The 5 Best Ketogenic Diet, LCHF Books Every One Should Own
When it comes to Diet and Nutrition, nothing is stronger than knowledge itself, we’re going to share the 5 best Ketogenic Diet Books that we think everyone should own. Books that we own, read and reference often. They’re all written by leading Scientists and Doctors from all over the world.
The best way to gain knowledge is through research and life experiences. We believe we’re very knowledgeable on Ketogenic Dieting and live it. But we are guided by the research of leading scientists in the world of diet and nutrition. While we always listen to our peers and their opinions are valued, we never base our advice on what “they say” without first looking to the scientific research of those at the top of the Diet and Nutrition food chain.
So without further delay, here are our 5 best Ketogenic Diet, LCHF Eating books that we use to reference and highly recommend.
#1 The Art and Science of Low Carb Living
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living written by Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek is a comprehensive guide on Ketogenic Dieting. With thorough direction getting into a state of ketosis, staving off keto flu and just about everything you need to know about low carbohydrate dieting.
This book was initially written as a guide for health professionals but it is an excellent companion for anybody following or contemplating a Low Carb, High Fat, Moderate Protein Diet.
Written in plain English for everybody to understand. It debunks common myths surrounding the need for carbohydrates. Full of sound advice on how a ketogenic diet should be done properly step by step. Everything that should be included and omitted from your diet is right here. We keep this book by our sides and reference it often.
Who is Jeff Volek?
Dr. Jeff Volek is one the foremost experts on low carbohydrate dieting in the world. He is a Professor at the Ohio State University in the United States; he is a New York Times Best Seller and the author of many books on low carbohydrate dieting, notably “The New Atkins For A New You”. He has done extensive research on ketogenic dietings positive effect on Type 2 Diabetes as well as Metabolic Syndrome. Jeff Volek’s list of credentials are beyond the scope of this article. The next time someone gives you their uneducated opinion on the evils of Keto Diets, refer them to Professor Jeff Volek and hand them a link to The Art and Science of Low Carb Living.
Who is Stephen Phinney?
Dr. Stephen Phinney is a Scientist with over three (nearly four) decades of studying nutrition. Dr. Phinney has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, University in the United States, an MD from Stanford University and Post Doctoral from Harvard.
He is also a New York Times Best Seller. He has co-authored books (The New Atkins for a New You) with Dr. Jeff Volek and is considered one of the foremost experts in the world on low carbohydrate eating.
This is the book we find ourselves turning too and referencing most, it gets our number one pick.
#2 Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet written by Jimmy Moore and Dr Eric C. Westman it stresses the fact that a low carbohydrate diet is not merely enough to reap the greatest benefits of low-carb, high-fat nutrition.
In Keto Clarity, Jimmy and Dr. Westman get down into the essential details on the importance of being in a state of nutritional ketosis to reap the greatest rewards in health and well-being.
Ketogenic Dietings Impact on Disease
They explain the real benefits and research completed and further being undertaken of ketosis’ impact on type 2 diabetes, the modern day epidemic that is insulin resistance and neurological diseases such as Alzheimers. Which makes complete sense to us, as we already know that ketogenic diets have been used to control seizures in people suffering from epilepsy.
Exposes Incomplete Scientific Studies to Disprove LCHF Diets
Keto Clarity fantastically points out how some in the media report on incomplete nonscientific studies to bolster their arguments against Ketogenic Diets. Many health professionals struggle to cope with ideas and studies that conflict with their own advice. Instead of growing and moving in the right direction, ego gets in the way and they repel the truth. Ignoring solid research completed under proper scientific guidelines.
We have just gotten through the Audiobook version of Keto Clarity which is a brilliant way for those who are short on time or just don’t like reading, Jimmy makes a great narrator.
We love this book, we love science and we love facts presented in a straight forward, no-nonsense, easy to understand manner, spoken with the everyday “Joe” in mind. We highly recommend this for people wanting to understand what it’s all about.
#3 The New Atkins For a New You
The New Atkins For a New You is another book by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney this time also co-authoring is Dr. Eric C. Westman a professor with expertise in diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance. He is also co-author of “Keto Clarity, a Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low Carb, High Fat Diet”. That we list as number two must have.
A Greater Focus on Weight Loss
Again they discuss the science and benefits of low carbohydrate, high-fat and moderate protein eating. This time, they’ve authored a book directed at the broader community. Focusing more on weight loss and keeping it off, with meal plans and new recipes.
Though we find The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living an easy enough to read. This is for those who are less interested in the finer details and history of the ketogenic diet, who enjoy a lighter reading approach that gets straight to the point. Keep this book on hand and it will see you in good stead for a successful diet that is super easy to maintain.
It’s hard to argue with the science of ketogenic dieting when it’s presented by three of the world’s leading Professors in metabolic and nutritional medicine.
The Real Meal Revolution: The Radical, Sustainable Approach to Healthy Eating
The Real Meal Revolution: The Radical, Sustainable Approach to Healthy Eating is probably one of the most disruptive, most talked about books on diet and nutrition in South Africa if not worldwide. Due to the fact that the author Professor Tim Noakes has been dragged before the Health Professionals Council of South Africa by the President (at the time) of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) for giving unprofessional advice (A bit odd for an association sponsored by Kelloggs).
It seems by all due accounts that they wish they hadn’t. The trial will resume in October 2016. The evidence and research being presented by Tim Noakes and other esteemed experts around the world in his defense has made these “health professionals” look a little silly.
While the Banting Diet that Tim Noakes advises as being ideal is not exactly a Ketogenic Diet (because it recommends small portions of fruit) it is still a very low carbohydrate, high fat and moderate protein diet. Being responsible and hungry for the facts on nutrition we still recommend and follow Tim Noakes closely as his research is sound, thorough and well-tested. We never ignore good science.
Tim Noakes co-founded the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and has published several books documenting his research. Read the Real Meal Revolution and follow Tims trial in the news, it is looking like the outcome of it could be a Revolution of its own.
Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution: Advice and Recipes to Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Weight
Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution: Advice and Recipes to Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Weight is written by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt a Swedish physician and expert on Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) Dieting.
Dr. Eenfeldts book is an eye-opening read. He reports on the science behind high fat and low carbohydrate eating debunking today’s dietary guidelines. The “Low Carb High Fat Food Revolution” gets right into the issue and exposes the repeated failures in the nutritional standards that are prescribed to the general public.
This book is an excellent read for people who are wanting to understand what is wrong with the food pyramid and why governing bodies continue to push it. It gives an insight into the dietary industry. And it might just enlighten you as to why many refuse to budge even when presented with overwhelming evidence. We’ll give you a tip; $$$.
It also contains some great LCHF Recipes and tips to keep you track and make your diet easy.
It was our continued thirst for educating ourselves that led us to switch toward Ketogenic Dieting from the food pyramid in the first place. We were initially looking at ways to tackle binge eating and cravings; obstacles that prevent so many people from maintaining calorie restricted diets. What we found, not only made complete sense it was also backed by over a century of continued research and studies by highly regarded Professors and Doctors.
We swallowed our pride, ditched our ego’s (along with the carbs) and boarded the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) train. It was a hard pill to swallow, the realization that we were wrong. But we knew only what we had learnt previously, knowing only what the governing bodies had pushed upon us. Nobody should find shame in changing their well-intended ways when better, more sound science is presented. That is how you grow and become great at what you do.
We guarantee that we will continue studying the sciences of nutrition and evolve as it does. To become rusted on to an old idea just “because” is simply self-defeating and unprofessional.