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The KetoDiet Cookbook

Low-carb diets are an invaluable tool in dealing with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, lipid disorders, epilepsy, and increasingly, cancer. Martina's work, including her blog, book and apps, have been real gems for the low-carb community. Her real-food approach and attention to detail sets her work apart from many others.

Professor of radiology (nuclear medicine) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ketogenic diet and cancer researcher.

The KetoDiet Cookbook

More Than 150 Delicious Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Maximum Weight Loss and Improved Health. Great Recipes for a Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Primal, or Ketogenic Lifestyle

Sample Video Recipe: Grain-free Sunflower Bread

This grain-free, paleo bread is light, savoury and tastes just like wholegrain sunflower or rye bread. It's very low in carbs and perfect for the ketogenic diet. Full recipe can be found at the KetoDiet Blog.

Bonus content includes 6 Weekly Diet Plans and Allergy Guide.

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What is the Ketogenic Diet?

What is the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet. It's a diet that causes ketones to be produced by the liver, shifting the body's metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilisation. The ketogenic diet is an effective weight loss tool and has been shown to improve several health conditions such Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, and even cancer.

More than 150 delicious low-carb recipes

My book will walk you through the guidelines and benefits of the ketogenic diet, and it’ll show you how to make more than 150 delicious low-carb recipes. You'll find everything from breakfast to dessert, plus some low-carb staples that are easy to make at home.

The whole foods approach

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My book is for everyone following a healthy low-carb and primal-friendly ketogenic diet. My recipes are all grain-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free, and many of them include a dairy-free alternative (paleo-friendly options). I always opt for grass-fed beef and butter; raw, hormone-free dairy; and healthy fats like coconut oil.

Detailed and accurate nutrition facts

Detailed Nutrition Data

All of my recipes include a detailed nutrition breakdown and macronutrient ratio. This will help you stay within your macronutrient targets.

All of my recipes include cup measurements but also amounts in grams, ounces or pounds. If you are following a ketogenic diet for specific health reasons, you should be aware that accuracy is vital for this diet to work. When measuring ingredients, weigh them with a kitchen scale. Using measures like cups or tablespoons can lead to inaccuracies that may impact the macronutrient composition of your meal. All it takes to shift your body out of ketosis is a few extra grams of carbohydrates!

Furthermore, cups and tablespoons for dried products (psyllium, flax meal, etc.) may vary depending on the brand. Using a less-than-precise amount of an ingredient will affect the quality of a recipe - particularly for baked goods - and the final result will be less than desirable.

Total carbs or net carbs?

Although I follow what is known as the net carb approach, you can use my book even if you use the total carb approach. All of my recipes include a detailed nutritional breakdown, listing both total and net carbs.

Not a "zero-carb" cookbook

My recipes are suitable for the ketogenic and primal or paleo diet. However, some of my recipes are not suitable for a "no-carb diet" or "zero-carb diet."

Those who read my blog know that I follow Dr Volek's & Dr Phinney's recommendations - that is to aim for up to 50 grams of total carbohydrates (20-30 net carbohydrates) per day. This approach allows me to get the nutrients I need without feeling deprived and the ability to stick with this diet approach in the long term.

I use non-starchy vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries, which are all high in fibre, thus total carbs. I'm not a proponent of what is known as the "zero-carb" approach which aims for close to no carbohydrate intake with very few vegetables. Although everyone tolerates a different carbohydrate intake, it doesn't mean that a "zero-carb" diet is the best approach for you.

The suggestion that the "zero-carb" approach leads to a higher level of ketones and enhanced fat loss is misleading - this is not how the ketogenic diet works. The main reason why people lose weight on a ketogenic diet is simple: you will naturally eat less because low-carb diets have appetite-suppressing effects. There is no scientific evidence that high levels of ketones will guarantee enhanced fat loss. Typically, a zero or very low carb approach may be desirable purely for therapeutic purposes rather than fat loss.

If you want to learn more about my approach, have a look at this post: Total Carbs or Net Carbs: What Really Counts?

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What People are Saying

The KetoDiet Cookbook

The KetoDiet Cookbook

More Than 150 Delicious Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Maximum Weight Loss and Improved Health

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Low-carb diets are an invaluable tool in dealing with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, lipid disorders, epilepsy, and increasingly, cancer. Martina's work, including her blog, book and apps, have been real gems for the low-carb community. Her real-food approach and attention to detail sets her work apart from many others.

Professor of radiology (nuclear medicine) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ketogenic diet and cancer researcher.

Ketogenic diets have shown great potential in weight loss, overall health and cancer treatment. Martina's valuable contributions to the low-carb community and her involvement in the cancer research project run by our team extend beyond simply helping people follow a healthy low-carb diet. Just like Martina's blog and app, her new cookbook is an amazing resource for anyone interested in healthy living with easy to follow recipes and beautiful photography.

Cancer biologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ketogenic diet and cancer researcher.

Martina is an incredibly talented and innovative food blogger whose low-carb creations taste as spectacular as they look. She's also dedicated to providing accurate, reliable information to people interested in following a healthy, carbohydrate-restricted lifestyle. I'm eagerly awaiting the publication of this book and know that her many fans feel the same way.

Author of The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty.

With The KetoDiet Cookbook Martina has really outdone herself. This book is filled with an amazing array of tasty recipes. I especially love the full macronutrient breakdown with each recipe (fat/protein/carbs). This is an invaluable resource for anyone living a low carb high fat lifestyle.

Author of The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body.

You’re in good hands with Martina Slajerova and the Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. Not only are her recipes reliable and true to the keto way of life, but they are mouthwateringly delicious. Lifestyle change is hard, but Martina makes it so much easier.

Creator of the blog All Day I Dream About Food.

Martina’s newest cookbook is not just a comprehensive guide to eating for the ketogenic diet, it is also gorgeous eye candy! It is sheer pleasure just to browse through her gorgeous photographs, wile you drool over the delicious recipes. I love Martina’s recipes especially because they are made with wholesome, real food ingredients, and she is very knowledgeable on how to best source ingredients so they are both tasty and health building. Every recipe is explained clearly and well organized, so you can always get great results when making them at home. If you are following a keto or low-carb lifestyle this book is a must have!

Creator of Thenourishedcaveman.com and The Healing Foods Method.

Martina's popular KetoDiet blog has been a wonderful resource for those following a healthy paleo/primal low carb diet. Not only does she provide a wealth of information for successfully implementing a ketogenic diet, but also shares many of her own delicious low carb recipes. Her recipes have become staples for those seeking low carb alternatives for their favorite foods. This cookbook with 150 new keto diet recipes is a must for any low carb cook's collection.

Creator of Lowcarbyum.com.

As a fellow blogger, I have known Martina for a couple of years. I have been thrilled to see her remarkable development to one of the leading bloggers in this niche. I am delighted to see that her new cookbook is really impressing! With its amazing quality, the book simply stands out from the grey crowd of the numerous low-carb and ketogenic cookbooks. That’s why I am happy to recommend the book to anybody who seeks the latest information about healthy nutrition and the best, carefully developed ketogenic recipes.

Creator of www.lowcarbsosimple.com.

My Story

Martina Slajerova

I’ve always been passionate about cooking, health, and nutrition: in fact, I’ve been collecting recipes and articles since I was a teenager. When I was younger, like lots of girls my age, I followed what I perceived to be a balanced diet to manage my weight and stay healthy. I watched my calorie intake and chose low-fat and whole-grain products. I avoided foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol, and I exercised up to six times a week to keep extra pounds off. Like so many other people, I was convinced that eating less and exercising more was the best approach to staying healthy and slim.

Then, in 2011, I started having fatigue issues, and I frequently felt unwell. Although I still watched what I ate and exercised regularly, my weight began to climb. After several tests, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. I felt terrible. I couldn’t understand what I had done wrong: I was eating healthy foods, and I was exercising almost every day - yet I got sick. I knew that Hashimoto’s, as well as other autoimmune disorders, could be triggered by lifestyle and diet factors - but that didn’t make any sense to me, either, since I thought I had done everything I possibly could to stay healthy. So, I became determined to find out how to actively improve my condition rather than just relying on medication to manage it.

I soon realized that I wouldn’t be able to maintain a healthy weight unless I changed my eating habits. From the day of my diagnosis, I researched different diets and food philosophies to try to figure out what might work best for me. After some trial and error, I discovered low-carb eating. At first, I was skeptical about this approach. All I’d heard about low-carb diets up to that point was that they were an unhealthy fad. But after months of reading books and medical articles, I realized I was wrong. Low-carb eating isn’t just a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach that can offer great health benefits. Calorie-counting is a thing of the past, my energy levels are back to normal, and I don’t exercise more than three times a week. And I’ve never felt better. Following a low-carb, paleo/primal diet plan helps me maintain a healthy weight while eating real food, and it inspires the dishes I create. Simply put, low-carb eating has changed my life. I hope my books will do the same for you!

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