During his yearlong n=1 ketosis experiment Jimmy Moore in 2012 didn’t give too much away about exactly what he was eating which made me a little frustrated but inquisitive.
What was he doing to keep his blood glucose consistently low and ketones high? Could this help me lose some weight or perhaps my type 1 diabetic wife normalise her blood glucose levels
Jimmy did publish a list of healthy high fat foods (i.e. avocados, butter, whole eggs, coconut oil, bacon, sour cream, 70% ground beef, full fat cheddar cheese and coconut) on the Carb Smart blog but he didn’t give away much more detail.
One meal he did blog as one of his favourites was his “keto eggs” which he included in Keto Clarity and on his blog here. He says it helps him “rock the ketones”. This was often his meal for the day with intermittent fasting. The recipe is shown below:
- 4-5 pastured eggs
- 2-3 oz grass-fed butter and/or coconut oil
- sea salt
- parsley (or your favorite spice)
- 2 oz full-fat cheese (optional)
- 2 Tbs Sweet Chili Sauce
- 3 Tbs sour cream
- 1 whole avocado
The nutritional analysis for the recipe below shows that it’s certainly ketogenic with 83% fat, 13% protein and 4% carbs. This recipe provides a solid protein score though the vitamins and minerals aren’t as high as some of the other meals. However if your primary aim is therapeutic ketosis then this meal will likely be great for you.
The ranking for the keto eggs recipe, compared to the 241 other meals that have been analysed so far, for each of the approaches is:
- therapeutic ketosis – 18 / 242
- diabetes – 54 / 242
- weight loss – 175 / 242
- nutrient dense (maintenance) – 159 / 242
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