Dr. Stephen D. Phinney on Making a Low-Carb Diet Sustainable Long-Term

This is a great interview with Dr. Stephen D. Phinney – one of the authors of The Art And Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living.

He’s had 25 years of clinical experience prescribing a low-carb, ketogenic diet for patients and has been in constant ketosis for 6 years himself.

It’s a great interview, he gives a lot of actionable tips on how to make a low-carb diet both sustainable and enjoyable in the long term.

A few interesting points from the video:

  • It can take up to 4-6 weeks to fully adapt to a ketogenic diet and taking “a break” from the diet to eat some carbohydrate can interrupt this process.
  • The Inuit who lived in Arctic regions sustained themselves on a near zero carb diet in exceptional health.
  • They preferred to eat meat with a lot of saturated and monounsaturated fats. If given the choice, they would rather use the polyunsaturates from seals to fuel their lamps.
  • After a hunt, they would cherish and eat the fatty parts of the meat and feed the lean parts to the dogs. Yes, to them “lean meat” was dog food.