We have compiled a list of ketogenic books that we have read throughout our keto experience and found them to really help us understand the reasoning behind the ketogenic way of eating. Filling our brains with this knowledge has assisted us in staying motivated and committed for the long term.
Ketogenic books – The Why
The Obesity Code – By Dr Jason Fung. The Obesity Code is very easy to read and understand. It provides a great introduction into the obesity epidemic and specific steps we can take to regain control of our weight.
Why We Get Fat – By Gary Taubes. Why We Get Fat explains the science behind the obesity epidemic clearly for non-scientists. This book actually helped me to see that I had not been overweight my whole life because I was a lazy glutton, it was because the nutritional information I was provided was just plain wrong.
Primal Body, Primal Mind – By Nora Gedgaudas. Nora is incredibly knowledgeable and this book is very science based, providing a lot of specific and detailed information. This book includes helpful information about the importance of eating fat.
Keto Clarity – by Jimmy Moore. Keto Clarity provides an in-depth explanation of nutritional ketosis which is written in an easy to follow style. Great for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the science behind the ketogenic way of eating.
Keto – The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet – by Maria Emmerich. Maria is a wealth of knowledge in regards to the ketogenic diet and this book provides a great simplified version of the science behind it. There are 12 chapters packed full of information, as well as meal plans and recipes. A great ketogenic book resource for beginners who want to get stuck right in.
Ketogenic Books – The How
We also found a key element to our success was variety in the food we were eating and the recipes we found in these ketogenic books really helped.
The Keto Diet – By Leanne Vogel. A comprehensive guide to eating low carb high fat which provides multiple eating plans for a more individual approach. Leanne considers food allergies and sensitivities in the recipe section with dairy free, nut free, egg free and coconut free options.
The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen – By Carolyn Ketchum. Carolyn is the recipe developer behind the popular low carb recipe blog ‘All Day I Dream about Food’. Her magic mozzarella dough is hands down my favourite keto-friendly dough recipe and reason enough to buy this book.
The Keto Reset Diet – By Mark Sisson. A guide to becoming fat-adapted over the 21-day keto reset diet. Includes daily meal plans, recipes and step-by-step guidance. Great for someone new to keto.
Low Carb, Healthy Fat – By Pete Evans. Pete’s recipes are easy to follow, tasty and suited to the Australian palate and available ingredients. Includes over 100 recipes!
The Complete Guide to Fasting – By Dr Jason Fung & Jimmy Moore. A very practical guide which covers intermittent, alternate day and extended fasting. Includes meal plans and some recipes.
Keto Made Easy – Matt Gaedke and Megha Barot. Made by the couple behind keto connect, this book as over 100 recipes. No more missing out on classics or favorite dishes, no more added costs with exotic new ingredients—in Keto Made Easy, Matt and Megha show you how to re-create non-keto recipes in easy, cost-effective, and delicious ways.
Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans and Ready or Not – By Michelle Tam & Henry Fong. Although not specifically ketogenic, both of the Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks are great. The majority of the recipes are keto-friendly or can be tweaked to be. I love the step-by-step photos and all the recipes I have tried are simple and delicious. As all the recipes are Paleo this book is great if you are dairy free.
Let us know if you have enjoyed any of these books or what your favourite keto books are in the comments below.
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