The Keto Diet
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 & Regain Confidence By Vogel, Leanne Book - 2017

I don't agree that this a good book for a beginner at ketogenic dieting. The avalanche of information is overwhelming. It could be useful for troubleshooting: weight stalls, medical problems such as thyroid, adrenal, etc. It gives graphs that will help choose the tweaks that she believes will help. Her approach which she calls fat fueled includes a number of carb-up options not consistent with the classical keto guidelines. Therefore, the title is misleading; it could be The Keto Diet and Beyond. Personally, for now at least, I prefer to follow the expert advice for true keto dieting and do not intend to try carbing-up.

Don't get me wrong, it's a delightful book, the wonderful recipes are all low-carb and compatible with the classical keto version, the photos are appetizing and the colourful graphs help to comprehend all the information. All recipes are dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free and people with some other allergies and intolerances could easily identify the recipes that are appropriate. Although vegan and vegetarian recipes are well identified, there is no chapter of recipes or meal plans specifically for those needs. The recipes provide nutrient information and also macro-nutrient ratios.

Beginners (first 2 weeks) can find simple instructions online such as this list of foods taken from the appendix of the book Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. https://prod-dietdoctor-d3xpwb8eqyot4ma5.stackpathdns.com/se/wp-content/2014/10/no_sugar_no_starch_diet.pdf?x20369 Gary Taubes' is not a how-to book, only the appendix is useful for beginners.
The Youtube video titled Dr Eric Westman Duke University Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Brain Performance is currently available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=58&v=LGQVtd0FARc or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZsfluh0Uo&t=1613s The list of foods for beginners is thoroughly explained in this video.

Excellent books for beginners include Simply Keto by Suzanne Ryan (which I haven't read yet).

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