Today I wanted to share an awesome book that has helped me a ton as I’ve been transitioning my diet this year. If you read my series on adrenal fatigue in the spring and my recent post on Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution, you’ve already heard me talk a bit about how I’ve been reducing my carbohydrate-intake and increasing my consumption of healthy fats. Since this approach correlates with the keto diet, I’ve been organically finding lots of keto resources and recipes.
In case you’re not familiar with a keto or ketogenic diet, it simply means that instead of using glucose as fuel, your body burns fat instead. In order to reach nutritional ketosis, the keto diet involves eating high-fat, moderate amounts of protein, and low amounts of carbohydrates. (Note: this is not the same thing as ketoacidosis, which is a dangerous condition for diabetics when blood glucose and ketones in the body become elevated.)
I’ve found that eating keto has been extremely helpful for balancing my blood sugar and the keto diet often results in fewer food cravings, improved mood, reduced appetite, effortless weight loss, feeling clear-headed, and a reduction in digestive symptoms like gas and bloating.
In my experience, a lot of keto resources can be very strict and usually involve a lot of dairy. Since neither a restricted approach to food or dairy work for my body, I instantly fell in love with Leanne’s book. The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence by Leanne Vogel came out in April of this year and it’s been an amazing resource for my fat-fueled journey. (Note: I was not asked to do a book review nor is this a sponsored post. I genuinely just want to share this with you because it’s been so helpful for me!)
I’ve known Leanne for years (she’s the blogger behind Healthful Pursuit) and love her holistic approach to food and all things health. This book is written in a welcoming tone and is wonderful for those who are curious about keto, just starting out and maybe struggling with keto, as well as those who have been keto for awhile and are looking for recipe inspiration.
One of my favorite parts of the book is Leanne’s fat-fueled profiles which give five different approaches to the ketogenic diet. Since I strongly believe in the concept of bio-individuality (that each of our bodies are different), I love her approach that there’s no one-size-fits all to this way of eating. Some of us may need more protein or more carbohydrates – and, more importantly – that’s perfectly okay!
In The Keto Diet, you’ll find:
- Over 125 healthy and delicious whole-food recipes that will help your body burn fat
- Five 28-day meal plans that walk you through a month of eating keto
- Tools to make your high-fat life a breeze including guides for your favorite grocery stores, yes/no food lists, food sensitivity replacements, how to go dairy-free to reduce inflammation, and more
And, let me just say that these recipes are awesome! I’m currently obsessed with her classic biscuits, “cheese” sauce, and bacon spinach dip!
You can find The Keto Diet in many bookstores, as well as online.
I hope this book will be as helpful for you as it has been for me!
Wishing you health and happiness,