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  1. Hi, I've gone on a calorie restriction diet because I've been diagnosed with a tongue cancer, I've been on a calorie restriction diet for 11 days today, and am at around 800 calories a day at the moment. I've read and heard that the lower the protein the better potential to halt cancer progressing. The only problem is that I am only 111lb weight 5ft 9" male and don't want to lose any more weight. I'm on a 2:1 fat to protein (in grams) zero carb ketogenic diet. It's said that 0.6g protein per kg is the least amount I could eat a day for my weight (that would be 30g), but some sources say that the protein amount is actually calculated for the average healthy weight you should be for your height, so that would mean 30g a day would be far too low? the charts give my lowest healthy weight at 128lb, so for 0.6g protein per kg this would be = 35g protein as the lowest I could go? Any thoughts?
  2. [Admin Note: New discussion area for LCHF (low carb high fat) and Keto diets, shifted here from the Cold Exposure thread where there was an interesting video posted about the link between a keto diet and brown fat - DP]. Excluding special cases, I don't see any benefit by ketogenic diet on the long term. In short term and in not so healthy people, it can do wonders. However, since it is not a natural state of the body, it has some side effects and not sustainable in the long term without damaging your metabolism. No matter what you do, your blood glucose levels will be kept within some interval and you will always burn glucose for fuel other than fat. You can also get this effect by eating low GI whole foods (even whole grains cooked al dante or boiled&cooled potatoes do not result in glucose spikes, well at least for me) in a time restricted manner (12h-12h) and with some CE and active BATs. As Valter Longo says, you cannot take happiness away from people, and as I can see ketogenic diet is both infeasible and unpalatable for the standard population, especially if there is even better alternatives.