Keto diet talk by Peter Attia


Just wanted to share this long video about keto diet by Peter Attia I found while browsing the interwebs.

I found it very interresting eventhough I am not going to do ketogenic diet anytime soon, even after starting Soylent

Figured you guys would love watching it too if you hadn’t seen it already

Warning… it’s 1 hour and 17 mins long


Any chance you could give us a summary? I don’t know if I’m interested enough in ketogenic diets to want to sit through 77 minutes of someone talking about them.


You may prefer to start with his blog, The Eating Academy, it will allow you to cherry pick the info you’re most interested in getting. The video doesn’t get into the how to’s of keto much at all, it’s more of the metabolic process of ketosis, and some of the testing/results he has seen.

@Tordenskjold, good watch, thanks for posting.

Edit: Here is the YouTube description;

Uploaded on Jun 10, 2013
Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a “quantified self.” In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from “fit but fat and metabolically deranged” to “fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in.” In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he’s learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years.

Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501©(3). Peter is also a physician and former McKinsey & Company consultant, where he was a member of both the corporate risk and healthcare practices. Prior to his time at McKinsey, Peter spent five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a general surgery resident, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. Peter also spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute under Dr. Steve Rosenberg, where his research focused on the role of regulatory T cells in cancer regression and other immune-based therapies for cancer.

Peter is a 2012/2013 recipient of the French-American Foundation Young Leader’s Fellowship, which recognizes the most promising leaders under 40. Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he also taught and helped design the calculus curriculum.


One of the questions in the Q&A really hit it on the head with actually being able to supplement ketones orally. Seriously looking forward to this.