Keto: A Woman's Guide

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 27 Jun 2019

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This book seems to provide a good introduction to the Keto method of nutrition. However, I didn't get far enough into it to determine why it is specifically aimed at women before the title expired. I really need to read more but at this point in my life I think it is probably not the diet for me.

My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for providing an ARC for me to review.
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I was keen to read this book for two reasons: i) gaining more information about the Keto diet and ii) learning specifically how it works for women. I have previously tried the keto diet and found it very helpful for managing energy levels with ME but stopped after 6 months as I felt I didn’t have enough knowledge on implementing it safely. I received a free copy of the ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book did not disappoint! As hoped, it provided a wealth of information on the Keto diet and lots of details on how to tailor it individually. The author clearly explains how and why the energy needs of men and women differ, the effect keto has on hormones and the special significance for women, and how and why men and women differ in their metabolism of nutrients. There is also a lot of information on how to adapt keto for weight loss, athletic performance and to reverse or minimise certain illnesses. If you’re looking for a one-size-fits all prescriptive guide, then this is not the book for you. If you’ve never read anything about Keto, then I wouldn’t start with this book, read a basic introduction first (there are lots of Ketoo books like that). If, however, you are aware of your own body and it’s needs, and want to tailor the Keto diet for optimum effectiveness and success, then this book will help you achieve that. I feel much better informed on how my own energy needs vary, the significance of hormones, macro and micro nutrients, and how to tailor keto to my own health situation. It takes a bit of effort to work out how to implement the diet and readers will need to monitor their progress and adjust accordingly. That effort is well worth it though, and for me it’s where this book really excels.
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The ketogenic diet is extremely popular right now, and most of the patrons who come to our library looking for keto books are women, so this book should do very well in our collection. This is not a cookbook, so don't expect any recipes. Instead, it details the principles and concepts behind the keto lifestyle.
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A lot of information that I don't think the layperson would want to know regarding KETO. I really enjoyed the way the author explained the diet, but I found it very dense and challenging to get through. Overal an information-packed read.
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I thought the book was very informative, but maybe an information overload. I was unable to finish it before it expired because I could not focus on it. What I did read of it was good information, but I feel like it could have been explained more concisely.
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Easy to understand and follow the concept of keto and how to implement it in your own life. I don’t know if it’s so specific to women, the advice in this book would be applicable to both sexes.
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Great book on how any woman can follow the keto diet and lose weight.  Keto is not as simple as some of the other diets on the current trend.  It is a more personalized approach so anyone hoping to go keto definitely needs to read and follow guidelines.
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Wonderful guide for achieving your goals using keto. It explains the ketogenic diet phases, their lengths and objectives, and how to get the most out of each phase of the diet. It also shows why women need to diet differently then men. Highly recommend it you're thinking about doing the keto diet.
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This was an interesting book. I thought the information presented was well laid out and flowed well. I really enjoyed reading it and want to try and start implementing some of what I read.
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Keto: A Woman's Guide is the first book I have read, that is especially geared towards women. It takes the  metabolism and hormonal household of women into account. the book contains a comprehensive explanation of the keto diet and helps women to fine-tune the diet to their individual requirements. Overall this book is fascinating and very helpful.
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I was reluctant at first to read a book about the science of the diet but getting an ARC from netgalley prompted me and I’m glad I did read it, it’s important to understand what you’re doing to your body with what you eat or don’t eat and how It functions on the diet choices you make.
I don’t think this will be everyone as I believe most don’t want to know the details of how and why a diet may work, just that it does work
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First off, this is not a book that contains any recipes to follow.  It's a technical book on the keto eating plan / diet that explains it in great detail, so you can get your head around the method.  

The book contains 3 sections, Keto in Context, Fundamentals of the female body and Implementing of the Keto diet.  The first section, Keto in Context, contains 3 chapters on What is Keto, Macronutrients 101 and The fat burning advantage.

The second section, Fundamentals of the female body, covers calories, hormones, menopause and exercise & athletic training.  Finally, Implementing of the keto diet, includes Strategies, How much to eat, Phases, understand those food labels and supplements.

Its a lot to take in on the first read through and could be quite an interesting diet to follow but I think its for those that can follow quite strict restrictions on carbs, fats and proteins.  Its about getting the values correct each day and its not for the faint hearted, though it does work as I've done it myself before.  The author also suggests starting off gradually as its a bit of a change to the diet, though going straight for it can work for some ladies.

To complement the book, the author provides a link to an online calculator that provides you with the correct macronutrients to consume each day and along with reading the food labels you should be able to lose weight and also suggests online food diaries to keep a track of what you eat to make sure you are sticking to the right balance.

I do think this book would need to be read a number of times to get the keto idea; there's nothing wrong with the delivery of the book, but its quite a change to how we eat, it will take some getting used to.

I received this book from netgalley in return for a honest review.
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I am impressed by this thorough and easy to understand Keto guide.  Tasha Metcalf manages to take what I perceived as complicated, break it down into manageable, informative chapters.  Her conversational style, and obvious knowledge shine through the writing. Keto: A Woman's Guide is a reference I can see myself returning to often.  I was disappointed at the lack of recipes, but hopefully Ms. Metcalf plans a supplement, and I'll be there for that! 
I received my copy through NetGalley under no obligation.
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Not your typical Keto diet guide or Keto Cookbook. This is an educational resource & textbook perfect for woman who are thinking of following the Keto lifestyle or have been on that program for a while. #KetoAwomansGuide
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I always hear people talking about Keto and how great of a diet it is.  I was wondering where to get unbiased information about how this particular diet is so successful with women.  This book ended up being exactly what I was looking for!
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I have read a few different keto related books and this is by far the most detailed one I have come across. 
Metcalf provides an in depth insight into keto as related to women.
This is a great book for anyone wanting to know the science behind keto as well as what to eat, how much, and information about vitamins/minerals.
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I have read a few keto books , this is by far the most detailed one I have read.
Providing an in depth insight into keto and micronutrients.
The information on the female hormonal cycle was very good, and not something I had read about before. 
This is a great book for anyone wanting to know the science behind keto as well as what to eat how much and information about vitamins. 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Keto is such a buzz word these days and if you’re really looking for an in-depth guide on what it means, how to start, the benefits and the unique needs of women then I highly recommend this book. The author really breaks down the fundamental differences between women and men who follow the keto diet, and there are several! The author did a lot of research and breaks down what macronutrients are, what fat burning means, calories, hormones, exercise, getting started with the keto diet and much more. I learned a lot from this book! I learned reasons that the Keto diet may be very beneficial to me due to a hormonal disease I have and am anxious to dig even deeper. This book is very technical and some of it went over my head, however, I plan to keep this book handy to reference and re-read. Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Press  for an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm completely blown away by Metcalf's thoroughly researched novel.  Nearly two years Keto myself, I've learned from experience in a very personal, trial-and-error journey how to navigate the lifestyle as a woman.  How I wish I could go back in time with this book at my fingertips!  It's easily the best resource I've discovered thus far and I won't hesitate to recommend it to any of my female friends interested in Keto (and some of those guys who need a little extra education...).  Thank you for writing this, Tasha Metcalf.  You have built a strong supporter in this reader.
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I am not doing the keto diet at present but I have thought a lot about it and have read several books.  My friend is doing it and losing weight.  Another friend also had great success until she got breast cancer and now that she is in remission she is doing a modified keto diet.
I found this book fascinating and enjoyed learning more about cyclical metabolic rates and women’s bodies in general.  I think if I were going to indulge the keto lifestyle this book would be my number one book to ramp up into a keto diet.  I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would!
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