Best Keto Diet Books

Ketogenic Diet Recipes & Cookbooks

By Virginia Isaad

The Keto diet may not have the same claim to fame as Atkin's or South Beach, but the basic concept is a familiar one: low carb, moderate protein and high fat. 

Essentially, a ketogenic diet forces your body to burn ketones (through fat) instead of carbs (glucose) for energy in what's called a state of ketosis, a practice initially used to treat patients with epilepsy. Today, celebs like Mick Jagger, actress Megan Fox, model Adriana Lima, Lebron James and Kim Kardashian have been associated with the bacon-lovin' diet that emphasizes good fats like nuts, butter, avocado and salmon while eliminating grains, starches, bread, alcohol, pasta and sugar.  

For those looking to lose weight without giving up certain fatty foods, here's a simple breakdown of what the ketogenic diet is comprised of: 75 percent from fat, 20 percent from protein and 5 percent from carbs, so you can still have your bacon and eggs but your mashed potatoes are now mashed cauliflower with butter. GAYOT's list of the Best Keto Diet Books features five ketogenic diet books that break down the science behind ketosis, provide keto-friendly recipes and make it a little easier to eat more fat while feeling better and looking better.

For more health-conscious reading, be sure to check out our list of the Best Diet Books and Best Paleo Cookbooks for even more information.