Kimkins’ K/E (Kimmer’s Experiment) is technically a zero carb diet. Just meat, eggs, fish and no vegetables. But K/E is lean meat only, and I hope nobody is desperate enough to even attempt such a restrictive diet when pregnant. Not even Kimmer herself recommends it.
But what about the “Zero Carb Path” diet? Also no vegetables but high fat? Does that make is safe for pregnancy?
A moderator, Charles, at Jimmy Moore’s forum certainly thinks so. Even more, he claims that it is perfectly fine to eat store bought ground beef (hamburger) and nothing else!
So who is this Charles? What qualifications does he have to give out prenatal nutritional advice? Well, there seems to be none. None. He has no nutritional or medical credentials. Instead, he relies on “facts” as interpreted (by him) from essays describing carnivorous tribes.
When being challenged that these tribes were not 100% meat eaters, he backpedaled until he finally was left with the one example he thinks proves his point; the Mackenzie Eskimos. He claims that they just ate the muscle meat of the caribou and therefore it is exactly the same as eating store bought beef and nothing else.
This fact is extracted from selective reading of Stefansson. However, he totally disregards other Stefansson’s writings where he mentions eating fish and fish liver and caribou brain (has a lot of vitamins and minerals lacking in muscle meat). Not to mention whale oil, seal, seal blubber and even carbs in the form of berries and caribou stomach content.
I fail to see how commercially raised beef has any similarities to a traditional Inuit diet.
I also don’t understand why Charles would keep on insisting that this diet is safe for pregnant women. What is the purpose? To prove his point? At the risk of the health or life of an unborn child?
This is what Charles said yesterday on the forum, with regards to the ongoing debate:
I just need one of you ladies to look great enough so that your husbands will impregnate you and I can end this zero-carb and pregnancy nonsense.
I’m sure he intended this to be funny. It isn’t to me. We are talking about the life of an unborn child!
Please, please, if you are pregnant, do not listen to any advice given on the internet by unscrupulous people that just are interested in feeding their own ego.
Note. While Jimmy Moore is still housing this individual on his forum, Jimmy announced today that the Zero Carb threads will be moved to Charles’ own forum shortly. Will there be a “lifetime” fee?