We recently did a Note on a book called which is a great introduction to going keto—especially if you orient from a vegan or vegetarian perspective. It’s a super simple take on how to get the ball rolling.
Plus, we have our collection of Notes on . Although he’s not about ketosis and low-carb per se, he is ALL ABOUT burning fat for fuel, eliminating all sugar and flours and understanding our levels of “carbohydrate intolerance” then acting accordingly.
Now, when I first got this book (I can’t remember how I found it but I think it might have been from Mark Sisson!), I thought it was a somewhat obscure title that would be helpful in my quest to take my performance nutrition to the next level. It wasn’t until after I read it that I realized it’s really popular—with over 500 reviews on Amazon (the vast majority 5 stars).
It’s written by two of the leading guys in the whole keto movement. Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney are both academic researchers and professors who have been studying sports nutrition, ketogenic diets and peak performance for decades.
To put it in perspective, Dr. Stephen Phinney coined the phrase “keto-adapted” in 1980. He has a SUPER impressive pedigree. As per his bio: “Dr. Phinney received his medical degree from Stanford University, holds a Doctorate in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral research at Harvard University.”
This is a straight-forward, practical approach to exactly what the title suggests: the art and science of performing well (athletically and otherwise) on a low-carb diet. If that sounds like fun, I think you’ll enjoy the book. (Get a copy .)
It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!