Eat Fatty Meat First

Sent by JUDY CHO | July 16, 2022

KetoCon did not disappoint! I had so much fun meeting our meaty community members and other carnivore and keto advocates. It’s always so nice to spend time with like-minded individuals knowing you are in a safe space.


STUDY OF THE WEEK — Sequence of Macros Matter

A 2020 study showed that there may be something to meal sequencing. The study showed that the sequence in which you eat a meal may impact your blood glucose levels.

Eating fat or protein, especially before carbohydrates will release glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This hormone can reduce the release of glucagon and insulin, allowing for improved post-meal glucose responses.

Some studies show the use of GLP-1 as a therapeutic approach to diabetes.

Glucagon is a hormone from the pancreas and raises the concentration of fatty acids and glucose in the bloodstream. Glucagon is a catabolic hormone, where molecules are broken down into smaller units (the opposite are anabolic hormones).

Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin, which lowers glucose in the bloodstream. Glucagon is released in the pancreas when glucose gets too low in the bloodstream. Glucagon and insulin are part of a feedback system to ensure stable blood glucose levels.

As glucagon is a catabolic hormone, it is essential to eat sufficiently on a ketogenic carnivore diet. Eating sufficient fatty protein will allow blood sugar levels to be better balanced.

GLP-1 has also been shown to suppress appetite because it delays gastric emptying and promoting overall satiety. It’s why I’m a bigger fan of eating the fattiest cuts of a meat at the beginning of a meal.

If you do consume carbohydrates, eat them last. It can help reduce glucose swings and help stabilize blood sugars. Consuming carbohydrates at the end of the meal also reduces the quick insulin release (and response). It’s why I have my children consume carbohydrates at the very end of the meal.

If you remember my chat with Dr. Richard Johnson, he shares that fructose impacts on the body depend on how quickly and how empty your stomach is. It’s why drinking juice, smoothies, and sodas on empty stomachs are hard on the liver.

Try eating the fattiest pieces of meat first. Let me know if this improves your blood sugar and energy levels! (It’s one trick we teach our clients!)



Dr. Donald Layman is an expert on protein.

⚠️We are not eating enough protein.

💔In one study, the estimates indicated that 7.7% of adolescent females and 7.2–8.6% of older adult women reported consuming protein levels below their estimated average requirement. (PMID: 18469286)

🥀The problem is that the dietary guidelines for protein is already subpar. (Dr. Layman explains this more in our chat).

🥩Protein is the building block of our body. Yet as people age, they tend to eat even less protein.

🦷Maybe because of the overwhelming (but false) beliefs that meat is hard on digestion or that it’s hard on the teeth.

💪🏼If you want to age gracefully (maintain muscle mass) and live longer, protein is the macro you want to get enough of.

⭐️and fat for energy without carbs, hormones, and mental health).
Carbs for….?

⛑Make sure to eat sufficient protein, especially as you age. Your health depends on it.

📺 Full interview on YouTube with Dr. Layman:

🎙Full interview on podcast:



CATG PODCAST: Ep 68 KetoCon 2022 Recap and Are You Eating Enough?

In this week’s Cutting Against the Grain episode, Laura and I chat about KetoCon and the Carnivore panel.

  • Highlights of KetoCon 2022
  • Agenda against meat
  • The power of a panel
  • Carnivore panel
  • Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full — In context
  • The cost of meat

Listen Now!



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It’s a perfect snack or small meal replacement bar when you’re on the go but don’t want to compromise on food quality and sourcing.

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NUTRITION WITH JUDY PODCAST: Vitamin A and Copper Toxicity: Opposing Thoughts on Dietary Interventions — Dr. Garrett Smith

I’m excited to sit down with Dr. Garrett Smith. We talk about how liver and bile imbalances can cause health problems and much more.

We discuss the following:

  • About Dr. Garrett Smith
  • How liver and bile imbalances can cause health problems
  • Bloodwork that can measure bile acid
  • All about fatty liver disease
  • Thoughts on non-alcoholic fatty liver
  • High fat and fatty liver
  • Thoughts on cod liver oil
  • Thoughts on copper toxicity
  • Thoughts on a zero vitamin A diet
  • How long does it take to detox from vitamin A?
  • Testosterone and vitamin A
  • Copper toxicity from IUD
  • Thoughts on lactoferrin

You can listen here or watch here.

Watch Now!



It was a lot of fun hanging out with fellow carnivores. While we don’t agree on every single Carnivore point of view, it’s nice to know we all agree on one thing: we can do a lot of healing with meat-only.

And that’s what matters.

While the ladies seem really short, we are all 5’8″ ish. These men are giants. 😊

We hope we did the Carnivore community proud at KetoCon!

Next week I share a summation of my learnings from being nearly five years carnivore. I know people want me to play and fit into a meat-only carnivore box but I’ve never been one to play by the rules.

The episode talks through some of the false Carnivore dogmas from my own experience, as well as working with hundreds of meat-only carnivore clients.

I will challenge any narrative (even in the carnivore community) until we get people to root-cause healing.

And while challenging ideologies can sometimes put me on a lonely road, for every single client that starts finally healing (and really healing), I’m all for it.

Thank you for being part of this community. ♥️

Make sure to share this newsletter with your friends and loved ones as all freebies, inspirational hope, and evidence-based research is shared here first.

with ♥️ and hope for healing,

While I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and provide nutritional support, I am not providing medical advice. Any information provided in regards to nutritional therapy should not be considered medical advice or treatment. Always consult your primary care physician or medical team.

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