My wife and I are planning to start on Labor Day....reason we are waiting until then is that our kids will be out of the house and back at school so it will be easier to purge all of the carbs. I thought I would post now so if you are interested in joining us you can get yourselves ready. What is a Ketogenic Diet: - This is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. Approx. 80% fat, 15% protein, 5% carb. Why would you do this diet? Heath Benefits - Improvement in blood glucose levels for those that are pre-diabetic, type 2 diabetic, or have insulin resistance. - Reduces inflammation (major cause of all kinds of diseases). - Provides amazing sustained energy. - Weight loss (if you also reduce total caloric intake). This can be very significant with little or no hunger. - Improved brain function. - Supposed to reduce odds of cancer, alzheimer's, dimentia, and on and on. What do you need to get ready: - You should read this book: Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore. Available for download on Amazon for $9.99. - I have read a number of books on Keto and this the best in terms of giving the information without getting too scientific or giving bad info. Tools you will need: You need to buy a Keto blood tester. Here is a link to good info on where to by cheap. Here is a link on a place to get them cheaper (they are expensive). Make sure you get the Keto stips and not the Glucose. https://www.universaldrugstore.com/medications/Precision Xtra Ketones Test Strips Probably a good idea to get a cook book. There are lots of recipies on the internet but you can also look at Jimmy Moore's book, The books at Ruled.me and there are several others out there as well. Anyway, I will post my progress when we start.