The Croissant Diet

Brad’s Inflammation Blood Test Numbers – Don’t Conflate Inflammation and ROS!

So I do everything wrong, kind of on purpose. I eat white flour and dairy. I combine starch, protein and saturated fat. I drink black coffee and/or red wine all day long. MANY/MOST OF MY MEALS ARE DEEP FRIED. My sleep habits are haphazard at best. This is the time of year when they are …

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Butter May Lower LPS Mediated Inflammation Compared to Olive Oil

While recording a podcast with Ben Greenfield, I was discussing how the French, Tibetan yak herders and early American farmers all had a diet combining saturated fat (butter) with starch yet appeared to stay lean and healthy. Ben then suggested that there were studies showing that combining saturated fat with starch increases LPS. LPS is …

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Stearic Acid Macro-Dosing – TCD Redux, Part 1

Many people have tried The Croissant Diet, or variations of it, since I published the original article 3 months ago with a full range of outcomes – most experienced increased satiation and food pleasure, some experienced quick weight loss and waistline reduction, but others had quick weight gain and a waistline increase. Some reported reacting …

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Grassfed Beef Suet is an Excellent Source of Stearic Acid

Last summer when I first started experimenting with The Croissant Diet I had breakfast at a friend’s place. He was on The Carnivore diet and had been inspired by Paul Saladino to eat fried beef suet with his eggs. I had a plate of eggs and beef suet and the suet was… waxy. Much more …

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Early Anecdotes – Lowered Blood Glucose and the First-Phase Insulin Response

An oversimplified version of the idea behind The ROS Theory of Obesity is that a diet high in saturated fat will cause “physiological insulin resistance” in your fat cells and they will fail to store fat. This will make you lean in time. When I first posted The Croissant Diet, my assumption was that trying …

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Fat From The Previous Meal Sets The Metabolic Table

After publication of The Croissant Diet, which promotes a diet combining highly saturated fat and starch for weight loss, I got a lot of questions along the lines of whether it mattered if fat was eaten before starch. Or maybe protein should be consumed first? The proposed mechanism of the croissant diet is that saturated …

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