The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter & the Practitioner

The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter & the Practitioner
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December 1st 2000 by Lyle Mcdonald

Very low-carbohydrate (aka ketogenic) diets such as The Atkins Diet, Protein Power and The South Beach Diet have come and gone repeatedly over the years and there is currently great research and real-world interest in their effects. Unfortunately, altogether too much misinformation exists regarding them. Folks who are pro-low-carbohydrate diets tend to present them as the quick and easy solution to everything including obesity. Easy weight loss without hunger or calorie counting is promised but never seems to pan out as well as we might hope. At the other extreme are the anti-low-carbohydrate folks who tend to present low-carbohydrate diets as nothing short of a nutritional disaster being perpetrated by a bunch of con men. The truth, of course lies somewhere in the middle. While low-carbohydrate diets aren’t for everyone and have their pros and cons, the research is clear: they have major benefits under certain circumstances and can be as healthy (and sometimes healthier) than ‘standard’ carbohydrate based dieting. The Ketogenic Diet is the first and only book to objectively examine in-depth the scientific evidence regarding low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diets. It is meant to be a reference manual for low-carbohydrate diets; it is unlike any other book on low-carbohydrate diets that you have ever read or seen. Covering every topic in extreme detail, The Ketogenic Diet addresses everything from the basic physiology of how the body adapts to a low-carbohydrate intake, the details of human fuel utilization, the impact of low-carbohydrate diets on body composition and many, many more. Of course, none of the above is useful without practical application guidelines.

Details on how to optimize low-carbohydrate diets for different goals (such as fat loss, bodybuilding and endurance performance) are discussed along with three distinct types of low-carbohydrate diets.

In addition, the book includes a complete discussion of resistance, aerobic and anaerobic exercise physiology along with specific training programs for different goals and different levels of trainee At 325 pages and containing over 600 scientific references, this will be your complete reference for ketogenic diets. Please note: this book does not include information on the ketogenic diet for adolescent epilepsy (the topic is discussed briefly). I highly suggest The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Epilepsy, 3rd Edition (Paperback) by Freeman, Freeman and Kelly (link will take you to page). Table of contents Section I: Introduction 1. Introduction to the ketogenic diet 2. History of the ketogenic diet Section II: The physiology of ketosis 3. Fuel utilization 4. Basic ketone body physiology 5. Adaptations to ketosis 6.

Changes in body composition 7. Other effects of the ketogenic diet Section III: The diets 8.

Setting calorie levels 9. The standard ketogenic diet (SKD) 10. Carbs and the ketogenic diet 11.

The targeted ketogenic diet (TKD) 12. The cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD) Section IV: Other topics for the ketogenic diet 13. Breaking fat loss plateaus 14. Ending a ketogenic diet 15. Tools for the ketogenic diet 16.

Final considerations Section V: Exercise physiology 17. Muscular physiology and energy production 18. Aerobic exercise 19.

Interval training 20. Weight training 21. The effect of exercise on ketosis 22.

Exercise and fat loss Section VI: Exercise guidelines 23. General exercise guidelines 24. Aerobic exercise 25. Interval training 26. Weight training Section VII: Exercise programs 27. Beginner programs 28. Intermediate programs 29. The advanced CKD workout 30.

Fat loss for pre-competition bodybuilders Section VIII: Supplements 31. Supplements Index