Best Audience: Folks needing dietary change to manage disease, weightloss, or avoid conditions like diabetes, PMS and Menopause, or other inflammatory conditions
Ketogenic is not another version of the Paleodiet, although at first glance it may well seem so. The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary health. offers a clear and thoroughly understandable explaination of how the Ketogenic diet works, what ketosis does for your body, and why one might want to give it a try. Boiled down, the Ketogenic diet is all about low carbs and high fats as an avenue to health. Domini and Patricia make it easy to step into this radical dietary shift and they offer us expectations grounded in solid scientific and experiential facts.
The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary health. is divided into two distinct sections with clear goals. In the first part, the goal is low-carb eating. Whether you’re trying the Ketogenic diet to manage an existing disease state or aiming to find a diet that helps you prevent disease, the idea of stripping out virtually all the grains, starchy veggies, and sweets you’re used to can be intimidating. For me it sure is. Domini’s recipes in the first part aim to lower carbs significantly, but not to put your body into a fully ketosis state right off the bat; they’re like a doable stepping stone into a ketogenic lifestyle.
The second part focuses on a truly ketogenic diet, one that will put your body into ketosis and open the door to the extraordinary health benefits therein. Patricia’s recipes in this section include meal plans for twenty-eight days, enough to carry you into the habit of ketogenic living. She offers pointers and tips for making the shift, including setting reasonable expectations on how the first 28 days may go, what pitfalls you might encounter, and how you can get through the difficult moments you’ll likely encounter.
The best part of The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary health. truly was the recipes. Domini and Patricia offer a lovely selection of recipes that show you how to reduce carbs dramatically without going way overboard on the fats, as is so common with paleo-diet and other keto-style diets. They guide us into the world of ketosis with tasty treats, making meal time a joy rather than a “die-t” experience. For a diet that is so radically different from the way most Americans eat, Domini and Patricia truly offer a wonderful and attractive array of foods that’ll surely make it easy to leave the carbs behind.
The Bottom Line: The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary health. has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.
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