The Keto Reset Diet

Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever
by Mark Sisson | 352 pages

Mark Sisson is a former world-class endurance athlete and one of the leading thinkers and bloggers in the ancestral health movement. His blog MarksDailyApple.com is one of the most-visited health information websites on the Internet. If you’re into the whole “fat is the human body’s preferred fuel” side of the nutrition world, then I think you’ll really love the book. (If you’re not, well then... :) Big Ideas we explore include how to create metabolic efficiency, how to best fuel your metabolic fire (fat = clean-burning logs; carbs = smoky twigs), the three things to go on the Rest (sugars + grains + veggie oils), how to Optimize your lifestyle (exercise + sleep + stress) and the ultimate target: enjoying the whole process!


The Keto Reset Diet is going to help you reprogram your genes back to the original human factory setting of being fat- and keto-adapted (a term that appears throughout the book—let’s nickname it ‘keto’). Keto is a state of metabolic efficiency where you are able to burn stored energy in the form of body fat and ketones, and not be dependent upon regular high-carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood, or cognitive focus. When you conduct the 21-Day Metabolic Reset and transition away from carbohydrate dependency, then go keto, you will normalize your appetite hormones so that you are almost never hungry. This happens very quickly, and its an absolutely stunning revelation. It’s like discovering a hidden superpower that stabilizes your energy, mood, and brain function all day long, because you have readily available stored energy to burn—even if you skip meals.

You’ll enjoy delicious, nutrient-dense meals and snacks that are deeply satisfying in a way that a carb binge never will be. This means you never have to worry about adding excess body fat, blowing your ‘diet’ and tail spinning, or falling victim in your later years to diet-related diseases. You become what I affectionately call a fat-burning beast, and you’ll stay this way for the rest of your life.”

~ Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns from The Keto Reset Diet

Mark Sisson is a former world-class endurance athlete and one of the leading thinkers and bloggers in the ancestral health movement. His blog MarksDailyApple.com is one of the most-visited health information websites on the Internet.

I’ve been meaning to do a Note on one of his books so when Alexandra told me she got his newest book I grabbed it and here we are. (I’m laughing as I type this but we literally had a little wrestling match with the book as we were both excited to read it. :)

If you’re into the whole “fat is the human body’s preferred fuel” side of the nutrition world, then I think you’ll really love the book. Get a copy here. (If you’re not, well then… :)

We’ve covered books in the same basic genre like Mark Hyman’s Eat Fat, Get Thin, Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Diet (+ Headstrong), David Ludwig’s Always Hungry?, David Perlmutter’s Brain Maker and Mercola’s Fat for Fuel. Mark also references Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat and The Case Against Sugar.

I enjoyed each of those books for different reasons. But I particularly loved this one as it provides a really compelling case for shifting to a fat-adapted state along with an equally compelling plan on how to do it. It’s a super thorough yet still approachable, thoughtful and entertaining look at how to rock it. (I also loved the insights into peak athletic performance Mark offers.)

As you’d expect, the book is packed with Big Ideas and, as always, I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!

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Authors

Mark Sisson

American fitness author and blogger, and a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor