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Since my dear OH and I are both senior citizens I’m always looking out for ideas/diets which can help us lose weight and keep ourselves healthy. As you know Amazon has always given its users recommendations for books as well as for other products, so when this book popped up I decided to download it to have a look.
The interesting thing about Ketogenic diets is that they are [according to Wikipedia] “a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children which forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source.”
Since according to what I’ve read elsewhere that while a ketogenic diet is essentially what most people who are interested in using weight most often use this diet to lose weight, it might also assist those individuals suffering from heart disease [I’ve had bypass surgery] which is why I’m going to keep this download on my computer for a good while before returning it.
At a fast glance, I’ve found the recipes quite simple to follow and quick to make. The best thing about this book is that it’s actually a compilation of three book other Keto Diet books from the same publisher, which makes it a real bargain.
While cookbooks might have their own uniqueness there still can be a duplication of recipes which is why I’ve given this book 4 STARS.
Honestly I'm blown away by the quality of the book. I didn't expect much since it was for free and contained so many recipes, but what a surprise it was to open it up and find a well-formated, easy to search/read book with recipes helpfully devided into sections like "vegan", "paleo and egg free" etc. (goes to show that everyone can find something in here, no matter your further diet limitations), so you can easily find what you're looking for. Also you can directly jump to any recipe through the contents table, that's also appreciated. And to top it off each recipe has its nutritional info written in the end. Overall you can see how much work the author has put into making the book easier to read and more useful - even most of the paid recipe books I've tried haven't been this good. Haven't tried that many recipes yet, but they look yummy and most of all are well varied, which is something I've been missing on keto (sometimes it can feel like you're eating more or less the same things over and over). So I look forward to cooking with this book. Overall I'm very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone at least thinking about ketogenic diet.