Optimising Nutrition Recipe Book Series

Nutrition can be confusing!

The debate about which diet is best is never-ending.  Unfortunately, rather than identifying foods and meals that contain the micronutrients you need, most dietary advice only tells you what not to eat.

  

We believe that nutrition should primarily be about nutrients.  Sadly, they are rarely even an afterthought.


When everything these days is optimised using Artificial Intelligence and big data, why shouldn't you be able to optimise the nutrients in your food?  


Our technology was designed to do just that.  We created a system that allows you to align your nutritional choices precisely with your goals and requirements.  


Our ambitious goal was to reinvent and revolutionise the recipe genre by bringing the essential micronutrients into the spotlight using a data-driven approach. 


We crunched the numbers on six hundred thousand days of food diaries from thousands of people like you, living and eating in the real world, to identify the critical factors that will empower you to take back control of your appetite.

  

We published hundreds of articles about nutrient density, satiety and optimising blood sugar and insulin levels.  


But we finally realised that, if nutritional optimisation was going to become a movement, we needed to make it as easy as possible for you to implement in your kitchen.  

So we partnered with recipe designer and photographer Saskia Lesser to craft delicious recipes that are beautifully presented and easy to make.


Hi, this is Marty.


After four years of analysing the micronutrient profile of thousands of meals, we are thrilled to announce that our series of twelve nutrient-dense books optimised for different goals are now available for purchase.  


If you already know which book you want, follow the links below.  Or read on to learn more about how and why we created 12 books optimised for different goals.  

  1. Maximum nutrient density

  2. Bodybuilders

  3. Maintenance

  4. Fat loss

  5. Blood Sugar & Fat Loss

  6. Low Carb & Blood Sugar

  7. Athletes & Bulking

  8. Keto 

  9. Vegetarian

  10. Low Carb Vegetarian

  11. Pescatarian

  12. Meat


 

How did we do this?

We spent four years compiling a list of nearly two thousand recipes from a wide range of sources to try to identify the recipes that would serve the needs of people living in the real world to help them achieve their specific goals.

  

We initially used a machine-learning algorithm to compile a database of half a million online recipes.  Over time we worked through this list as well as a number of other sources to log the best ones in Cronometer to enable us to rank them for different goals based on their macronutrient and micronutrient profile. 

 

We also ran a couple of challenges where people competed to create the most nutrient-dense meals.  They kindly allowed us to add some of the best recipes created to our database.


From the two thousand recipes in the database, we culled it down to about 500 recipes.  Less than one hundred of those that made this cut were from external websites, the rest are now hosted on Optimising Nutrition, with a full breakdown of the micronutrient and macronutrient profile.  


We then worked through some of the highest-ranking recipes to identify the common trends of the highest-ranking meals.  We used Nutrient Optimiser to identify complementary foods that would ensure that each recipe provided optimal amounts of all the essential micronutrients. 

 

We then set about the mammoth task of cooking and photographing nearly a hundred recipes for publication in each of the twelve books. 

 

Why did we create twelve books?

Our quest was to make personalised nutrition a reality that people can access and implement in their lives.  Different people have different goals, requirements and preferences when it comes to food.


We acknowledge that, for a range of reasons, some people are passionate about eating more meat, while others feel strongly about eating more plant-based foods.  However, regardless of their beliefs and preferences, they all need adequate essential nutrients.


Micronutrients


While some nutrients are plentiful in our food system, others are much harder to find, so we need to make more of an effort to seek out the foods and meals that contain more of them.

  

The micronutrients that you need to prioritise will depend on your preferred way of eating, so each approach prioritises different micronutrients.

   

The table below shows the nutrients were prioritised for each approach.


Energy Density


Each of the approaches in the twelve books has a different energy density.  That is the weight of food that you will have to consume each day.

  

If you are looking to lose weight, you will want a higher weight of food per 2000 calories.  This will help you to limit the amount of energy you take in.  


A lower weight of food will enable you to consume more energy for weight maintenance or to fuel for growth or activity.

Macronutrients


Our satiety analysis has shown again and again that a higher percentage of protein aligns with greater satiety and subsequent weight loss. 

 

Foods that contain fewer carbohydrates and/or fat are harder to overeat.  If your goal is blood sugar control or therapeutic ketosis, you will want a lower carbohydrate intake. 

 

The chart below shows the macronutrient profile of each approach.


 

Approach

Description

Availability

Maximum Nutrient Density

These are the most nutrient dense recipes available.


Bodybuilders

Gain muscle without excess body fat, while still getting plenty of nutrients and enough energy to support activity.

Discount

Maintenance

Maintain body weight while getting plenty of nutrients to live a healthy and energised life.  These recipes have are ideal for someone who is already at a healthy weight (i.e. waist to height ratio < 0.5) and have stable blood sugars (i.e. waking blood sugar higher than 100 mg/dL or 5.6 mmol/L).

Fat Loss

Rapid fat loss with less hunger and cravings.  These recipes have are ideal for someone who wants to lose weight quickly (i.e. waist to height > 0.5) with less hunger and cravings that lead to rebound binges.  They also provide plenty of protein to minimise loss of lean mass.


Blood Sugar

& Fat Loss

Stable blood sugars and fat loss.  These recipes have are ideal for someone with elevated blood sugars (i.e. waking blood sugar higher than 100 mg/dL or 5.6 mmol/L) and who needs to lose body fat (i.e. waist to height ratio greater than 0.5).

Low Carb &

Blood Sugar 

Stable blood sugars and weight maintenance on a nutritious low carb diet.  TThese recipes have are ideal for someone living with diabetes or anyone who wants to enjoy a nutritious low carb way of eating.  

Athletes & Bulking

These recipes will support activity or growth with nutritious meals.  

Keto

These recipes have are ideal for someone  who requires elevated ketones for therapeutic purposes (e.g. Alzheimer's, dementia, epilepsy etc) while ensuring they maximise micronutrients as much as possible. 

Vegetarian

These are the most nutrient-dense vegetarian meals.

Low Carb Vegetarian

These are the most nutrient dense nutrient-dense low carb vegetarian meals to help stabilise blood sugars.    

Pescatarian

These are the most nutrient-dense pescatarian recipes (i.e. vegetarian plus seafood).

Meat

These are the most nutrient-dense meals that contain meat (i.e. beef, pork, chicken etc).    

Approach

Availability

Maximum Nutrient Density

Bodybuilders

Discount

Maintenance

Fat Loss

Blood Sugar

& Fat Loss

Low Carb &

Blood Sugar 

Athletes & Bulking

Keto

Vegetarian

Low Carb Vegetarian

Pescatarian

Meat

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We know you’ll love these unique one-of-a-kind recipe books.  However, if you don't improve your nutrient-density within 30 days, we'll send you a prompt refund.

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