22: Keto Repels Mosquitos, How Nuts Impact Ketones, Loss Of Metabolic Flexibility

22: Keto Repels Mosquitos, How Nuts Impact Ketones, Loss Of Metabolic Flexibility


If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam drop more keto knowledge with you in Episode 22!

KEY QUOTE: “The studies that show those that fully function in ketosis over long periods of time have dramatically helpful effects over their life. And if someone says being in ketosis for long-term is less helpful, they really need to go back to school and read the science.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 22:

– Why did I feel drained, exhausted, and weak when I started eating ketogenic?

I got in ketosis and stayed there for a solid month testing with the Ketonix breath analyzer, blowing consistently yellow and red, with an occasional green. I felt drained, exhausted, and weak for a whole month.  I used the KETO//OS product and ate good fats and moderate protein.  I used sea salt often hoping that would help. What was I doing wrong?  In order to get through my busy days and start feeling good again, I upped the carbs knocking me out of ketosis.  I’m still low carb, but not ketogenic.  I have energy again.


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1. Does being in ketosis repel mosquitos?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles,

So, I sort of recall hearing somewhere someone said that mosquitos like “sweet” people.  That is, people with lots of sugar in their blood.

Would that mean that they wouldn’t like people in ketosis?

Is there any research out there on the topic?



2. Will consuming nuts negatively impact your keto-adaptation?

3. Does staying ketogenic make you more intolerant to starchy/sugary foods?

Hello…help please! I eat around 40 carbs total and from veggies each day, and have had improved health and stable weight and mood for two years doing so; my Paleo trainer (intelligent, thoughtful guy) advises me to eat tubers some each week so that I will be “metabolically flexible”- so my body is accustomed to burn both glucose and fat easily; he says I’m losing my ability to burn sugar easily by being consistently low carb.  He says just as my body had to learn to be fat adapted….now it is not “sugar adapted”, and this is making me even more intolerable to starchy/sugary foods…equating to less overall health. Have you heard of this “flexibility factor”?  Can you and Doc Nally address this in a podcast soon.

Love your podcasts….thank you much!!


KEY QUOTE: “(Nuts) are very easy to overconsume. If you eat the whole can, then that’s a problem. You get more protein and carbs than you are expecting if you’re trying to be ketogenic.” — Jimmy Moore

Plus, don’t miss our featured listener question from this week’s featured Keto Talk Mailbox e-mail at the end of the show:

Hi Jimmy,

Does Dr. Nally have any experience with normal weight patients who are perimenopausal or menopausal age who adopted a ketogenic diet to alleviate the hormone rollercoaster and to head off the potential weight gain that often happens during that time of life?  I wonder how a diet that is great for fertility in women of childbearing age could also be good for older women in which increased fertility and higher estrogen levels increase their cancer risk.  Any thoughts would be most appreciated.  Keep up the great work!!!

Best regards,

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3 responses to “22: Keto Repels Mosquitos, How Nuts Impact Ketones, Loss Of Metabolic Flexibility”

  1. Jason Tutt says:

    Hey Jimmy and Adam. I consume about 60 grams of brazil nuts from time to time with my meals and I’ve never had any problems with my blood ketone levels (over 2 mmol). So I think moderation of nuts is fine.

    • deb says:

      Agree. Nuts such as Brazils, macademias or even almonds and peanuts can help get us keto in low amounts. Snacking in any form though is gonna stop weight-loss efforts since not leaving enough time between meals is THE major factor in fat gain IMHO, so keep the nuts to dessert after the main meal and it should be no problem.

  2. erin b says:

    Great information. Recently I relapsed (RRMS) allowing my blood ketones to drop to low and practicing a few unhealthy things like drinking flavored water with a very poor choice sweetener in it. I as well stopped testing weekly, thinking I knew better. Yup surprised as you were once too Jimmy. But the good thing is I am rebounding quicker than before I ever did Keto. Months, now are days and I am feeling better faster. Still not exactly there, but functional only after a few days getting back doing extremely high fats using exogenous ketones as well.
    I wish someone besides the vegans did a MS study, using Ketogenic Nutrition Therapy. It has been successful for me. Dr. Wahls does work somewhat, but not Keto. I never could adapt using her protocol (carbs were to high) and do as well as I do with Keto.