Net vs. total carbs
- When and how does differentiating between “net” and “total” carbohydrate content of food matter?
- Note: but the epilepsy guidelines have agreed on a formula.
- Is there a “metabolic advantage” to low-carb/ketogenic diets? If so, what is it and when does it occur?
- Do calories “count”?
- Is calorie restriction ever necessary in low-carb nutrition?
- In low-carb nutrition, should there be limits on protein intake (“causes glucose spike”) or should protein intake be unlimited (satiety, most important macronutrient)?
- Is there an “optimal” level of ketosis for different health goals?
- Are supplements important in low-carb nutrition? If so, which ones?
- Does an elevated LDL-cholesterol level have the same health implications for someone on a low-carb diet as for someone on a higher-carb diet?
Strict carbohydrate limits
- Should all carbohydrate-reduced interventions be a strict low-carb ketogenic approach?
- Is there such a thing as “sugar addiction” or “carb addiction”? If so, how is it defined, quantified, and treated?
- A related issue: Is there such a thing as “processed food addiction”? If so, how is it defined, quantified, and treated?
- Is there a place for non-caloric sweeteners in low-carb nutrition?
- Is there a place for vegetable oils in low-carb nutrition?
- Is there a place for soy in low-carb nutrition?
- In low-carb nutrition, is it important that animal products be from pasture-raised and/or grass-fed animals?