Go Hybrid – Ketogenic/Low Carb Diets

The Hybrid Diet mimics the body’s evolutionary design. We are ‘hybrid’ and can run on glucose from carbs and ketones from our body fat.

Alternating between the two is the hottest health secret – because something magical happens when we switch between a ‘slow’ carb and a high fat diet: it sets up a healthy cycle of new cell growth and repair (autophagy), and body fat is burnt more efficiently, mimicking the natural cycle of feast and famine. The worst of both worlds is the combination of animal fat and refined carbs – the hallmark of junk food.

A High Fat diet switches on a cellular clean up, repairing the energy factories in cells. A Slow Carb diet makes clean energy and healthy new cells. Switching regularly between Slow Carbs and High Fat is like nutritional yoga. You become ‘carb adapted’ – craving less sweet foods, and ‘fat adapted’ – able to burn and derive energy efficiently from fat.

In 2022 we are in a great position to harness the scientific breakthrough that is ‘autophagy’. In 2016, Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi, a cell biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Institute of Innovative Research was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his work on unravelling the miracle of ‘autophagy’. I published my book the Hybrid Diet on this in 2019 followed swiftly by the more prescriptive and practical The 5 Day Diet.

In this section you’ll learn why variation, not moderation, is the key to health and slowing down ageing.

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Cut the carbs and lose weight – my three day challenge

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A Successful first Hybrid Detox Retreat. Over 34kg lost. Here’s how.

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Ketones and your brain

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The Hybrid Diet in a Nutshell

Doing the Hybrid Diet is easy when you know how.

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I lost 10kg in 4 weeks going Hybrid

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I start my day with a Hybrid Latte

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Variation not moderation is the key to weight loss

Fat or carbs? Vegan or meat? Or is it just about calories? What if you...

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Lose the festive belly fat (without feeling hungry). Here’s how.

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Mobiles double brain cancer risk

Long-term mobile phone use more than doubles brain cancer risk.

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Amazonian hi-carb heart secrets

The Tsimane tribe in the Peruvian Amazon have the lowest risk for heart disease in...

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How good for you is ‘clean eating’?

Last night (Thursday 19 January 2017) BBC Horizon’s Dr Giles Yeo went on a mission...

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Study shows cutting carbs does not enhance fat burning

Do low carb high fat diets really help you to burn fat? A new study...

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Atkins diet cancer risk

UK medical experts have blamed the Atkins diet for a worrying increase in constipation and...

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Obesity is linked to ten common cancers

Research published today in The Lancet shows that being overweight or obese is linked to...

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Do low fat diets make you fatter?

Some people say a calorie is a calorie, but more evidence is accumulating that conventional...

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Hit a weight loss plateau?

Time and again people contact me to ask why their weight loss has stalled despite...

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Are you a hunter or a gatherer?

Muscle and brain cells have two modes of operation, much like a hybrid car. The...

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Not all fruit is created equally

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Coconut oil benefits for Alzheimer’s & weight loss

Virgin-pressed coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) with convert directly into ketones. Recent evidence suggests...

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Alternate day ‘IF’ fasting on BBC

Last month's Horizon TV programme on how to live longer, gain health and lose weight...

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Very low calorie diet reverses diabetes

Reported in the Guardian today are the results of an eight week crash diet on...

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Fat doesn’t make you fat

Most people still believe the fat you eat turns into fat in your body. It...