It seems that no matter where a person is in the world, or how much they weigh, everyone has taken part in a diet fad. Some of these fads require a person to fast for 12 hours. Others based one’s eating habits on a point system, like weight watchers. Others simply cut out a certain type of food, like carbs, meat, or fat. The keto diet is similar to one of these diets. It doesn’t totally cut out carbs, but it comes close.
What are the Best Keto Books to read?
The keto diet seeks to reduce carb intake, and increase fat intake. That’s not to say those who are watching their figures should head to the nearest mcdonalds. This diet wants those partaking to eat healthy fats, like egg yolks and peanuts. This diet has proven to be effective. People lose weight, and they do it quickly. That being said, there is a healthy way to do this diet, and a dangerous way to do this diet. Those who wish to do the keto diet should do their research. The books listed below have lots of information on doing the keto diet the right way, and losing that extra fat.
Best Keto Books: Our Top 20 Picks
Here are some of the best keto books that you can consider to expand your knowledge on the subject:
1. The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle
Even though the keto diet is fairly well-known, there are many who have yet to try it. There are still beginners in the world of the keto diet. The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle by Amy Ramos is the perfect book for those beginners. This is a step-by-step book for starting the keto diet, implementing it into everyday routines, and maintaining it. Ramos wrote this book with a 14 day keto diet in mind. Those who are reading this book need to know that. They can still make their keto diet go longer, but Ramos only covers the first 14 days. In addition to this, Ramos includes 75 keto-friendly recipes and an overview of what the keto diet does, and how people can benefit from it. This book is easy to read, and a great introduction to the keto diet.
- Authors: Amy Ramos (Author), Amanda C. Hughes (Foreword)
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 20, 2016)
- Pages: 158 pages
2. Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes
The keto diet doesn’t seem like the most practical diet. Carbs are what people most eat every day. Reducing them from a diet can be difficult, but it actually is smart in moderation. Cutting out carbs can be a great technique to losing weight and being healthier, but it has to be done right. Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health and Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low- Carb Recipes by Suzanne Ryan is a great introductory guide to the world of keto. First of all, this book includes many delicious and nutritious recipes that fall in line with the keto diet guidelines. Secondly, Ryan herself discusses her personal experience with keto, and how it worked for her. Best of all, this book explains just how to get started with the keto diet, and how to get results.
- Authors: Suzanne Ryan (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; 1st Edition (December 12, 2017)
- Pages: 336 pages
3. The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet
Dieting and eating healthy can be considered a rich man’s game. Produce and lean meats tend to be more expensive than junk. Cooking intricate recipes are hard when on a budget. The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet by Jen Fisch is a book that helps people with smaller budgets still achieve keto. The recipes in this book require five ingredients or less. That is less shopping, and more cooking. The recipes are delicious and easy to make. There are three sections to this book: “Take Five”, “Single Container, Endless Meals,” and “Customize your Keto.” “Take Five” includes keto-friendly five ingredient recipes. “Single Container, Endless Meals,” focuses on making easy 30 minutes recipes with one pot. “Customize your Keto” helps readers add substitution tips to their own favorite meals. This book has everything in regards to keto, and keto recipes.
- Authors: Jen Fisch (Author)
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 9, 2018)
- Pages: 210 pages
4. Keto Comfort Foods: Family Favorite Recipes Made Low-Carb and Healthy (1)
Dieting is all fine and dandy until people have to start giving up their favorite foods. With Keto Comfort Foods: Family Favorite Recipes Made Low-Carb and Healthy by Maria Emmerich dieters can enjoy their favorites foods while on keto. The recipes in this book aren’t exactly the same as ordinary comfort foods recipes, but they are close enough. They give readers the best of both worlds. There are over 170 recipes that will enhance energy levels and all around healthiness, and they taste good. Some of these recipes are: cinnamon rolls, chicken cordon bleu, tiramisu, steak fries, and so many more. Dieting does not mean saying goodbye to favorite foods. It just means that these favorite foods have to be created, and consumed in a different way.
- Authors: Maria Emmerich (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (May 2, 2017)
- Pages: 384 pages
5. Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
Many believe that dieting is synonymous with fasting, and disliking the food that one consumes. This is not the case. Foods that are ingested when dieting can be just as delightful as the ones that are not. Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low- Carb Lifestyle by Natasha Newton is a book that makes dieting eating and delicious. The recipes in this book are yummy, and won’t make anyone waste one of those dreaded cheat days. The dishes in this book are some southern favorites. Some of these are: cheesecake, pan-fried chicken, breading, and biscuits. Why give up the foods everyone likes most just to be healthy? It’s sad, and completely unnecessary. This is a wonderful guide for helping readers enjoy their comfort foods, even when they are enduring the keto diet.
- Authors: Natasha Newton (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (November 20, 2018)
- Pages: 304 pages
6. Keto Made Easy: 100+ Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life
There are so many great, simple keto recipes that are overlooked by people who think keto is too complicated. Keto Made Easy: 100 + Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life by Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke is a great introduction to keto. The recipes in this book are simple, and take no time to make. They are also delicious, and don’t seem like keto recipes at all. With this book, Barot and Gaedke take traditional food recipes, and turn them into keto recipes by changing a few key ingredients. With this book, they reduce the cost of creating keto recipes. They also make it very easy. Even the worst of cooks could follow these recipes. Some recipes included in this book are: fish tacos, gyros, chicken alfredo, yellow curry, crab mac n’ cheese, and more. These recipes are easy to follow. They are perfect for the keto diet.
- Authors: Megha Barot (Author), Matt Gaedke (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (May 15, 2018)
- Pages: 304 pages
7. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good
Meal prepping is a challenge in itself. Choosing what one wants to eat, what recipes they want to use, and how they want to make it can be a huge source of stress. Ultimately, it can result in people questioning whether doing the keto diet is worth the trouble. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125 + Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good by Bobby and Dessi Parrish helps readers tackle every element of meal prep. Along with including possible meals to make, the Parishes guide readers through the keto diet and what steps they should take for meal prepping. This book helps readers eliminate the stress of meal prepping. Instead, it becomes a fun activity that those who are dieting can look forward to. They can get excited about trying over 125+ recipes, and learning how to cook them.
- Authors: Bobby Parrish (Author), Dessi Parrish (Author)
- Publisher: Mango; Illustrated Edition (May 15, 2019)
- Pages: 224 pages
8. Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Health, and Reverse Disease
The best diets are those that come to an end. When there is an end in sight, people are more likely to commit to their diet and actually do the work. That being said, it’s still nice to have a weight loss plan already planned out and ready for the person dieting. Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Healthy, and Reverse Disease by Dr. Josh Axe is a straight-forward book that helps readers commit to a 30-day keto diet. In this book, readers will learn many tips for succeeding in their keto diet. They’ll learn how to: make shopping lists, make delicious keto-friendly recipes, implement new exercise routines, and choose the correct keto plan. There are five different kinds of keto diets that vary for every person based on their size and weight, level of health, and what they mean to achieve.
- Authors: Dr. Josh Axe (Author)
- Publisher: Little, Brown Spark; First Edition (February 19, 2019)
- Pages: 336 pages
9. DIRTY, LAZY, KETO: Getting Started: How I Lost 140 Pounds
Dieting is a pain, especially when we don’t see fast results. Ultimately, dieting takes patience. People can see results with the keto diet, but it will take time. That being said, there have been many success stories. Dirty, Lazy, Keto: Getting Started: How I Lost 140 Pounds by Stephanie Laska is a first-person success story of the keto diet. Laska lost a whopping 140 pounds with the keto diet, and she explains how others can do the same. In this guide, Laska takes readers through her step by step process with the keto diet. She explains everything anyone needs to know about keto. Laska discusses shopping with keto, cooking with keto, and navigating restaurant menus with keto. She approaches this book with kindness, and no judgement. The author genuinely wants readers to be able to mimic her success, and lose weight just like she did.
- Authors: Stephanie Laska (Author), William Laska (Editor)
- Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2018)
- Pages: 132 pages
10. The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook: 100 Simple Low Carb Recipes. 10 Ingredients or Less
The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook: 100 Simple Low Carb Recipes, 10 Ingredients or Less by Maya Krampf is a great book for keto dieters who are on a budget. Every recipe in this book uses 10 ingredients or less. That means that not only are they easy to make, they are cheap, too. There are many recipes in this book. They will last for weeks with no repeats. There are 100 recipes in this book, and all of them follow the keto guidelines. Some of these recipes are: spaghetti, chocolate chip peanut butter waffles, sausage breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon roll pizza, and so many more. These recipes are unique, yummy, and are perfect for the keto diet. This is a great book for first time ketoers.
- Authors: Maya Krampf (Author)
- Publisher: Harmony; Illustrated Edition (October 22, 2019)
- Pages: 256 pages
11. Keto For Carb Lovers: 100+ Amazing Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes & 21-Day Meal Plan
What if there was a way to commit to the keto diet and not do any of the work? All that one would have to do is commit 21 days to doing keto, and make some pre-made recipes. Luckily Keto For Carb Lovers: 100 + Amazing Low-Carb, High- Fat Recipes and 21-Day Meal Plan by Delish and Women’s Health just does that. No more worrying about how to follow through with the keto diet, and how long to do it. There are many delightful and yummy recipes in this book that fit with the keto diet. Some of the best recipes in this book are: cauliflower toast, cheese taco shells, keto pancakes, peanut butter cookies, and so many more. In addition to this, this recipe book has a 21 day meal plan, a meal prep to do list, grocery lists, and tips and tricks from the editors of Women’s Health.
- Authors: The Editors of Delish & Women’s Health (Author)
- Publisher: Hearst (January 14, 2019)
- Pages: 144 pages
12. Keto Meal Prep Cookbook For Beginners: 600 Easy, Simple & Basic Ketogenic Diet Recipes (Keto Cookbook)
Some people see keto as a diet, while others see it as a lifestyle. No matter how a person uses keto in their lives, they need recipes for maintaining it. Keto Meal Prep Cookbook for Beginners: 600 Easy, Simple, and Basic Ketogenic Diet Recipes by Kira Peterson is one of the best keto cookbooks. It has so many recipes (600 of them), and they are all easy to make. This is a cookbook for everyone. People on a budget can gain something from this cookbook. People who are trying to be healthy can gain something from it. People who can’t cook can gain something from it. The recipes in this book are fun, and unique. In addition to recipes, this book has a 21 day keto plan, a personal keto journey, and tips for making keto easy.
- Authors: Kira Peterson (Author)
- Publisher: Independently published (December 9, 2019)
- Pages: 219 pages
13. Keto Diet for Dummies
The “for dummies” books cover many topics, including the keto diet. Keto Diet for Dummies by Rami and Vicki Abrams will help even the most out of shape person power through the keto diet. This book teaches a number of skills related to the keto diet, and committing to it. It teaches readers how to: stock keto-friendly cupboards, eat the right foods when dining out, overcome challenging and stressful obstacles, and prepare over 40 keto recipes that taste delicious. Some of those delicious recipes are: avocado toast, salmon with avocado lime puree, cookie dough mousse, cashew chicken stir fry, and so much more! This book is both helpful, and provides lots of delicious tips and tricks. In addition to all its great recipes, this book will explain the benefits of keto and how it can stabilize energy levels.
- Authors: Rami Abrams (Author), Vicky Abrams (Author)
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1st Edition (July 23, 2019)
- Pages: 368 pages
14. The Keto Guido Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Get Healthy and Look Great
When people think about Jersey Shore they think of Snookie, crazy partying, and thick Jersey accents. The people who participated in that show have moved on, though. Some of them have even written cookbooks. The Keto Guido Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Get Healthy and Look Great is a keto cookbook written by none other than Vinny Guadagino, one of the Jersey Shore stars. Guadagnino bases this cookbook on his own life. He discovered the rewards that come from keto when he initially started, and he never went back. Guadagnino wanted others to experience the same benefits he did, so he made this cookbook. The book has a lot of great recipes. However, not all of these recipes have pictures, which can be a little bit aggravating when making the food. Overall, this is a fun recipe book that was created by a funny guy.
- Authors: Vinny Guadagnino (Author)
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (September 24, 2019)
- Pages: 256 pages
15. Crazy Busy Keto
Committed to a diet is a challenge within itself. Layer that with managing work, kids, and a million other projects– now dieting is even more challenging. It doesn’t have to be, though. Crazy Busy Keto by Kristie Sullivan is a keto book sent from the heavens. This book has tips, recipes, and shortcuts for managing a busy schedule while doing keto. Creating a diet plan is hard enough. With this book, no one has to; it’s already done. There are many amazing low-carb options included in this book that will fuel every reader’s busy fire. The snacks are nutritious, delicious, and easy to make. They take no time, and are easily made by the worst of cooks. This book contains every little detail about keto, and how to manage it in times of stress.
- Authors: Kristie Sullivan (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (November 26, 2019)
- Pages: 160 pages
16. Keto Answers: Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the World’s Most Confusing Diet
It is highly likely that everyone knows someone that has done or tried the keto diet. But what exactly is the keto diet? Keto Answers: Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the World’s Most Confusing Diet by Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin is a book that has every need to know detail about the keto diet. Readers will learn the ins and outs of partaking in the diet, and how to do it well. Every question anyone has ever asked about the keto diet is in this book. In this book, Gustin and Irvin argue that the keto diet will help people lose weight and become healthier. In order to do that, they have to understand exactly what the keto diet is. They need to know the basics: what they eat, how much they can eat, and how to stay safe while doing keto. This is a great introductory guide to pursuing keto.
- Authors: Anthony Gustin (Author), Chris Irvin (Author)
- Publisher: Four Pillar Health (August 30, 2019)
- Pages: 504 pages
17. Keto Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners: 550 Air Frying Recipes To Lose Weight Quick and Easy on the Ketogenic Diet (Keto Air Fryer Recipes)
Fried food and the keto diet does not seem like a likely combination. Luckily for those who love fried food, it can be. Keto Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners: 550 Air Frying Recipes to Lose Weight Quick and Easy on the Ketogenic Diet by Robin Clayton is a recipe book full of keto-friendly fried foods. This recipe book has 550 air frying recipes that are sure to be a hit among everyone. Readers do not have to be on the keto diet to enjoy this delightful recipe. In addition to having recipes, this book explains what one should and should not eat on the keto diet. Everything in this book is meant to help those on the keto diet, but anyone can benefit from the contents of this book. It helps people be healthier, and make healthy recipes.
- Authors: Robin Clayton (Author)
- Publisher: Independently published (November 5, 2019)
- Pages: 203 pages
18. Beyond Simply Keto: Shifting Your Mindset and Realizing Your Worth, with a Step-by-Step Guide to Keto and 100+ Easy Recipes
Beyond Simply Keto: Shifting Your Mindset and Realizing Your Worth, with a Step-by-Step Guide to Keto and 100+ Easy Recipes by Suzanne Ryan is a book that relates the keto diet to a personal success story. Ryan lost about 120 pounds with the keto diet. She wants to help readers achieve that same success. Not only does Ryan tell readers what to expect from the keto diet– she also explains some unexpected twists and turns she encountered on her journey. This book proves that not all journeys are going to be similar, and that’s okay. They can still be successful. This is a great guide book for those who are starting the keto diet.
- Authors: Suzanne Ryan (Author)
- Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (December 24, 2019)
- Pages: 352 pages
19. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet: Rev Your Metabolism and Improve Your Health with the Latest Science of Weight Loss
There are many kinds of keto diets. One of the newest keto diets is the south beach diet. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet: Rev Your Metabolism and Improve Your Health with the Latest Science of Weight Loss by Arthur Agatston is an easy to read, simple book that introduces this new wave of keto diet. The south beach diet focuses on good carbs, healthy fats, and quality proteins. The book is straight to the point with a 28 day plan. Readers won’t have to learn what the south beach diet is on their own. Agatston guides them through the process. This diet helps people improve their health in many ways: they can boost their metabolism, reduce inflammation and pain, increase energy, and much more. This is a relatively new form of keto diet, but it could work for the right person.
- Authors: Arthur Agatston M.D. (Author)
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 1st Edition (December 31, 2019)
- Pages: 336 pages
20. The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: 75 Satisfying High Fat, Low Carb, Dairy Free Recipes
Vegans and vegetarians often miss out on diet fads, simply because the guidelines don’t allow them to join. If they completely cut carbs out of their diets, they’ll have nothing left to eat. The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: 75 Satisfying High Fat, Low Carb, Dairy Free Recipes by Nicole Derseweh and Whiteny Lauritsen is a book that helps vegans join the keto movement, too. This cookbook helps readers: get prepped, cook, and eat their delicious meals. There are 75 recipes included in this book that are vegan and keto friendly. Vegans don’t have to miss out on getting healthier and losing weight. These recipes will help vegans increase their energy, balance their body weight, and improve their digestion.
- Authors: Nicole Derseweh (Author), Whitney Lauritsen (Author)
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 28, 2020)
- Pages: 238 pages
Choosing the Best Keto Books
Keto is more difficult that one would assume. It takes a lot of work to committ to the keto diet. There is a necessity to prep for meals, shop for meals, and then cook those meals. Keto isn’t a simple journey– it takes work. But with the right help, anyone can do it. These books are the perfect consultants for pursuing the keto diet, and becoming a healthier person.