Keto-Adapted

Keto-Adapted

A ketogenic diet isn't something new that has been recently formulated; people have been on a ketogenic diet for virtually three million years in which our brains were nurtured and evolved. Now the human brain is not only shrinking, but brain atrophy is the norm as we age and get plagued with diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. People...

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Title:Keto-Adapted
Author:Maria Emmerich
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Edition Language:English

Keto-Adapted Reviews

  • KayeC Jones

    Absolutely fantastic resource! As soon as I picked this up I couldn't put it down. I love that she keeps saying throughout the book to "rip the band-aid off". I love that. When I decide to do something, that's what I want. I don't want advice to trickle in slowly, I want the train to run me over.

    I'm already Paleo, but I'm ready to "rip the band-aid off" and go full-gallop Keto, as everyone should for the sake of our health.

  • Sherrilee

    I really enjoyed this book by Maria Emmerich.

    This one of Maria's early books and is full of lots of great information. A must read!

  • Curly's  Ramblings

    Keto-Adapted has a lot of great sound advice throughout the book. The narrator did a fantastic job!

  • Susan

    If you look at this title on Amazon you will see that by far the bulk of reviewers give this book 5 stars. I love Maria and follow her online but I feel that even four stars is perhaps a just bit much for this book. The descriptive blurbs will tell you what this book and keto adapted living is all about so I'm going to pass on duplicating that information and just get on with what I think.

    I have been following both Maria and a low carb/keto adapted eating style for about six months now and have

    If you look at this title on Amazon you will see that by far the bulk of reviewers give this book 5 stars. I love Maria and follow her online but I feel that even four stars is perhaps a just bit much for this book. The descriptive blurbs will tell you what this book and keto adapted living is all about so I'm going to pass on duplicating that information and just get on with what I think.

    I have been following both Maria and a low carb/keto adapted eating style for about six months now and have lost almost 50 lbs. My blood work has also improved tremendously, everything is back in the normal range where it belongs. My doctor is very happy, as am I. Giving up sugar and grains has made a huge difference for me though I have struggled a little with adding more fat per keto suggestions. Not that I disagree at all with the premise of keto adapted eating but I just find it hard, I guess after a lifetime of being brainwashed that fat is an evil demon, to simply add enough of it. In any event, this "diet" - as in lifestyle change for eating, not a temporary adjustment to drop 15 lbs - works for me. So why the hesitation with the star factor?

    If I could I would probably go 3.5 or even, now this is really dithering, 3.75 stars. First, I'll share what I liked - Maria knows her stuff and does her research and I love the science she does include and the testimonials. I wouldn't embrace something based only on testimonials but I do find they can be inspiring and encouraging. It's very readable and she cites her sources at the end of the book. I have tried many of her recipes from her online postings and they are good eating. Seriously. And this is a great place to start if you are interested in ketogenic eating.

    The downsides for me were a couple of things, some of which may appear nit picky. If you have been reading about and researching low carb/sugar free/gluten free/keto and/or paleo eating then there will probably not be a whole lot added info for you. The information is good but nothing new here. I knew this going in but wanted to buy a paper copy of the book to have it all to hand, where I could write in it, underline things etc. and hoped that there would be more specifics as to supplements and meals. Not so much. The recipes did not actually include any meal plans - you have to pay for that and it's not inexpensive. That's okay, this is how she makes a living and to some extent I kind of wish I had found her first and spent the money for a consultation rather than at my doctor's office but that ship has sailed. The advertising clearly mentions meal plans and they are simply not there, just a few recipes (good ones) that I have already seen on her blog. A consult is just not in our budget and I was really hoping to have things spelled out just a little more concretely - lists of supplements with suggested beginning amounts, a few meals plans - not 30 days worth, just a couple days worth would give me an idea of how to fold that extra fat into the day without just adding more protein. And there is no index! Something that is really not that hard to do with pretty basic word processing these days. I cannot understand it and found myself really annoyed that there was no index. I like being able to, for example, just look up magnesium supplements and see if it was listed in more than one chapter or go straight to a simple chart. I realize and appreciate that she is not a doctor and is not trying to replace your doctor, she is an excellent nutritionist, but really, I would have liked some charts and lists about supplements. I also believe a list of basic ingredients you will need to stock your pantry with to pursue this type of cooking would be very helpful to many people and at least a few meals plans to help folks get started. And an index.

    PS as I signed off it occurred to me to mention that if you are interested in pursuing this lifestyle then yes, I recommend this book, and also to issue a warning of the "incoming" type. You will initially find this type of cooking time consuming and expensive as you stock your pantry with the specialized ingredients. Many of them are expensive and some are hard to find, especially if you life in a small town as I do. I buy as much as I can locally, stock up on some ingredients when we make the trip to the big city, and order many online. (I think my UPS man politely hates me, we have a lot of stairs up to our front porch)

    However, I also want to reassure you and encourage you because it gets easier and eventually cheaper. You will be cooking from scratch, really from scratch, no mixes, no prepared foods at all, but I have learned to make extra of things we like and am working my freezer like a boss. I also plan for leftovers - planned overs, if you please. By this I mean I try to prepare extra of all meat, chicken, fish etc, with fairly simple seasonings and then use the leftovers later in the week for a quick, second dish on a busy day. Which might be, for example, a simple grilled London broil, now sliced and seasoned with fresh ginger and cilantro, served over shredded cabbage.

    As to the cost, this is a decision you have to make based on your own budget. For ME, I'd rather spend the money on real food than on medications and tons of trips to the doctor and it works. We are blessed to be able to afford to make that choice. I manage it by tracking prices carefully, watching for sales and free shipping and stocking up when I can. You should also keep in mind that once you start this type of eating (and move past the sugar detox and carb cravings) you really will be more satisfied and naturally eat less. One or two cookies made with almond or coconut flour are way more filling than a dozen nasty packaged, processed, store bought cookies.

    Sorry if that came across more preachy and less bookly but I hope it helps.

  • Shuang

    A lot of good information but also too much business promoting for my liking.

  • Cloupakis

    It was a good book. Especially if you don't know much about keto. She does repeat a lot of things and also praises herself through the entire book through all the letter her clients have written. Which is something other readers have noticed too.

  • Tasha

    A good resource, especially if just starting out on the keto journey. I got some good info from it but I have also found other resources just as helpful.

  • Mai Moanes

    Fine..full of information, yet full of boasting and tedious repetition...

  • Evalina Zamana

    It was okay.

  • Emilian

    good as principle and direction, but, unfortunately full of self marketing and teleshopping

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