Nutrition Fingerprint

recommended approach

The food and meal lists in this report have been tailored to help Mike get more of the nutrients that he is not currently getting a lot of while also helping him to meet his goal of fat loss with a low insulin load diet and being zero carb.

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 Mike’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
2.3
Zinc : Copper
32.9
Potassium : Sodium
0.9
Calcium : Magnesium
2.6
Iron : Copper
17.1
Calcium : Phosphorus
0.3

nutrients to prioritise

Going forward, we want to prioritise the micronutrients that Mike’s is not getting a lot of. These are highlighted in the table below.

nutrient % DRI prioritize
Vitamin C 5%
Vitamin K1 10%
Manganese 13%
Potassium 40%
Folate 41%
Magnesium 41%
Sodium 44%
Thiamin (B1) 50%
Calcium 54%
Copper 61%
Vitamin A 61%
Vitamin D 81%
Panto Acid (B5) 89%

optimal foods for you

The foods listed below will provide Mike with the nutrients that he is currently not getting in large amounts while also aligning with his goal of weight loss & blood sugar control . 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
turkey liver 6.0 1.89 47%
sweetbread -0.0 3.18 12%
lamb brains -0.0 1.54 27%
ham -0.1 1.49 29%
headcheese -2.0 1.57 20%
beef kidney 1.7 1.57 52%
goat cheese -2.1 2.64 21%
lamb heart 0.4 1.61 48%
beef tripe 0.8 1.03 55%
pork ribs -2.1 3.61 18%
turkey -2.0 2.21 28%
roast ham -0.6 1.78 41%
duck -2.5 3.37 18%
roast pork -0.6 1.99 41%
lamb sweetbread -0.9 1.44 43%
pork ribs -0.8 2.16 39%
pork loin -0.9 1.93 41%
ground turkey -1.8 2.58 30%
lamb -2.2 6.39 5%
lamb (lean) -1.3 1.44 43%
lamb rib -2.8 3.61 19%
pork (lean) -0.7 2.09 44%
beef rib eye steak -2.0 2.48 33%
t-bone steak -2.5 2.94 26%
ground beef -2.5 2.48 30%
lamb leg -2.3 2.58 31%
lamb lungs 0.0 0.95 58%
pork chops 0.1 1.74 54%
rotisserie chicken thigh -1.9 1.93 39%
ground beef 70/30 -2.4 2.70 30%
turkey heart -1.0 1.74 47%
ground beef, 75/25 -2.4 2.77 31%
beef heart -0.3 1.79 52%
elk -1.2 1.93 44%
beef tenderloin steak -2.4 2.62 32%
ground beef 70/30 -2.6 2.77 30%
beef tenderloin steak -2.4 2.73 31%
beef loin -2.5 2.78 30%
beef rib, small end -2.4 2.78 31%
beef rib, eye -2.4 2.65 32%
ground beef, 80/20 -2.5 2.70 31%
flank, steak -2.4 2.63 33%
beef loin, top loin -2.3 2.50 34%
bison -0.4 1.71 53%
roast beef -2.2 2.19 38%
chicken -2.5 2.19 36%
veal loin -1.2 1.75 48%
sirloin steak -2.4 2.43 36%
beef brisket, flat half -2.6 2.98 31%
beef brisket -2.3 2.44 37%
beef brisket, flat half -2.6 2.89 32%
beef brisket -2.6 2.80 33%
lamb chop -1.7 2.34 42%
chicken breast -0.0 1.48 60%
beef roast -1.5 1.78 48%
chicken drumstick -2.0 1.49 47%
leg ham -0.6 1.65 56%
beef shortribs -2.7 2.95 33%
pork shoulder -0.8 1.62 56%
porterhouse steak (fat trimmed) -2.0 1.45 50%
lamb shank -2.1 1.96 48%
chuck steak -1.9 1.94 51%
turkey gizzard -1.7 1.55 57%
ground beef (lean) -1.4 1.44 60%
sirloin steak (lean) -1.6 1.77 57%
veal -1.0 1.51 65%

Seafood based foods

food name nutrient density energy density insulin load
mackerel 0.5 3.05 14%
trout 2.0 1.68 45%
sturgeon 1.7 1.35 49%
salmon 1.6 1.56 52%
sardine -0.0 2.08 38%
lobster 3.6 0.89 71%
herring -0.7 2.17 36%
crab 3.0 0.83 71%
crayfish 2.3 0.82 67%
anchovy -0.2 2.10 44%
flounder 0.5 0.86 57%
halibut 1.5 1.11 66%
rockfish 1.4 1.09 66%
tuna 0.1 1.84 52%
pollock 1.2 1.11 69%
white fish 1.1 1.08 70%
perch -0.2 0.96 62%
whiting -0.0 1.16 66%
cod 1.4 2.90 71%
haddock -0.2 1.16 71%

macronutrients

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

protein

Mike’s protein intake is 2.0g/kg LBM or 116g/day.

The average protein intake for all people who have had a Nutrient Optimiser analysis done is 1.9g/kg LBM, with half of the population sitting between 1.4 and 2.5g/kg LBM.

Generally accepted minimum protein intake levels are shown in the table below. Higher levels are required to support lean body mass if you are more muscular and/or more active.

The table below shows how Mike’s current protein intake compares to these accepted minimum protein intake levels based on his current lean body mass.

scenario % calories g/kg LBM for you (g/day)
minimum (starvation) ~6% 0.4 23
RDI/sedentary ~11% 0.8 47
typical ~16% 1.2 70
minimum nutrient optimiser ~24% 1.8 105
Mike 33% 1.98 116

macro targets

While Mike’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) 105 225
fat (g) 25 125
carbs (g) 0 110
energy (calories) 1700

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

daily nutrient score

The chart below shows a comparison of the nutrient density of Mike’s food log based on the harder to find 50% of the essential nutrients. Mike’s most nutrient dense day is January 17 2018 while his least nutrient-dense day is January 18 2018.

best and worst days

Mike’s food diary for the best and worst days are shown below for comparison. Mike 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)
Espresso, without Flavored Syrup 5
Lamb, Australian, ground, 85% lean / 15% fat, raw 288
Fried Eggs, Egg Enhanced with Omega 3 or Vitamins 228
Mollusks, oyster, eastern, farmed, raw 50
Hamburger or Ground Beef, 85% Lean 329
Bacon, Pork 112
Mollusks, scallop, mixed species, raw 371
Kerrygold, Butter, Pastured 104

Worst Day

food name energy (kcal)
Espresso, without Flavored Syrup 5
Lamb, Australian, ground, 85% lean / 15% fat, raw 864
Cheese, cheddar 172
Fried Eggs, Egg Enhanced with Omega 3 or Vitamins 76
Quest Nutrition, Protein Vanilla Milkshake 50
Fage, Total 0%, Greek Yogurt, Plain 187
Perfect Keto, Keto Collagen, Chocolate 60

diet log analysis

Insulin Load (g)

Insulinogenic Calories (%)

Net Carbs (g)

Protein (g)

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