Ketotarian

The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation
by Dr. Will Cole | 304 pages

Will Cole is a functional medicine practitioner who has helped thousands of clients from around the world. He’s also the Cohost of Keto Talk. In this book, he asks: “Curious about a ketogenic diet but turned off by all the meat and dairy?” If so, he says, perhaps you’d like to become a “Ketotarian"--which is, basically, a combination of the best of a low-carb approach with the best of a plant-based approach—while dropping the things that *don’t* work in both approaches. Or, as Will puts it, think of “a plant-based program that provides all the health and weight-loss benefits of keto diets” while welcoming “vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians to the table.” In the Note, we explore the benefits of burning fat for fuel vs. sugar, how to boost your mitochondria, the goodness of plants and how to enter Ketotarian Land.


Ketotarian will show you the clear path of exactly how to use food as medicine and optimize every system in your body. Your brain, hormones, and metabolism will thrive in the Ketotarian state.

You may be thinking that’s a bold statement, but as a leading functional medicine practitioner, rated as one of the top in the country, I have seen thousands of patients from around the world. I have seen what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the foods we eat. And I’ve distilled my years of clinical experience, using the power of delicious food medicine, in the pages of this book. …

It’s time to dump diet dogma and food fads for good. What really works—and what really doesn’t—for your health?

Ketotarian marries the best of low-carb diets and a plant-based way of eating, while avoiding the common pitfalls that I have seen countless well-intentioned people make with both these diets. The Ketotarian way of eating brings together healthy plant-based fats, clean proteins, and the rich, vibrant colors of nutrient-dense vegetables.”

~ Will Cole from Ketotarian

Will Cole is a functional medicine practitioner who has helped thousands of clients from around the world. He’s also the Cohost of Keto Talk and a popular contributor to MindBodyGreen. (Find him online here.)

In this book, he asks: “Curious about a ketogenic diet but turned off by all the meat and dairy?”

If so, he says, perhaps you’d like to become a “Ketotarian.” :)

We’ll define what it means to be Ketotarian in the first Big Idea but imagine combining the best of a low-carb approach with the best of a plant-based approach—while dropping the things that *don’t* work in both approaches.

Or, as Will puts it, think of “a plant-based program that provides all the health and weight-loss benefits of keto diets” while welcoming “vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians to the table.”

If that sounds like fun, I think you’ll dig the book. In many ways, it’s kinda like a plant-based version of Mark Sisson’s The Keto Reset Diet. (Get a copy here.)

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!

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Dr. Will Cole

Leader in Functional Medicine.