The Sydney Morning Herald published an article on this topic last week (you can find it here). In it they describe how endurance athlete Tim Reed adopted a mostly ketogenic diet and the impact it has had on his performance. They also present work by professors Tim Noakes and Grant Schofield who are very well-known in the low carb high fat community.
Anyway, the article is pretty decent, except that they show a picture of a breakfast entitled “full fat: slow burn food?”. The plate contains potato chips, half a roasted tomato, 3 strips of roasted capsicum, baked beans, a sausage and a slice of toast topped with a fried egg. It looks very carb-loaded to me! I ran a search in MyFitnessPal.com and lo and behold, here’s the rough composition of the meal:
|Fast foods – Potato, french fried in vegetable oil (Generic)||1 small||16.0||34.0||4.0|
|Beans – Baked, canned, plain or vegetarian (Generic)||1/2 cup||0.0||27.0||6.0|
|Sausage – Beef, fresh, cooked (Generic)||50 g||14.0||0.0||9.0|
|Roasted Roma Tomatoes (Eurest)||1/4 cup||1.0||2.0||0.0|
|Pepper Red Roasted (Parkhurst)||1 Oz||0.0||1.5||0.0|
|Bread – White, toasted||1 slice||1.0||12.0||2.0|
|Eggs – Fried (whole egg) (Generic)||1 large||7.0||0.4||6.3|
Moral of the story: if you feel inspired by Tim Reed’s story give ketosis a shot but don’t think a breakfast like that will take you there.