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Book Review: The 28 Day Keto Cure by Jurgen Vormann and Nico Stanitzok

By Leigh O’Connor.

In just 28 days, this eating plan can train your body to burn fat, reduce inflammation and encourage sustained weight loss – got your attention?

Enter nutritional scientist Professor Jürgen Vormann and Chef Nico Stanitzok, who debunk many dietary myths and offer solid advice on the essential low-carb, high-fat, weight-loos plan in their new book, ‘The 28 Day Keto Cure’.

This breakthrough diet could change your life around – the book explains how to achieve your weight loss goals along with dishing up 85 simple and delicious recipes sure to tempt all tastes.

Book Review: The 28 Day Keto Cure by Jurgen Vormann and Nico Stanitzok
With a comprehensive introduction to the science behind the keto diet, the authors give clear guidance on the vital fat, carb and protein ratio, how the diet works and how to get the most out of it.

The founding Director of the Institute for Disease and Nutrition in Munich, Jürgen has authored several nutritional books and is also a member of the American Society for Nutrition. He says for a long time a low-fat diet was considered synonymous with being healthy, people cut back on fat and made up for lost calories by eating healthier carbohydrates.’

Then research showed that a high-carb diet had the potential to lead to serious health complications, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes; as a result, the low-carb diet became a highly popular alternative.

"But eating fat to stay slim?” Jürgen says. "Well, yes. Today we know that a high-fat diet can actually be beneficial, particularly if you are overweight.

"While it understandingly feels counter-intuitive to eat more fat, the latest scientific evidence shows that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet combined with exercise will help regulate your metabolism and give you back control over your weight.”

Nico is a Chef with a dietary background, a well-known food blogger and a successful author of several cookbooks – his keto recipes cover everything from breakfast to dinner, snacks and sweet treats. You won’t go hungry while you change your diet for a slimmer, healthier you.
Book Review: The 28 Day Keto Cure by Jurgen Vormann and Nico Stanitzok

Let’s start with breakfast…this recipe for an oven-baked omelette with creamed mushrooms is the perfect beginning to the day. 

You can use other types of mushrooms instead of the chanterelles. Button mushrooms, King oyster mushrooms, shiitake and Chinese mushrooms are available all year round; or maybe you’ve gone out mushroom picking and gathered a good haul yourself. In this case, you can use this recipe to rustle up something truly delicious from your basket.

Book Review: The 28 Day Keto Cure by Jurgen Vormann and Nico Stanitzok

For lunch, how about tuna fish cakes and cucumber salad? These fish cakes can be frozen in batches for the ideal instant meal – just let them defrost overnight in the fridge, then heat them in the oven or microwave and serve with your salad of choice.

When dinner rolls around, serve up braised pork belly and celeriac mash and watch the delight on faces around the table. Nico says you could replace the pork belly with the same quantity of pork neck. Prepare the meat in the same way as the pork belly, then add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a pan over a medium heat.
Book Review: The 28 Day Keto Cure by Jurgen Vormann and Nico Stanitzok

Season the pork neck with salt and pepper and fry it for 3 minutes on each side. Arrange onions in the baking dish, lay pork on top and proceed as per recipe.

This book and its 28-day program is a starting point. People who want to lose weight will see results quickly however the main benefit for everyone is that this is a medium to long-term healthy diet option – what do you think?

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