While eliminating processed carbohydrates on a keto diet can be extremely helpful for many people, one of the challenges for people following a low carb or keto dietary approach is that they can overdo the dietary fat and sacrifice their diet quality.
Many people, once they understand that too many carbohydrates and insulin can be a problem, swing to the other extreme and give fat a free pass (and sometimes even try to avoid protein). This leads to very low satiety and nutrient-poor diet. Before long, this ends in increased fat gain and worsening insulin resistance.
Our analysis has identified that a lower-carb diet is typically more nutritious than a diet packed with refined carbohydrates. However, it may not be optimal to cut out all carbohydrate-containing foods, particularly non-starchy veggies that contain the vitamins and minerals that can otherwise be hard to find.
We believe that it’s important to understand the difference between a therapeutic keto diet approach (i.e. very low protein and very high fat, intended for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or epilepsy) and a nutritional ketogenic diet which is better for people who do not have particular health issues but love a ketogenic way of eating.
But the good news is, using our process of Nutritional Optimisation, we have designed these recipes to still provide plenty of vitamins and minerals for the optimal nutritional keto diet.