Earlier my husband and I were talking about New Years Resolutions and how they relate to making powerful decisions about healthy eating. These diet resolutions get a really bad rap simply because most people don’t stick with them. I think one of the THREE reasons is they’re looking for a quick fix rather than a lasting plan.
The second reason, in my opinion, people don’t stick with a lasting plan is they don’t choose one that allows for delicious food. Let’s face it, many of us are bona fide foodies (I’m raising my hand, here, and it has a fork in it) and we simply will NOT go down a road that doesn’t include good food. Period.
Third reason? This one may not seem as obvious, but I believe it’s because we don’t have a why. The how can be easy enough…. Cut out chips (How? don’t buy them.) Cut out sugar (How? Stop eating living your life like your Cookie Monster’s cousin.) Cut out diet soft drinks. (How? Put down the Diet Dr. Pepper and walk away.)
We know the hows. We’ve memorized the hows! What we need to know is WHY.
- WHY should we turn our kitchen upside down?
- WHY should we make a change that will not only effect us but most of the people in our family?
- WHY should we change our eating out habits and, ultimately, leave places we’ve eaten at for over half our life by the wayside?
- WHY should we go totally against the grain… against the familiar… against what feels comfortable?
The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet
You have, undoubtedly, heard of the Keto Diet. I recently published an article on Get Cooking titled, “What is the Ketogenic Diet and How Do You Get Started On It?” After reading this book review, you might want to check out this particular article for more information.
One of the most-trusted sources, online and off, for all things “Keto” is Mark Sisson. His blog (Mark’s Daily Apple) is as popular as it is informative. Fortunately he has written a wonderful book, The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever, meaning you can have access to the information and recipes at any given time. More importantly… you’ll have access to what you need most of all – they WHY.
Mark Sisson—author of the mega-bestseller The Primal Blueprint—unveils his groundbreaking ketogenic diet plan that resets your metabolism in 21 days so you can burn fat forever.
Mounting scientific research is confirming that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time—and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight loss strategy ever. Going “keto” by eating high fat, low-to-moderate protein and low-carb foods enables you to break free from the disastrous effects of carbohydrate dependency by resetting your metabolism and promoting metabolic flexibility—where your body learns to burns fat instead of sugar for energy, even when you go off plan.
Unlike many other ketogenic programs that require challenging restrictions and deprivation or offer misinformation, Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of the #1 paleo blog MarksDailyApple.com, presents a unique two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way. He first reveals the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming “fat-adapted” before entering full nutritional ketosis. This process allows your body to learn to burn fat more efficiently, resulting in increased and sustained weight loss over the long-term. It takes as little as 21-days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, by ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high fat, primal/paleo foods–and you’ll see immediate results. Next, you’ll fine-tune with Intermittent Fasting and then foray into full ketogenic eating for a further weight loss boost and improved health.
With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slip-ups. You’ll use keto as a lifelong tool to stay trim, healthy, energetic, and free from the disastrous health conditions caused by the typical American diet. With step-by-step guidance, daily meal plans and a recipe section with over 100 delicious keto-friendly recipes, this is the definitive guide to help the keto-beginner or the experienced health enthusiast understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating. Read More….
As we were looking at above, in order to make a healthy change to our eating, we need…
- A lasting plan rather than a quick fix.
- Food and meals our taste buds will approve of as much as our brain does.
- The all-important WHY.
In The Keto Reset Diet, Mark Sisson doesn’t just address each of these bullet points, he courts them and proposes – and you’re the one with the happily ever after!
Key Chapters and Sections of the Book
Chapter 1 “The Keto Diet 101 – What, WHY, and How”
Chapter 3 “The Health, Performance, and Disease Protection Benefits of Keto”
Chapter 5 “Ditch Toxic Foods and Replace with Nutrient-Dense Foods”
Chapter 7 “Live a Keto-Friendly Lifestyle”
Going Keto: Strategies and Recipes
- Pizza Bites
- Sweet Pepper Nacho Bites
- Marinated Eggs
- Turmeric Balls
- Vanilla Protein Fudge
- Parmesan Crisps
- Lime Bars
- Creamed Spinach
- Next Level Baked Avocados
- Caesar Salad with Anchovies and Pancetta
- And many more delicious and healthy recipes.
If you are looking to improve your health (whether you want to lose weight or not), the Keto Diet is a fascinating road to take. The popularity of the diet, itself, lets us know that MANY people are having great success with it.
In full disclosure, I do not adhere strictly to the Keto Diet or any diet, for that matter. Rather, I incorporate the following diets together:
- Mediterranean Diet
- Paleo Diet
- Ketogenic Diet
- Bulletproof Diet
By researching and exploring each of these four diets, I’ve found a healthier way of eating and living and, quite frankly, I feel better than I ever have. I buy each book that addresses these diets and am constantly learning and arming myself with information.
I couldn’t recommend strongly enough that you do the same. We’re only as healthy as we eat – I hope that 2018 will be the year you don’t just read or believe these words but will fully live them out.
The Keto Reset Diet is an excellent addition to your own healthy-eating arsenal.
Note: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. The opinions are entirely my own.