Keto Quick Start: A Beginner's Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes

Keto Quick Start: A Beginner's Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes

by Diane Sanfilippo


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New York Times bestselling author and health and wellness pioneer Diane Sanfilippo brings her own experience with a ketogenic diet to Keto Quick Start, a comprehensive and easy-to-follow road map to transitioning to a keto lifestyle.

There’s a good reason keto has attracted so many followers: it’s an effective tool for fat loss as well as a way of eating with proven benefits for many health concerns, including unstable blood sugar, neurological conditions, and epilepsy, to name a few. But getting started with keto and sticking with it can be tough. That’s where Keto Quick Start comes in.

In her signature practical style, Diane makes keto doable for everyone, whether you’re completely new to very low carb eating or you’ve tried it before and want to find a better way to make it work for you. Keeping the focus on real foods that nourish your body, she walks you through a gentle transition to keto and helps you figure out how to make it sustainable for the long term. Keto Quick Start targets everyday real-world concerns such as what to expect in the first few weeks and how to know if you’re on the right track, how to determine if you need more carbs and how to incorporate those carbs in a healthy way, how to customize keto for your personal goals (especially weight loss), and things to be aware of if you’re concerned about a particular health issue.

Keto Quick Start includes 100 delicious keto recipes, four weekly meal plans, more than a dozen easy meal ideas (no recipe required!), and troubleshooting tips and tricks. It also features a unique and easy-to-use template that makes tracking your food quick and simple. The recipes include:

- Lemon Blueberry Keto Muffins

- Kale, Bacon & Goat Cheese Frittata

- Spaghetti Bolognese Bake

- Powered-Up Bacon Cheeseburger

- Shrimp Pad Thai

- Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms

- Chocolate Orange Fudge

- Creamy Peanut Butter Bites

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628603477
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 470,049
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified nutrition consultant, the New York Times best-selling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and the coauthor of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Her most recent book is The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide.

Diane holds a BS from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition, holistic lifestyle coaching, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She is the cocreator of the Balanced Bites Master Class and the cohost of the top-rated weekly health podcast The Balanced Bites Podcast.

In 2016, Diane released an updated and expanded second edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo, which has sold over half a million copies and spent ninety-seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

Diane lives in San Francisco with her husband, Scott, and two fur kids.

You can learn more about Diane and her work at

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

My Keto Story 13

1 Fueling Your Body 19

2 Burning Fat for Fuel 27

3 The Lowdown on Ketosis 35

4 What to Eat: SAVVY Keto 43

Keto Foods List 56

5 Choosing Healthy Fats 59

Guide to Healthy Fats & Oils 69

6 Getting Started on Your Keto Quick Start: What to Do and What to Expect 71

Pantry Cleanout 73

Keto Swaps for Everyday Favorites 74

Steps to Going Keto 85

7 Customizing Keto: Beyond the Quick Start 87

8 Fine-Tuning Your Keto Diet 113

Savvy Keto Daily Trackers 118

9 FAQs 125

Dining out & Travel Tips 135

25 Tips for Making Keto Easier with a Family 138

10 Meal Plans 141

Meal Plan 1 142

Meal Plan 2 144

Meal Plan 3 146

Meal Plan 4 (Nightshade-Free) 148

Shopping Lists 150

Easy Keto Meal Ideas 154


Notes About the Recipes and Ingredients 158

Kitchen Tools 163

Breakfast 167

Main Dishes: Chicken 195

Main Dishes: Beef 223

Main Dishes: Pork 243

Main Dishes: Seafood 261

Sides 273

Snacks & Dips 297

Spice Blends 330

Condiments, Sauces & Dressings 333

Treats 349

Allergen Index 368

Recipe Index 370

General Index 374

Acknowledgments 384

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