optimal meals for therapeutic ketosis

Therapeutic ketosis, which involves reducing the insulin load of our diet to increase fat burning, is an exciting adjunct therapy for a range of chronic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and dementia.  A more aggressive ketogenic approach can also be implemented in the early stages of a low carb dietary approach to minimise blood sugars and strip excess glucose from the system.

At the same time, people using a very high fat approach need to be intentional to ensure they obtain adequate nutrition.  These meals prioritise a low insulin load while maximising nutrient density as much as possible.

The nutrient density of these meals is not as high as other approaches and hence it is ideal if you are able to transition to one of the following approaches as your metabolic health and / or blood glucose levels improve:

The highest ranking meals using these weightings are shown below.  Click on the image to see more details.

See this article for the basis of the ranking system.  See also optimal foods for therapeutic ketosis .

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bulletproof coffee with egg

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curried egg with cows brains

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coffee with cream and stevia

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bacon, eggs, avocado and spinach

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spinach, egg and avocado

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keto chocolate cake in a mug

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kale with chorizo and eggs

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Chris Froome’s breakfast of Champions

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zucchini and feta fritters

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spinach, onion and goat cheese omelette

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Jimmy Moore’s keto eggs

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Jimmy Moore’s slow cooked pork with veggies

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spinach, cheddar and scrambled eggs

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