- Chih-Yu Smith
From the Inside Flap
You might have loved or hated the idea of a hybrid car. Either way, shortly after you first heard about the Prius, you probably started seeing them everywhere.
That's what happened to me with the ketogenic diet. And there's a good reason that the ketogenic diet is exploding in popularity.
When I first heard about ketosis, I was eating a high-carb Paleo diet. And I was doing very well on it. I had healed my autoimmune condition and was performing well athletically.
So I was a bit skeptical about keto. After all, how on earth could an athlete ever perform without carbohydrates?
But I just kept hearing about this diet. Every time I listened to a podcast, people were talking about this new anti-inflammatory and ultra-efficient energy source called beta-hydroxybutyrate.
And the people talking about ketosis were people I greatly respected. Tim Noakes got excited about high-fat and ketogenic diets. And then I interviewed the brilliant Dominic D'Agostino for my podcast. What he said blew me away and pushed me over the edge and into a new way of eating. We're now good friends.
I won't say that I'll never go back to eating more carbs. But I can't imagine it right now. I love having more energy than ever and especially being free from constant hunger.
My health is better than ever, and my performance on my bike is amazing. And in my practice, many of my clients also see amazing results from a ketogenic diet.
That's why I love that Louise has created this amazing cookbook. It's a tool that you can use to greatly improve your health and likely lose more than a few pounds if you want.
So what's the secret to ketosis?
Scientists continue to look for a biochemical advantage to being in a state of ketosis, but there may be no huge "secret." Ketogenic diets may work their "magic" for weight loss simply through efficient appetite suppression.
Make no mistake, though - this appetite suppression is an extremely powerful if you want to lose weight. The primary reason people fail on diets is because they get hungry and can't stick to the diet.
And in addition, I often hear from clients (months after they've finished a healingprogram): "I'm in ketosis, and I feel fantastic," they say. Especially the men - menalways seem to do great on ketogenic diets, and by great I mean leaner, stronger and more energetic than ever.
So, if you're ready to get leaner, stronger, and to regain your energy, then please let Louise's book help you - enjoy her delicious and nutritious recipes.
Remember to prioritize food quality, resist the temptation to eat high-fat dairy, avoid artificial sweeteners as much as you can, and don't forget to eat vegetables!
Luckily if you follow the recipes in this book, all of these important aspects of a ketogenic diet that most people forget about will be easy to implement as all of the recipes already take these aspects into account.
So, all that's left is for me to wish you luck and to enjoy all that extra energy you'll be living with.
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