When James suggested we try the keto diet several years ago, I was totally against it. My philosophy - fad diets just don't work. I've always believed that eating healthy foods in the right quantity was what was important for a good diet. And while I still think this is true, now I understand that the keto diet is not just a fad to try for a while and then stop. It's an incredible lifestyle!
Because many people want to know the specifics and what it's like to completely change our eating habits, I thought it would be great to share the top 10 Keto books I think will change your life.
I’ve read tons more than these but these are a great start if you’re interested in diving in and learning like I have been.
The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung
This was possibly one of the best books I've read regarding health and nutrition. It was very well written, easy to understand, and addressed so many of the health crises that plague our country today. A must read for anyone struggling with being overweight.
Eat Bacon, Don't Jog by Grant Petersen
Again, one of the best books I've read. This book is probably the easiest read of any nutrition book I've read so far. It's simple, it's to the point, and it's got great information. It gives basics for how to eat a low carb/high fat diet, it gives great exercise ideas if you WANT to exercise, and it has some good recipes. So this has to be in the Top 10 Keto books recommendation! (One side note - there's a section about evolution that was a little out there for me so I just skimmed through that and moved on to the next section. lol!)
Complete Keto by Drew Manning
This is one of my favorites because he does a great job of explaining what keto is and how it works for our bodies. It's an easy read and easy to understand. He also has tons of great recipes in the book - many of which we use on a regular basis!
Keto Diet by Dr. Josh Axe
This was another favorite that gives a great explanation of what a keto lifestyle is and how it should look but he comes at it as a medical doctor so he goes into how keto is beneficial for your health and how it can help heal diseases. He also has many recipes to use.
The Keto Cure by Dr. Adam S. Nally
This book was great for learning how our diet affects our health and how it can cause disease or prevent disease in our bodies. If your health isn't in great shape, this would be a great one to read.
Metabolical by Dr. Robert H. Lustig
This is a great book that walks through nutrition, information about processed food, and how all of this affects our health and causes disease today. It was very eye opening and educational.
Effortless Healing by Joseph Mercola
I loved this book because he gave a list of things that we can do to make our lives healthier and more well rounded in many ways. This book is not just about diet and nutrition but being the healthiest you can be through a variety of methods to incorporate into your life.
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
This book is similar to The Case for Keto (below) however this book is written a little more for any reader to understand and gives the basics of how our food affects our bodies. It’s a great choice.
The Case for Keto by Gary Taubes
This is a great book that explains what keto is, how we got to where we are as a culture with our diet, and what to do to make yourself healthier.
Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman PhD
Another great book that explains how so many diseases are a direct result of our diet.
There are so many more great keto and nutritional books.
Of course there are many other wellness resources I could recommend, but these are definitely the top 10 keto books that changed our lives — and the ones I believe will change yours too!
And if you're not into reading to learn more about these wellness topics, don't worry. I'll be writing more articles about all the valuable information I've learned. It's a real passion of mine and I can't wait to share!!!