There is somewhat of a paradox though Ally. Low carb goes against much of the accepted dietetic wisdom, so analyzing low carb diets against those constraints is always going to spring up deficiencies. Low carb doesn't follow 'the rules'. I'm not trying to be inflammatory by the way. I saw a dietitian a couple of times but stopped because she would not accept what I was doing was working for me. I was benefiting from amazing health benefits, yet despite that she wanted me to base my diet on 45-60% carb. From that point of view my diet would have been deficient in many aspects for her. Yet had I followed her 'balanced' diet it would have been a disaster as far as my diabetes is concerned. I'm not knocking HCPs, my doc is brilliant and insists I aim for non diabetic numbers and balks at the NICE guidelines and my diabetic nurse is wonderful too. I just think that low carbers and dietitians will always be at odds whilst the medical world concentrate on fat as the problem.