April 17, 2019
Keto Passport is a fabulous new international cookbook written by Lindsay with Layla McGowan. This dynamic duo also co-authored the Keto Reset Instapot Cookbook. Keto Passport offers an opportunity to bust loose from the confines and staleness of ketogenic eating, where you feel like all you can eat is meat and vegetables.
Keto Passport takes you across the entire globe with fabulous cultural recipes, including traditional favorites that were carefully modified to remain keto friendly. Lindsay, a social psychologist, says people get bored, stifled, or frustrated with the keto guidelines, and that keeping things from getting stale and less enjoyable is essential for continued adherence to admittedly tight dietary parameters. Layla brings in her Korean and German heritage to the project, sharing familial meals passed down verbally for generations right into this cookbook. The pair also curated many familiar cultural favorites that happen to be keto.
Lindsay also weaves in some excellent health insights for how to do keto the right way, and to understand how to navigate the various recommendations and approaches to keto. One item of interest is how insulin ain’t all bad. In fact, Lindsay explains that pulsatile insulin spikes are desirable. Insulin allows you to replenish cellular energy but not suffer from the inflammatory effects and compromised fat burning of chronically excessive insulin production. Consequently, Lindsay and Brad echo the advice from the all-knowing Dr. Cate Shanahan, who strongly recommends against snacking between meals. When you eat any sort of food (yes, even a fat bomb!), you shut off ketone production and fat metabolism and trigger insulin release. It’s also good to give your digestive system a break, both from a maximum daily eating window (12 hours, per the work of Dr. Satchin Panda), and from the snacking habit. However, Lindsay cautions against restrictive dietary patterns if you have adrenal, thyroid, or eating disorder history.
Keto Passport features recipes under 15g of carbs, usually under 10g. While dairy has become a centerpiece of keto to add to fat percentages, many object to heavy dairy intake, so Keto Passport offers plenty of variety to give you a dairy-free experience. There are a great assortment of recipes, from elaborate gourmet preparations to quick primers on how to make your own kimchi or sauerkraut or srihacha sauce. Get your copy of Keto Passport on amazon or wherever great books are sold. It’s a really fun read with a beautiful layout that will inspire you to try some exciting new dishes!!