Dr. Bernstein’s Diet vs. Ketogenic Diet: Which is Right for You?

Is there a difference between the Doctor Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution diet and the ketogenic diet? While the two may look the same from afar, a careful study will show important differences in emphasis.   Ketosis The most important thing to note is that nutritional ketosis– the eponymous goal of the ketogenic diet – is not in any way a stated goal of Dr. Bernstein’s diet. The most recent edition of Dr. Bernstein’s indispensable tome has precisely zero discussion of nutritional ketosis. It’s just not something that he pays attention to. In practice, anyone strictly limiting their carbohydrate intake is likely to find themselves in the state of nutritional ketosis at least intermittently, if not perpetually. So if a person with Type 1 diabetes on the Dr. Bernstein diet is likely to be in ketosis anyway, what’s the difference? It can be a big deal. If you have Type 1 diabetes you simply cannot be concerned with achieving or maintaining nutritional ketosis … Continue reading Dr. Bernstein’s Diet vs. Ketogenic Diet: Which is Right for You?