Vegan Keto: 60+ High-Fat Plant-Based Recipes to Nourish Your Mind & Body (Paperback)

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Liz MacDowell flawlessly delivers the best of two nutritional worlds in her new book, Vegan Keto. Her unique approach harnesses the health and weight loss benefits of the ketogenic diet and unites it with the vegan lifestyle. Liz dispels the myth that veganism contradicts the keto diet and offers a template to achieve optimal health and weight loss by eating a ratio of healthy fats and plant-based proteins. The book offers more than 60 recipes that are all free of meat, eggs, and dairy and are keto compliant. Her revolutionary approach emphasizes a nutrient-dense nutrition plan sourced from whole, natural foods that are rooted in healthy fats with plant-based proteins that are lower in carbohydrates. She has created a sustainable model that will enable those living a vegan lifestyle to achieve optimal health, lose weight, and eliminate cravings for inflammatory foods. Vegan Keto is complete with full-color photos, four easy-to-follow weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and tips and tricks for getting started and staying on track. Above all, Liz brings a wealth of expertise and invaluable advice derived from real-world experience in her role as a nutrition counselor. Recipes include:

Coconut Flour Waffles
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Spinach & Olive Mini Quiche Cups
Green Keto Balance Bowl
Mediterranean Zucchini Salad
Kelp Noodle Pad Thai
Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos
Lupini Hummus
No-Bake Falafel
Chocolate Almond Butter Cupcakes
Snickerdoodles

Whether your eating plan of choice is vegan/vegetarian, keto-tarian, or keto or you are just someone who loves good food and having a bit of fun in the kitchen, this book has something for you!

About the Author


Liz MacDowell is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and avid foodie who has been cooking up plant-based ketogenic recipes since 2012. After years of crash diets, disordered eating, and constantly feeling sick, she realized there was no quick fix and enrolled in a nutrition program at Bauman College to try and fix her eating habits from the inside out. While a nutrition student, Liz stumbled across the ketogenic diet one night while browsing Reddit and decided to give it a go. Through lots of trial and error, she found what works for her body and began creating low-carb vegetarian recipes to keep things interesting. Liz started MeatFreeKeto.com to share these recipes with others who want to explore a low-carb or ketogenic diet without eating meat. By eating a plant-based low-carb diet, Liz has been able to control her symptoms of endometriosis and Raynaud’s, as well as keep her blood sugar and weight in check. When she’s not cooking up new recipes (and making messes) in the kitchen, she loves to hike, read, practice yoga, and indulge in the occasional computer game.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628603149
ISBN-10: 1628603143
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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