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Anthony Gustin, Chris Irvin

Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the World's Most Confusing Diet

4.4 (108 ratings)
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Keto Answers by Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin is a comprehensive guide to the ketogenic diet. It explains how to implement and customize the diet to fit individual needs, and offers tips for overcoming common challenges and pitfalls.

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    Most low-carb diets lead to weight loss, but a keto diet has the added benefits of ketosis.

    From Eco-Atkins to Slow-Carb, there are dozens of low-carb diet options out there. Keto, however, stands apart from the rest. Why?

    The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high – but not excessively high – in proteins and healthy fats. If that sounds similar to other low-carb high-protein diets, like Atkins or paleo, well . . . it is. But there’s one important difference. The keto diet is the only diet that encourages the body to enter the metabolic state known as ketosis

    Ketosis occurs when the body doesn’t have sufficient stores of glucose. When carbohydrates are ingested, they’re broken down into glucose. Glucose is then released into the bloodstream as blood sugar, which gives you energy. Without stores of glucose for your body to convert into energy, your pancreas starts producing another hormone, glucagon, which releases stored fat into the bloodstream to be used for energy. That’s why most keto dieters experience weight loss. 

    There’s a catch, though. Glucagon delivers energy to the body, but not to the brain; no wonder “brain fog” is a common side effect of so many low-carb diets! 

    The solution to this problem? Ketones. Once the body enters ketosis, the liver starts producing crucial chemicals, which then enter the bloodstream in the form of energy-giving acids, also called ketones. These, unlike glucagon, deliver energy directly to the brain. 

    The keto diet doesn’t just limit carbohydrate intake; it recommends ingesting a higher proportion of healthy fats than similar low-carb, high-protein eating plans do. These fats are key. They deliver the nutritional support the liver needs to produce those critical ketones, so the body can enter and healthily sustain ketosis.

    Ketosis can lead to weight loss, but so can just about any diet. What makes the keto diet special are all the other health benefits that it encourages, as we’ll see in the next blink. 

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    What is Keto Answers about?

    Keto Answers (2019), by Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin, clears up all your questions about the ketogenic diet. As ketogenic eating has grown in popularity, so-called “expert advice” and misinformation about the keto diet has grown, too. Keto Answers cuts through the confusion, explaining the science behind keto and laying out the strategies you need to implement your own ketogenic eating plan successfully.

    Keto Answers Review

    Keto Answers (2019) is a comprehensive guide that demystifies the complexities of the ketogenic diet and provides practical solutions to common challenges. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers scientifically-backed information and expert advice that helps readers understand the intricacies of the ketogenic diet and its potential benefits.
    • With tips, recipes, and meal plans, it provides concrete tools to help individuals successfully adopt and sustain a ketogenic lifestyle.
    • Its engaging format and relatable stories make the complex subject matter accessible and relatable, ensuring that readers stay engaged and motivated throughout.

    Who should read Keto Answers?

    • Mindful eaters interested in keto who don’t quite know where to start
    • Those who have tried keto and didn’t see the results they expected
    • Health-conscious people who want to boost their energy, trim their waistlines, and sharpen their minds

    About the Author

    Dr. Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin are keto experts. Dr. Gustin is a functional medicine practitioner and cofounder of the nutrition company Perfect Keto. Irvin is a nutrition science researcher and writer. Both follow the ketogenic diet and have seen its benefits for themselves.

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    The main message of Keto Answers is to provide comprehensive knowledge and practical advice about the ketogenic diet.

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    Keto Answers is a must-read for anyone interested in the ketogenic diet. It offers valuable insights and actionable tips for successful implementation.

    Who is the author of Keto Answers?

    Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin are the authors of Keto Answers.

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