These Low-Carb Cookbooks Make Forging a New Habit Easy (Yes, Really)

Sophie Miura

The low-carb movement might have been around for decades, but it's about to experience another major surge in popularity thanks to the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet, which some experts have dubbed "the number one diet in 2018."

Whether you plan to stick to all the keto diet rules or cherry-pick a few, there are a number of benefits of going low-carb. Osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola, DO, puts it simply: "In essence, the reason why low-carb diets work so well is because it helps you escape this non-fibre, carb-based metabolism that depends on insulin levels to drive blood sugar into cells and use carbs for fuel." According to the Mayo Clinic, low-carb diets are generally used for losing weight, but may have benefits beyond this, "such as reducing risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome."

Curious to know if you'd feel healthier on a low-carb diet? Navigating the lifestyle change can be challenging, so we've found some of the most comprehensive low-carb cookbooks to help you get started. From beginner cooking guides and comfort-food ideas to full meal planners, there's a book to coach you through every stage. Consider your breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans sorted.

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