Rethinking Healthy Eating – Fats for Fuel, NOT Carbohydrates – A tasty book review

Rethinking Healthy Eating – Fats for Fuel, NOT Carbohydrates – A tasty book review


500 Ketogenic Recipes – Hundreds of Easy & Delicious Recipes for Losing Weight, Improving Your Health & Staying in the Ketogenic Zone.

Get ready to rethink everything you thought you knew about healthy eating!

Learning to get lean through fats is a process–we have to re-think so much of what we’ve been told for so many years! Ketogenic eating is not new but it is making its resurgence since it first became known as the Atkins Diet. Dr. Atkins took the science on eating fats to lose weight and gave it his own name. Many renounced the diet but most everyone lost weight on it—the problem was, when they went back to eating carbohydrates, they put the weight back on. Ketogenics is not a diet—it is a way of eating—a lifestyle—that puts the importance of burning healthy fat for fuel over the USDA Food Pyramid—which I always said was created by General Mills—who else would want us eating so many cereals, breads and grains?! And then they call them “healthy” grains and most grains simply are not—especially not in the quantities that Americans devour them.

If you want to learn more about Ketogenic eating, Dana Carpender has a new cookbook, 500 Ketogenic Recipes. She not only writes an excellent cookbook but she also provides a clear, concise and understandable description of the Ketogenic science in Chapter 1. Written in layman’s vocabulary, she explains what ketones are and how they work. From the facts and fiction to the healthy advantages of the lifestyle–aside from weight loss since that is only an added benefit, Dana explains all aspects of the reasoning behind Ketogenics as well as the ingredients she recommends.

The cookbook is fun, down to earth and easy to follow, but wow, would some photos make it a lot more interesting to browse! I love it when she says real things about cauliflower, like “whack it into chunks.” The best thing about this book, besides its vast spectrum of recipes, from Braised Hog Jowl to Fauxtatoes is that she leaves plenty of room for substitutions and method of cooking, from microwave to stove top. I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes I earmarked–but I’ve got to go shopping for nuts first–almonds and pecans coat many of her dishes! I so glad I love cheese, as that is another frequently used ingredient. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration Dana!

By |2018-02-06T18:27:58+00:00January 8th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

About the Author:

Marilyn’s passion for and professional interest in physical fitness and sports began with her first job as a fitness instructor in Pittsburgh, PA. She continued to teach yoga and fitness classes and escalated her commitment when she became certified as a Fitness Instructor and later added a NASM certification in Senior Fitness. DeMartini’s marketing career segued from agency work into fitness apparel marketing, which years later led to writing for sporting goods trade publications, an area in which she excelled as apparel editor, and continued for another decade. As a health and fitness journalist, DeMartini studied under top professionals in the field. She attended numerous fitness seminars and workshops, in search of the hottest trends, latest research and most beneficial workout programs, ranging from fitness fashion and functional training to sport-specific training (golf, running, weight-training) and yoga. She also wrote a Longevity Medicine column for over 1½ years for GNC’s Physical magazine and a fitness for golf column with Golf Tips magazine. Later, DeMartini segued into international powerboat racing where after handling PR for the World Championship Drambuie On Ice team she covered the sport as an online journalist for Speedvision. She also was featured on American Powerboat TV where she interviewed professional racers in venues around the country, presenting the excitement of powerboat racing to viewers on various regional sports channels. Today, while continuing PR and journalism in the marine and other industries, her fitness instruction modalities continue, ranging from yoga to functional and circuit training, running and cycling. She was also featured in a video, “Hard Body Yoga.” DeMartini resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she owns PR Power marketing agency; she branded FIT Lauderdale to extend to her reach into the area fitness and yoga communities. She is an exercise and yoga instructor and has also conducted workshops for seniors mixing big band music with a chair and stretching exercises called “Big Band Bend & Stretch.”

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