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April 04 2019

12 Favorite Keto Blogs

By Mark Sisson
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With the explosion of keto, there’s an ever growing constant stream of new information about the significant benefits, supposed risks, and varying “rules” for how to adopt a keto diet. As with most things, it’s easy to get sucked into information overload. (And that doesn’t even take into account the hype that unfortunately gets distributed like wildfire around the Internet.) You want sources you can count on for facts, reason, and utility. While there are many resources out there, here are twelve sites I enjoy for intelligent commentary, sound science, and useful ideas. They may not be the biggest, but over time they’ve become my personal favorites.

1) Mark’s Daily Apple

Sure, this isn’t an exclusively keto blog. It’s a Primal living blog—with attention to all the components that figure into a healthy lifestyle and fulfilling life. But keto is a powerful tool I use within the Primal Blueprint template. As most of you already know, I approach keto specifically through a Primal lens—what I call a Primal-keto approach to keto living that prioritizes optimum nutrition with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice. I know it’s been working for a lot of people, and I’ll continue to to write on it as well as all the other elements of a healthy life. Four particular resources I’d suggest to folks new to keto: the MDA Keto Hub, our Keto Recipes, the Primal Blueprint Keto Podcast, and our private Keto Reset Facebook Group. They’re all free resources for anyone to use and enjoy. For those who want to receive an additional Mark’s Daily Apple monthly email with exclusive information and commentary on keto, you can sign up below for the Keto Reset Digest (also free).

2) Virta Blog

Virta is a groundbreaking health organization using keto to treat—even reverse—type 2 diabetes and associated metabolic disorders. The Virta Blog is an must-read, providing a mix of cutting edge science, easy to understand articles regarding practical aspects of going keto, and inspiring success stories.

3) Tuit Nutrition

I love Amy Berger’s common sense approach to keto on Tuit Nutrition. She calls her approach Keto Without the Crazy, and that about sums it up. Her articles are long but very worth reading.

4) Ruled.me

At Ruled.me you’ll find mostly long-form articles that contain a ton of information about the keto diet. The site also provides an extensive recipe collection and other resources.

5) Healthful Pursuit

Healthful Pursuit is the home of Nutrition Educator and keto guru Leanne Vogel. Leanne provides a blend of blog posts, videos, and recipes to help you go keto in a healthy way. Much of the content is focused on keto for women, but men and women alike can benefit from the info provided.

6) Calories Proper

At Calories Proper, Dr. Bill Lagakos covers a wide range of topics related to nutrition, fasting, circadian biology, and much more. While it’s not a keto blog per se, keto is a frequent topic. In any case, you’re sure to learn a lot from the content here, which is heavily focused on reviewing and critiquing empirical research studies in an understandable way.

7) Ketogenic Athlete

Ketogenic Athlete is a well-rounded blog for strength and endurance athletes who are interested in using keto for training and performance.

8) The MAF Files at philmaffetone.com

Dr. Phil Maffetone has been using low-carb and keto diets to help athletes achieve breakthrough athletic performance for decades. His 180-age formula is a cornerstone of my Primal Endurance approach to become and fat- and keto-adapted athlete. The MAF Files covers a variety of topics that will be of interest to Primal and keto athletes.

9) HVMN

HVMN offers the only commercially available ketone ester supplement. The blog reflects their target audience: athletes and other high performers who are interested in using diet and lifestyle modifications—and possibly exogenous supplementation, of course—to harness the power of ketones.

10) Elana’s Pantry

Elana Amsterdam has long been one of my go-to sources for healthy, delicious paleo recipes, but more recently she has been using keto as part of her strategy to address her MS. I’ve never made an Elana’s Pantry recipe that wasn’t excellent. She also writes about a variety of topics related to health.

11) Castaway Kitchen

Christina Kurp shares how she used a combination of AIP and keto to fix her own health issues. Part wellness blog, part scrumptious recipe collection, Castaway Kitchen is a great resource for anyone looking for food inspo, especially if you have dietary restrictions.

12) Cast Iron Keto

Plainly put, Cast Iron Keto has food I like to eat: simple, delicious, keto-friendly. You’ll find lots of keto-fied classics here suitable for kids and non-keto types (making dinner that much easier).

Thanks for stopping in today, everyone. Have a favorite you didn’t see here? Share down below. Take care.

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  1. AAAaaaahh!!
    So honored to be listed here! When I saw the title of this post, I thought, maybe…maybe… And there I was!
    Thank you so much, Mark. Been a huge fan for many years. (And have a few bottles of Primal Kitchen dressing & BBQ sauce in my pantry…YUM.)

  2. Amy Berger and Denise Minger… the two smartest women I’ve ever read. Thanks for your content Amy.

    1. yeah diet doctor loves saying he’s ” the biggest” but there are other keto websites with more recipes and you never have to pay any monthly subscriptions.

        1. It is a great website don’t get me wrong but… The membership is confusing once they start charging you and it’s not cheap. The diet plans are not very practical. I ended up wasting ingredients and had to cook every day. The free website is good though.

  3. On dietdoctor.com you can read EVERYTHING about Keto + hundreds of recipes

  4. Nice list, thank you. I’m surprised this one isn’t included: https://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/about.html The site is useful enough to have cybersquatters with similar names trying to take her business. Also I just like her. She didn’t pretend to be all thin and perfect, but had a real picture up, even before she lost weight. Real character showing.

  5. I am really giving up on this website, not exactly what I’d call trustworthy anymore. I understand why you included your own blog as #1… common sense. But where are https://dietdoctor.com, https://ketogasm.com, https://ketoconnect.com, https://ketodietapp.com, https://djfoodie.com, https://www.ketogenic-diet-resource and so many more real ‘top’ keto websites? Why Elana’s Pantry or Castaway Kitchen when they use bananas, rice and potatoes? These may be interesting and new but not ‘top’ keto blogs. If this doesn’t prove my point, then why did a company selling exogenous ketones make it in your list? Not to mention some of the listed do not fit your description of sources of ‘intelligent commentary, sound science, and useful ideas.’

  6. This isn’t a top keto blog list at all. Most top keto websites are missing and many non-keto websites included so not sure what’s the purpose of this.

  7. Thank you for this! I will be reading the information at just the first two of the sites you listed for some time – they are loaded with excellent information! Tuit Nutrition’s latest post relates beautifully (though not directly) to a friend’s grandchild’s recent Type 1 diabetes diagnosis… I am happy with her careful citations of her sources – like MDA – and the depth of information.

  8. I agree with the others. This is NOT a top keto list, this is just a list of keto & keto-ish blogs.

  9. I love diet doctor.com I didn’t subscribe I am looking at it for this first month for free and there are a ton of great resources linked to the site