A Goop Book Club Pick
A new twist on keto: The fat-burning power of ketogenic eating meets the clean green benefits of a plant-centric plate
The keto craze is just getting warmed up. The ketogenic diet kick-starts your body's metabolism so it burns fat, instead of sugar, as its primary fuel. But most ketogenic plans are meat- and dairy-heavy, creating a host of other problems, especially for those who prefer plants at the center of the plate. Dr. Will Cole comes to the rescue with Ketotarian, which has all the fat-burning benefits without the antibiotics and hormones that are packed into most keto diets.
First developed for individuals suffering from seizures, keto diets have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of many chronic health problems including Alzheimer's and some cancers. Adding a plant-based twist, Ketotarian includes more than 75 recipes that are vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian, offering a range of delicious and healthy choices for achieving weight loss, renewed health, robust energy, and better brain function.
Packed with expert tips, tricks, and advice for going--and staying--Ketotarian, including managing macronutrients, balancing electrolytes, and finding your carb sweet spot, this best-of-both-worlds program is a game-changer for anyone who wants to tame inflammation and achieve peak physical and mental performance. Let the Ketotarian revolution begin!
Very “Fluffy” but decent book
There’s good and bad about the book:
- A lot of good healthy information
- Lists of vitamins needed
- Great tasting recipes
- Right amount of pages to stay engaged
- Really good guide to “get started”
- Too much fluff and selling of the “Ketotarian” brand in the first couple of chapters. (Skip to the Get Started section immediately)
- Utilizes a lot of medical terms in the beginning while you’re learning the program. Not good, and a bit off putting
- Majority of recipes in the back do not have pictures. This would greatly help for meal prep
Missing a key ingredient
There is a lot of great information regarding the science behind a ketogenic diet and how to get started. I like that there are MANY recipes to choose from and that there are several free meal plans.
My biggest complaint is that there isn’t any calorie counts on any of the recipes(or at least not in my iBook). I don’t know if this was intentional, but it is very inconvenient especially for anyone starting any kind of diet that has calorie guidelines and/or restrictions.