26: Can Healthy Fats Make You Fat, Zero-Carb Diets, And Healing A Damaged Metabolism With Keto

26: Can Healthy Fats Make You Fat, Zero-Carb Diets, And Healing A Damaged Metabolism With Keto


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 bring their A-game answering all of your questions in Episode 26!

KEY QUOTE: “When the Small LDL-P on the CardioIQ drops below 500, you’re actually starting to reverse the progress of atherosclerosis.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 26:

– Should I limit saturated fats on my keto diet if a genetic test shows it is necessary?

I’ve followed a ketogenic lifestyle for 4 years now. My WellnessFX Cardio IQ blood test shows I have excessively high cholesterol (LDL-P 2478, Small LDL-P 498, triglycerides 98, HDL 76, hsCRP .02, Lp(a) 207, homocysteine 13.8, fibrinogen 175). Using my 23andme raw data, I discovered I’m not a good metabolizer of saturated fat. In fact, it claims that a ketogenic diet would be dangerous to my health. Will eating more fish and seafood, avocado, nuts and seeds, olives and olive oil work to deal with this while I try limiting red meats, eggs, butter, and coconut oil. I am normal weight and otherwise in good health.

Thank you!

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1. Does eating healthy fats on keto make you fat?

I heard a guy named Ian Ryan from the Fearless and Healthy podcast say that eating too much healthy fat will still make you fat.  He said this on another podcast called The James Swanwick Show.  Is it possible to go too crazy on fat and still get fat? I think I already know the answer, but I am still curious.


2. Can you eat a zero-carb, high-fat diet and still be ketogenic?

Hey Jimmy and Doc,

I recently stumbled across an article about some people who switched over to a zero carb, high-fat diet which eliminated plant foods entirely. Their diet consists of almost entirely beef products rounded out by salmon, eggs, bacon, cheese and butter. My question is this: If you followed a ketogenic diet from a macronutrient standpoint, is this a sustainable way of eating. How would you be able to derive enough vitamins and minerals from the meat products that you could omit all plant foods?



3. What are your best tips for post-menopausal women doing keto?

Hey Jimmy and Doc Nally, thank you for Keto Talk. It’s an excellent podcast with relevant and useful information. Could you please give your top tips for us ladies who are post-menopausal and doing keto. We are a tough crowd and could use all the help we can get. 

Happy Trails!


– Listen to Jackie Eberstein on the 2015 Low-Carb Cruise discussing how post-menopausal women can deal with slow or no weight loss

KEY QUOTE: “If you overeat anything, you can still get fat. That’s why we say don’t overconsume fat. You want to eat fat to satiety. It’s that satiety level that is so important.” — Jimmy Moore

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I am a wellness chiropractor in Southern California who has been challenged by weight and blood sugar. From listening to your Keto Talk podcast, it sounds like you and Dr. Nally believe that the ketogenic diet is a permanent way to eat.  He says that he has been eating this way for over ten years.  Having only done this way of eating for a couple months, I have no idea about the long range necessity of it for me. But it would seem that our ancestors who lived before refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup did pretty well on a diet that was much higher in carbs. To me it seems who many people like me who have a damaged metabolism are eating keto as a means to heal. But it would seem like eventually a person could go back to eating more carbs and not gain weight and not throw their blood sugar out of balance. What is your experience with people who go on the keto diet, lose weight, get off metformin, balance their blood sugar and then after awhile try eating more natural carbs like fruit and some whole grains?  Does this happen or do people just need to stay on this diet indefinitely?

Thanks for taking the time to consider these questions.  I am working my way through all your Keto Talk episodes. They are very helpful.


Dr. Santokh Khalsa

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3 responses to “26: Can Healthy Fats Make You Fat, Zero-Carb Diets, And Healing A Damaged Metabolism With Keto”

  1. Chad Lehman says:

    I still can’t believe an alcoholic product (Dry Farm Wines) is being promoted as keto friendly when Dr. Nally so clearly made the case in Episode 25 that alcohol causes a decrease or cessation in ketone production, which Jimmy Moore readily agreed to.

    • deb says:

      Unfortunately I think Dr Nally is kinda wrong there. Here in Europe dry red wines are readily available. I don’t think they are in the US as sweet wines I believe are popular there. Dr Seyfried (who knows about treating cancer with very high ketones) says dry red wine is no problem for ketosis and my own experience says the same. I do not believe there is evidence that alcohol stops ketosis and drinking a few glasses of red wine has not stopped my ketones the following days. Also I think dry farm wines are lower in alcohol than the dry Spanish reds I drink.

  2. deb says:

    Great show guys. Who doesn’t get obsessed wth testing and numbers and it is so worrying. There is evidence that sat fat is protective. Isn’t it interesting that nature only reverts away from sat fat when it needs to…. So in high temperature countries the plants are high in sat fat and the fish are low in polyunsaturated fats but in low temperature countries higher levels of polys and monos are needed in plants and animals to keep them liquid at the cold temps. Put a blanket on a pig and then the fat has a more saturated lipid profile. Weird eh.