the mid-course adjustments he made to reduce side effects such as including muscle cramps and increased sensitivity to cold.

Jim begins: “When I tell my friends I’ve given up sugar and starch and get 80% of my calories from fat, the first question I get is: Why?”

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