• The Keto Beginning

  • Creating Lifelong Health and Lasting Weight Loss with Whole Food-Based Nutritional Ketosis
  • By: Leanne Vogel
  • Narrated by: Leanne Vogel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-28-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (213 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

When what you're doing isn't working, The Keto Beginning is the rocket fuel for achieving flawless health and effortless weight loss through sound nutrition practices and vibrant food preparation in ways you've never seen before.

With The Keto Beginning, you'll be shown how to use whole food-based nutritional ketosis to...

  • Reach your perfect weight without feeling restricted or deprived
  • Gain the power to end food obsession and strict eating schedules
  • Maintain steady energy, without relying on constant feeding
  • Boost self-worth, self-respect, self-trust, and self-love
  • Achieve total body confidence, regulated metabolism, and liberated health without counting calories

Seventeen chapters and over 70 high fat, low carb, moderate protein, dairy-, gluten-, sugar-, grain-, legume-free recipes, including a 30-day step-by-step meal plan. This is the lifestyle change that empowers your body and mind to achieve the state of health you've been searching for.

The Big Fat-Burning Science

All forms of carbohydrates - fruits, vegetables, grains, and starches - are broken down into glucose by your body, increasing your blood sugar. Your body considers raised blood sugar toxic, so it releases insulin (a storage hormone) to push the glucose into your cells. Once this occurs your blood sugar decreases, making you hungry again.

This vicious cycle of blood sugar highs and lows is why you experience endless hunger and cravings.

The release of insulin halts your body's ability to release fat and toxins. If you're eating carbohydrate-based foods every two to three hours, your body is never fully able to exercise its ability to rid itself of excess. And if more carbohydrates are consumed than what your body needs, they will be converted into triglycerides and stored in your blood, leading to weight gain and unbalanced cholesterol.

©2016 Healthful Pursuit Inc. (P)2016 Healthful Pursuit Inc.

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Great book for beginners

So thankful I found Leanne's YouTube video's as well as this book. I have spent years in bad health from Metabolic Syndrome to stomach issues. I tried Vegan, Paleo, Atkins and too many others to mention. Keto just sounded good from the start and her podcasts and videos have helped me begin my journey of health. She speaks to you, not at you and never claims to be the authority on all things Keto. She shares her research and personal trials and errors. I've been Keto for about 2 months and my stomach is healing and I have cut my meds for blood pressure issues in half. My mind is clear and my moods are great. I couldn't have done it without her guidance.

Scott Evans. IT Business Owner

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Lovin' Leanne....on to Fat Fueled...

You get the same Leanne here as she is on her podcast, VERY smart!!! I am learning so much from her! This is a great book! Tons of info....can't wait to get into her next book!

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A good book for beginners

A good book for someone wanting to learn the basics to get started on eating for nutritional ketosis. That would be me. Actually it goes a bit further than the basics. Lots of good information.

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Thank You!

Much easier to understand. Leanne goes through her own journey and it is much like my own. Breath of fresh air and a sigh of relief. Easy to understand. Life changer.

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  • Sophie
  • LARCHMONT, NY, United States
  • 03-14-17

A great guide for keto beginners!

A clear, concise, personal experience of how to begin a ketogenic lifestyle and how to keto adapt aka fat adapt. Especially helpful for women. Thank you, Leanne!

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Interesting subject matter, poorly read by author

This book is well researched however the author frequently mispronounces words, which I found quite bothersome. Also there is an entire chapter where she reads from her food journal that could have been omitted as it was not informative and quite boring. The author's cadence is choppy and it makes for an irritating listening experience. I would not recommend this audiobook to a friend, but rather would suggest buying the paperback instead.

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  • LS
  • 02-28-17

Leanne

I'm giving this book 5 stars, I would give it more if I could. Leanne makes it very easy to understand the ketogenic lifestyle. Her presentation is exceptional. I would highly recommend this book and will to all of my friends.

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low carb living

This is a wonderful book filled with soo much info about starting keto or even just going low carb.

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great information, extremely restrictive

I appreciated the author's suggestions, she seems very knowledgeable. But the truth is keto is an extremely restrictive lifestyle. The author emphasizes no Dairy and no grains. While she contends she eats out with no problem, the reality is eating out would be rather difficult. Second of all you would end up spending a tremendous amount of time meal prepping. If you have valid health concerns that you feel would be impacted in a positive way. The studies do support this. Then this would be a great plan to attempt. But be ready to spend a lot of time meal prepping. And be ready to have an extremely restrictive menu day after day after day after day. again some good information, but I realize this is probably not for me. Narration was great. She's Canadian, so it seems like she was mispronouncing some words, but I really just think that was the difference in Canadian English vs. US English.

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Horrible !

Struggle to finish . Not helpful at all. Can I exchange for something else ?

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  • K.E.Tone
  • 05-04-17

A great introduction to starting being keto

A Great guide to starting, what to expect, and how to flourish on a keto diet.

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  • Anne
  • 12-14-17

contradicts her current views

I liked it. the only downside is that some of her views and recommendations etc contradict what she says in her newest book and on her podcast...

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  • Lou
  • 08-23-17

Where is my attached reference material???

I have just been informed by Audible staff that: unfortunately, the publisher didn't provide us with the accompanying reference material.
Yet, throughout the entire book of The Keto Beginning, it constantly mentions the attached guidelines & recipes....... I strongly feel the publisher should not be allowed to sell this book to customers, if it isn't going to supply what is constantly offered as reference material throughout the book.... Very frustrating and disappointing!!

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  • Jeff White
  • 12-17-17

great information but could be better read

i love the data but when it's read like a robot at times it took me a few attempts to get what she was saying. Maybe a professional reader would help. otherwise great book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

Awesome

easy to lisyen to and very informative. I've had a couple of opportunities to listen to it and learn something new each time

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  • kim oneill
  • 11-21-17

fabulous and informative

great book read well easy to listen to and understand. fabulous and informative.will download more from same writer

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  • Heidi
  • 03-07-17

Loving the Concept!

What an awesome read about going into Ketosis, currently on day 2 and feeling energized! Plus I have already dropped weight and barely hungry.