Nutrition Fingerprint

recommended approach

The food and meal lists in this report have been tailored to help Karen get more of the nutrients that she is not currently getting a lot of while also helping her to meet her goal of blood sugar management with a low insulin load diet and being autoimmune.

approach average glucose (mg/dL) average glucose (mmol/L) selected
therapeutic ketosis > 140 > 7.8
diabetes management 108 to 140 6.8 to 7.8
weight loss & blood sugar control 100 to 108 5.4 to 6.0
weight loss < 97 < 5.4
most nutrient dense < 97 < 5.4
nutrient dense maintenance < 97 < 5.4
lean bulking < 97 < 5.4
athletic performance < 97 < 5.4

micronutrient profile

The chart below shows the micronutrients provided by Karen’s diet as a proportion of the daily recommended intake (DRI) for each nutrient (including supplements).

nutrient ratios

The graphs below show the key micronutrient ratios in your diet. The Nutrient Optimiser uses the micronutrient ratios as a safety check to make sure that you’re emphasising foods or meals that might worsen these micronutrient imbalances. For more details about micronutrient ratios check out article.

Omega-6 : Omega-3
2.6
Zinc : Copper
12.5
Potassium : Sodium
2.5
Calcium : Magnesium
3.7
Iron : Copper
10.8
Calcium : Phosphorus
0.8

nutrients to prioritise

Going forward, we want to prioritise the micronutrients that Karen’s is not getting a lot of. These are highlighted in the table below. We also want to prioritise nutrients that are below 500% DRI for your specific condition: insomnia.

nutrient % DRI prioritize
Vitamin D 13%
Sodium 28%
Manganese 33%
Thiamin (B1) 49%
Magnesium 55%
Iron 57%
Calcium 74%
Potassium 76%
Phosphorus 78%
Vitamin E 79%
Folate 99%
Copper 119%
Panto Acid (B5) 120%
Vitamin B-12 165%
Vitamin B-6 137%
Niacin (B3) 162%
Vitamin A 375%
Zinc 182%

optimal foods for you

The foods listed below will provide Karen with the nutrients that she is currently not getting in large amounts while also aligning with her goal of diabetes management . The foods are ranked in descending order of priority (from the top of the page to the bottom).

Animal based foods

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
liver sausage 353.5 3.31 13%
sweetbread -152.8 3.18 12%
liverwurst 79.5 3.26 16%
liver pate -156.0 3.19 16%
headcheese -170.8 1.57 20%
frankfurter -456.1 2.90 17%
knackwurst -589.4 3.07 16%
bologna -1212.2 3.10 11%
beef sausage -379.1 3.32 18%
pork sausage -172.8 3.25 20%
salami -233.4 3.78 18%
bratwurst -601.6 3.33 16%
lamb -1430.4 6.39 5%
meatballs -592.1 2.86 19%
pork ribs -648.3 3.61 18%
chorizo -621.8 4.55 17%
blood sausage -1295.7 3.79 14%
ham 8.3 1.49 29%
lamb rib -768.2 3.61 19%
pepperoni -1199.8 5.04 13%
turkey -74.0 2.21 28%
duck -1226.1 3.37 18%
t-bone steak -505.5 2.94 26%
ground beef, 80/20 -1.1 2.70 31%
sandwich spread, pork -165.3 2.35 30%
pork stomach, cooked -262.2 1.57 32%
ground turkey -334.2 2.58 30%
ground beef -351.2 2.48 30%
Poultry salad sandwich spread -149.0 2.00 33%
ground beef 70/30 -453.3 2.77 30%
beef rib eye steak -180.8 2.48 33%
beef loin -430.0 2.78 30%
ground beef 70/30 -408.8 2.70 30%
scrapple, pork -82.9 2.13 34%
lamb liver 1584.4 1.68 48%
lamb leg -383.3 2.58 31%
ground beef, 75/25 -411.8 2.77 31%
beef tenderloin steak -393.0 2.73 31%
beef rib, small end -390.9 2.78 31%
rotisserie chicken thigh w. skin -529.8 2.26 31%
sliced turkey pepperoni -41.4 2.43 35%
beef rib, eye -357.2 2.65 32%
beef tenderloin steak -349.6 2.62 32%
flank, steak -329.7 2.63 33%
beef brisket, flat half -499.4 2.98 31%
beef tripe -188.6 0.94 38%
beef brisket, flat half -462.3 2.89 32%
chicken patty, uncooked -400.9 2.92 32%
beef loin, top loin -308.0 2.50 34%
Smoked sausage -385.2 2.16 35%
beef brisket -444.9 2.80 33%
prok ears -599.5 1.66 35%
sirloin steak -297.4 2.43 36%
chicken patty, cooked -434.7 2.87 34%
beef shortribs -477.8 2.95 33%
rotisserie chicken back -859.4 2.12 32%
beef brisket -240.9 2.44 37%
turkey liver 900.9 1.89 47%
roast beef -196.3 2.19 38%
sausage, italian -221.1 1.49 39%
roast ham 61.3 1.78 41%
pork ribs -52.2 2.16 39%
pork loin 20.4 1.93 41%
roast pork -21.3 1.99 41%
chicken breast breaded -93.6 2.63 39%
rotisserie chicken thigh -339.6 1.93 39%
lamb (lean) 68.7 1.44 43%

Seafood based foods

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
mackerel 46.4 3.05 14%
fish roe 1721.2 1.43 47%
caviar 209.6 2.64 33%
herring 25.6 2.17 36%
sardine 13.9 2.08 38%

Plant based foods

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
olives -8.1 1.45 3%
endive 44.7 0.17 7%
avocado -232.8 1.60 8%
alfalfa 64.3 0.23 19%
escarole 195.3 0.19 24%
blackberries 112.4 0.43 27%
raspberries 24.1 0.52 30%
beet greens 80.2 0.22 35%
collards 279.5 0.33 37%
sauerkraut 73.3 0.19 39%
cucumber 51.8 0.12 40%
zucchini 139.9 0.17 40%
chayote 92.2 0.24 41%
turnip greens 400.6 0.29 44%
radishes 44.4 0.16 43%
spinach 593.0 0.23 49%
summer squash 127.3 0.19 45%

macronutrients

The macronutrient split of Karen’s diet is shown in the chart below.

macro targets

While Karen’s primary focus should be on nutrient density, the table below shows the macro ranges required to achieve a reasonable level of nutrition. These ranges can be entered in Cronometer as a guide.

macros lower limit upper limit
protein (g) 75 170
fat (g) 20 140
carbs (g) 0 75
energy (calories) 1850

Going forward the Nutrient Optimiser Smart Macros will adjust your macros on a weekly basis to ensure you are moving in the right direction.

net carbs, insulin load, insulinogenic calories

Karen’s food diary indicates she is eating 1316 calories per day with an insulin load of 78g/day and with 24% insulinogenic calories.

Insulin load is influenced by the amount of carbohydrate, protein and fibre. Lower levels can stabilise blood sugars. However, a very low insulin load diet can compromise nutrient density.

The table below shows the % insulinogenic and insulin load (based on Karen’s average calorie intake) for the Standard American Diet (SAD), the average of all people who have had their Nutrient Optimiser analysis done as well as typical levels for people managing diabetes and therapeutic ketosis.

approach % insulinogenic insulin load (g) net carbs (g)
typical SAD 54% 338 281
average optimiser 29% 165 73
LCHF 25% 156 63
therapeutic keto 15% 94 31
Karen 24% 78 17

daily nutrient score

The chart below shows a comparison of the nutrient density of Karen’s food log based on the harder to find 50% of the essential nutrients. Karen’s most nutrient dense day is January 21 2020 while her least nutrient-dense day is January 19 2020.

best and worst days

Karen’s food diary for the best and worst days are shown below for comparison. Karen should try to eat more of the foods towards the top and less of the ones towards the bottom of these tables.

Note: If you don't see worst and best days please upload your servings.csv file from Cronometer. Cronometer API doesn't allow individual foods to be imported.

Best Day

food name energy (kcal)

Worst Day

food name energy (kcal)

diet log analysis

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