If you haven’t heard about the ketogenic (short: keto) diet by now, you’ve been living under a rock! This trendy diet is all about eating a diet that's very low in carbs and high in fats in order to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. This premium book covers the keto diet rules, how it works, keto diet side effects, and why it’s so popular right now.
Should you decide to become a keto diet follower, we’ll help you along the way with meal plans, mouth-watering recipes, cheat sheets, and keto diet swaps when you’re missing your favorite carbs. We’ll tell you how to set your kitchen up for success, tips to follow when you’re eating away from home, and how to eat keto on a budget! Read success stories and find out which celebrities swear by the ketogenic diet. We’ll help you transition to a ketogenic diet as easily—and safely—as possible in The Complete Guide to Keto.
Michelle Stacey is an award-winning journalist, author, and editor who has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Prevention, Martha Stewart Living, and many more. Much of her work focuses on food and culture, diet and nutrition, health and wellness, and science. As a magazine editor, Stacey has worked on the staffs of Women’s Health, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Savvy, and Outside. She is the author of two books: Consumed: Why Americans Love, Hate, and Fear Food (Simon & Schuster) and The Fasting Girl: A True Victorian Medical Mystery (Tarcher/Putnam).
Stacey (Fasting Girl) provides an accessible introduction to the keto diet in a guide rich with photos, charts, and lively text. She begins by explaining how the diet works. Readers will learn about good and bad carbohydrates, the regimen’s potential health benefits, and the four kinds of keto diets (standard, targeted, cyclical, and high-protein). Part II, “Ready, Set, Keto,” covers getting started. Preparation tips address setting up the kitchen and include a shopping list. Stacey provides a helpful keto “cheat sheet” with substitutions for conventional carb favorites to help readers quench snack cravings. She also shares tips on “eating out on keto,” exercising, and avoiding common mistakes. The best section, though, is Part III, “Cook Keto,” which kicks off with a seven-day meal plan (featuring three meals and two snacks each day) and contains nearly 60 pages of recipes, complete with mouthwatering photos that should go far to encourage dieters to give keto a try. Stacey’s well-produced book will please keto neophytes with its surplus of tips, encouragement, and ideas. (Apr.) Reviewed on : 03/11/2020