For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering questions from the comment sections of the recent posts on daily keto carb limits, within-meal keto carb limits, and electrolytes. I’m addressing questions about alcohol, uniform carb allowances versus personalized, potassium supplementation, salt appetite, salt water, electrolytes after the transition, whether fruits fit in, and why I don’t count above-ground non-starchy vegetables.
Without further ado, let’s go:
Last week I shared with you how I cook my steaks. Today I’m covering another grilled favorite—chicken. A lot of people hesitate to grill chicken, especially skinless chicken, and rightly so. Its leanness means that high heat has the propensity to dry it out…unless you know how to marinate well. My daughter, Devyn, came up with what’s become my favorite way to grill chicken. It’s simple and virtually effortless. See what I mean….
We’d argue that grilling is one of the best parts of summer. Over the years, Mark has served up tips for making the most of your grill cooking, including these Primal grilling tips and techniques as well as a guide for how to cook a whole fish on the grill. For those cooking away from home, we’ve even got ideas for some car camping favorites. Today we’re rounding up more than just grilling resources but seven recipes you can enjoy this month. From beef to seafood to vegetables, we hope these ideas inspire some great dinners.
Research of the Week
Modern hunter-gatherers probably don’t live in particularly marginalized areas, at least compared to other subsistence groups.
Since 2008, diabetes incidence in the US has actually gone down (apparently driven mostly by non-Hispanic whites).
Bipolar disorder increases the risk of Parkinson’s.
DIY skills are dropping.
Even the liver’s circadian rhythm responds to light at night. So does the insulin sensitivity of your muscle tissue.
Mortality benefits leveled off at 7500 steps per day in older women.
With June here, we’re all about grilling. For some lighter fare, we love these Primal- and keto-friendly kabobs with summer veggies. Primal Kitchen® Lemon Turmeric Dressing and Marinade makes this dish incredibly easy and flavorful—without much time and effort on your part. Just a few minutes at the kitchen, another few at the grill, and this delicious, low-carb dinner is served. It’s great for a quick family meal or an impromptu get-together.
If you look around the online keto-sphere, you’ll notice that 20 or 30 grams is often the standard daily limit for carbohydrate intake. Any more than that, they say, and you’ll never get into ketosis, never become fat-adapted, and waste all your efforts at reducing carbohydrate intake. And then you come to Mark’s Daily Apple, sign up for the Keto Reset, or buy a copy of The Keto Reset book and see that I allow 50 grams of carbs per day and don’t even consider non-starchy vegetables as counting against that total carb count.
Why does the Keto Reset allow 50 grams of carbs per day? Why don’t I count non-starchy vegetables?