Yes, that’s Wagyu beef liver, onions, and potatoes I cooked last week.
A big part of the goings on at my Ketotard Chronicles Group concerns the following utter bullshit promoted by ketotards, ketoshysters and ketophants (a ketotarded sycophant of ketoshysters; e.g., Jimmy Moore and that ilk).
- Calories don’t matter; don’t bother counting them.
- Limit both carbohydrate and protein.
- Once carb and protein limits have been reached, consume unlimited fat to satiety.
…Like Reggie Owens says, “Satiety…you know…that thing that makes you fat.”
Less often talked about in terms of the general insanity outlined above is what I consider the number one reason to avoid all of these hyper-fat protein-limiting Keto Diets: Nutritional Bankruptcy. It’s very easy to show, yet virtually nobody shows it, I find almost nobody that’s aware of it, and in fact, there’s this perverse ignorance out there I encounter often, that fat, in itself, is highly nutritious when in fact, it’s nearly devoid of micronutrition. Let’s just dive right in. I’m using FitDay because I like the graphs it makes. For a more complete nutritional picture you can plug the same things into Chronometer.
Let’s start with butter because that’s the high water mark for nutrition (because of the milk solids…) and it goes down hill from there. All of these are for ONE WHOLE CUP…about 2,000 calories worth.
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Well, ok, looks like it’s a way to get your vitamin E. Not much else and overall, nearly nothing. Now, you ketotards out there: ask your one-half walnut brains what this means if 80% of your diet consists of some mix of the above? Speaking of walnuts, hell, you’d be better off just eating 2 1/2 cups of those, except you’d be worse off with protein at only 8% and you’d blow your carbohydrate limits with 41 grams for 9% of calories—but at least you’d get some micronutrients.
So, how about we compare a standard day of nutritional ketosis with someone eating a balanced diet, let’s say 2,000 calories for each? For the NK day, we’ll do 5 / 15 / 80 and for the balanced but flexible, non-restrictive diet 40ish /30ish /30ish. For this, we’ll use Chronometer because it gives a better overall nutritional picture.
As you can see, the ketotard is deficient in 15 out of 28 nutrients, 54%. This is very stupid, especially as a chronic “WOE.” Now let’s look at a sane and smart fella, like me.
Wow. Out of 28 nutrients, deficient in only 7 but here’s the deal. I simply plugged in a variety of foods and then played with the quantities to get total kacal and macros close. It’s a flexible diet. I could have easily Googled foods high in those deficient nutrients and replaced things to come out with near no deficients. Moreover, theser other things are likely to be hit from time to time if one eats a variety of foods. But if your diet is 80% no-nutrient fat, you have a very big math hole you’re starting out from.
I’ll note one other thing. In order to be fair, I did not include liver, since most people don’t eat it, and it could be consumed on both sides anyway.
…Ever heard of Don Gorske? He started eating Big Macs every day in 1972 and never stopped. He even saves the boxes, wrappers and receipts. He’s up to over 30,000 Big Macs eaten.
Don is still lean and apparently, healthy. Could find no info on any health problems. So, in that spirit, what would the nutrition of a day of Mc Donald’s look like, compared to a ketotard?
I ran an Egg Mc Muffin, Big Mac, Fillet-O-Fish, Mc Double, and a Quater Pounder. It comes to 2,021 kcal, 172 (34%) / 105 (22%) / 100 (44%). In terms of micronutrition, it misses on 17 of 28, so pretty much on par with something ketotarded—if one was to eat nothing but Mc Donald’s sandwiches as a “WOE!” So, whoa, ketotards, you edge out a 100% Mc Donald’s diet by just a nose.
UPDATE: Well, I wasn’t aware of this. I quote from a comment posted below.
Not sure if you use Chronometer much, but a little adjustment of your data makes it FAR worse for the ketotard:
Basically, virtually none of the foods in chonometer list quantities for the following: biotin, chromium, flouride, iodine and molybdenum, so you might as well uncheck them, as they’re complete unknowns. That’s why both yourself and the ketotard are deficient in them. They don’t really exist in any quantity in the database.
When you also remove sodium (surely most modern humans get truckloads of it?) and vitamin D (probably better being outside) the ratios look more like this:
Richard now deficient only in vitamin E: 4.5% deficient overall
Ketotard: down to about 35% deficient overall
Nearly 8 times worse off…. I know it’s massaging the data somewhat… but I feel it’s more accurate.