Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you this great book I'm reading called, “Kick the Weight with Keto – How to Lose Weight and Feel Great on a Paleo Ketogenic Diet.” It's a book by a woman, Kim Knoch, who was eating everything right on Paleo alone but still wasn't losing weight. After discovering that it wasn't because of a lack of willpower, laziness, or anything else, she prescribed herself a low-carb ketogenic diet. Kim began treating her disability to lose weight by using a ketogenic diet cure.
Kim has dropped from 260lbs to 220lbs!!! She describes this way of eating as a “lifestyle”…kind of how Paleo is to me! I love that she is open about her continual transformation saying, “I didn't want to wait until I'm “perfect” to share this method, since I am for the time in my life having success!” Before Keto, Kim had come to grips with the fact that she was meant to be obese…but not anymore!
What is a Ketogenic Diet?
Kick the Weight with Keto uses “nutritional ketosis” to tell your brain to use ketones for fuel instead of glucose. Ketones break down fatty acids, either from fat in your diet, or from your own body fat stores. When you lower your carbohydrate intake enough your body starts breaking down fat for fuel! Which, obviously, is a great thing! When you are eating loads of carbs, your body uses glucose to burn fuel and doesn't tap into fat stores causing weight loss. Kicking yourself into ketosis requires diligence and a deep desire to see your health (and weight) improve.
Is Kick the Weight with Keto for me?
Do you want to lose weight? Has your weight loss stalled with eating Paleo or Primal alone? Do you suffer from metabolic issues (thyroid, adrenal fatigue, PCOS) or blood sugar issues? Are you a healthy weight but would like more mental clarity? Then Kick the Weight with Keto is for you!
**Nutritional ketosis has worked for so many different types of people. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding or have type 1 diabetes, then you should avoid a Ketogenic diet.
What's the Diet Like?
The Keto diet is somewhat similar to eating Paleo or Primal(with the inclusion of high quality dairy) and uses a high fat, moderate protein, and low carb guideline. Kim gives you a suggestions of what to eat and what to avoid to help kick your body into nutritional ketosis. In the book you will find 2 weeks of suggested meal plans and LOTS of recipes. In fact, half the book is recipes!!!
After reading Kim's book and educating myself more on nutritional ketosis, I am going to be adding it into my nutritional regime. I have, personally, lost over 60lbs eating Paleo, but my weightloss has stalled. I've been ok with that because I am comfortable with myself, however, I, clearly, have around 15-20 more lbs to lose. I'm pretty sure Kick the Weight with Keto will do the trick! Won't you join with me?
Here's a few awesome recipes and a peak inside the book:
- 1lb of ground beef
- 1/2 cup of tomato paste or low sugar ketchup
- 1 TB onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup crushed up pork rinds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl with hands or in a food processor.
- Form into a loaf shape and put in a baking pan.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes.
A few other great recipes from her book that I love:
Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Low Carb Sub Sandwich “Unwich”
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions