Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports chiropractor, functional medicine practitioner, entrepreneur, podcast host, and founder of Perfect Keto.
The Ketogenic Bible Book Review
When a pair of the up and coming keto shakers and movers (Ryan Lowery and Jacob Wilson) announced that they were launching a definitive ketogenic resource, I needed to get my hands on it. They were gracious to send over a review copy a few weeks ago, and I finally navigated my way through this beast. Seriously, this book is h(y)uuuge. The review below is my basic overview, because if I were to review all parts of the book, then I would have to write a book myself. Without further ado, the Ketogenic Bible Book Review.
Not only do Ryan and Jacob provide some of the best information currently available about the ketogenic diet, they do so in a way that is incredibly easy to digest. The Ketogenic Bible includes amazing illustrations in almost every single chapter that helps you visualize a lot of complex information and see it in a way that is not easy with text.
An important part of any book this, let alone a book on ketosis, is making it actionable. If people read this and don’t do anything about it, then it doesn’t really matter, does it? This book provides a massive amount of actionable tips and plans to help make your ketogenic diet as successful as possible.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 1: Ketosis Basics
This chapter alone is something I wish people could have for basic information as it would end up saving me tons of time answering the many questions I get about the ketogenic diet. This breaks some myths and explains the basics of a ketogenic diet in the most absorbable way one could in a book.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 2: Past Present And Future of Ketogenic Diets
This section goes a little bit more in depth on how the ketogenic diet came to fame, where we’re at now, and where we are going. There are some incredible visuals in this section, notably the one about how research gets misconstrued and messed up beyond belief on page 30. Check it out.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 3: Constructing A Keto Diet
This chapter is a great overview of how one would look into formulating a ketogenic diet for themselves. This can help you frame what you are going to eat but more importantly why you are going to eat it. If the why is clearer, then you don’t have to worry as much about making the right choice as it will be pretty obvious. They break down the big macro nutrients and then items such as meal frequency and intermittent fasting applications. Very helpful for a beginner.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 4: Supplementing With Ketones
We’ve already covered on this website the ins and outs of ketosis supplements, as that is why we started this company in the first place with our exogenous ketone product. However, the Ketogenic Bible book takes what we’ve covered in tons of articles and pulls it all together into one section. If you’re into biochemistry and wondering how of all this works, this would be a great section for you to check out so you know exactly what is going on with exogenous ketones and keto supplements.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 5: Potential Keto Applications
This chapter is where the authors dive into everything they’ve seen in the research literature and break it down into a digestible form so you can actually understand what is going on with the ketogenic diet and what the actual applications are. This covers appetite and weight loss to diabetes and heart health and more. Being as how these guys are super into research, this is one of the meatier sections of the book and where their expertise really shines. If you’re interested in what research actually shows a ketogenic diet can be helpful for, look here.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 6: Getting Started With Ketosis
This chapter would be one that most people would have help with. Like our getting started with ketosis guide breaks down, this chapter overviews all the nitty gritty on how to do a ketogenic diet. This includes how many calories to shoot for, how to break down your macro count and how to do things one step at a time. This section also covers a lot about questions people may have getting started and is super helpful for the beginner.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 7: Science of Cooking
In my opinion, healthy eating starts in the kitchen. If you don’t know how to cook you will always rely on someone else to do the work for you. Luckily Wilson and Lowery agree. This section breaks down the basics of cooking a ketogenic diet. There are some nuances here that differ from traditional cooking, so even if you’re a seasoned chef you might learn a thing or two in this section.
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 8: Recipes
Nothing crazy here. As with any book that has information about nutrition or dieting, people (especially publishers) scream for recipes. With the advent of this crazy thing called the internet, a lot of people can look up recipes anyway, so this isn’t a huge deal maker one way or another. That being said, they do have a good categorization of breakfast, appetizers, mains, desserts and basics.
If you’re looking for some online recipes, make sure to check out our keto recipe pages here 🙂
The Ketogenic Bible Review Chapter 9: FAQ
This is a huge help for anyone in a ketogenic diet. There are so many nuances and so much individualism where it is nice to send someone to a consolidated spot to answer many of their questions. This chapter covers everything from basics to the complex. All of this content is included in the acutal book,
Ketogenic Bible Book Summary
If you’re new or even a seasoned keto, you should probably pick up this book. The authors are on the forefront of the ketogenic space and will probably teach you a thing or two you didn’t know even if you’ve been around the block with low carb. This is an excellent reference text as well as a read through from front to back. The logical progression, excellent visuals and actionable information make this purchase a no brainer.
Where can you buy The Ketogenic Bible Book?
If you’re interested in the ketogenic diet, you should definitely pick up this keto book. Wilson and Lowery hit a home run here and it is without a doubt the best book you can find on the ketogenic diet to date. The best place to pick this up is on Amazon. Click here to buy The Ketogenic Bible book.
Kudos to my guys Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery for putting out this amazing text!