The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson
Brad’s rating of “The Keto Reset Diet”: 9 / 10
Those who know me or read my blog posts would know I’m passionate about health and wellness. Over the past 5 years I have been reading Mark Sisson’s blog as well as consumed many books on the topic of paleo, primal, intermittent fasting; and now Keto. This book is the second I have read on ketosis and in the Mark Sisson style I’m used to. Note: Brad Kearns co-authors this book.
Although I know a lot about this topic I still learned a lot from the book. Going Keto takes time and one should plan and take things slowly. I’m not always 100% Keto as I dip in and out on occasion. After reading this book I have learned about the stress and the metabolic damage that can be caused by doing this incorrectly; a big learning for me. Becoming fat adaptive and then transitioning into Keto is the better approach; more on that in the book.
For those that haven’t read about Paleo, Primal or Keto can leverage this book. There is a lot to learn however the terms and definitions are provided as well as a structured path to introduce Keto into your life. Sisson also provides calculations, recipes and other aspects that will help you along the way. Highly recommend this book if you’re looking to change your eating lifestyle! It may be a little in depth regarding jargon however persist if you can! I am in the best adult weight of my life and feel great when I’m consistent on the Keto Diet!
Three key takeaways from the book:
- Nutritional Ketosis requires a high percentage of fat (good fats people!), moderate protein (there is a specific calculation you can use) and small amount of carbohydrates. Experts recommend a hard limit of 50 grams per day for active people and 20g for inactive. Note this is not net carbohydrates, this is total carbohydrates.
- Cancer cells thrive and proliferate by consuming glucose at a greater level than regular cells (aka Warburg Effect). Most cancer cells are unable to use ketones for fuel! This is due to mitochondria being required for ketones to burn and most cancer cells having dysfunctional mitochondria.
- A high-protein diet (one routinely and significantly exceeding your baseline needs) is really a high-carbohydrate, fat-storage diet).