Months in the making, this Sweet Treats recipe book is a collection of fruit based and gluten free easy desserts.
Kristy Alford has been eating according to Dr Ray Peat principles for about three years. She has successfully increased her body temperature, metabolism and cleared all of her hypothyroidism symptoms caused by a keto diet. Symptoms included her hair falling out and feeling cold all the time. To read the complete list of symptoms click here.
Central to that success is the use of fruit and sugar correctly as a main carbohydrate source. This book is a small collection of beautiful easy desserts and recipes that she created.
What’s in it?
It features puddings, cakes, a parfait, ice cream, custard and more. As well as a unique solution to a slice base, that is not nuts or the traditional flour or biscuit options. There are just over twenty recipes and it is spectacularly photographed by her husband, Adrian Alford, bringing the dessert creations to life.
There are also snippets of Dr Ray Peat inspired information and stories of finding the right ingredients, when just sticking everything together with nuts is no longer favoured!
It’s priced at only AU$9.95, (US$6.50, GBP 5.15) and is a 32 page PDF file of 35 mb.
This book is part of the six book series on the Dr Ray Peat style of health and a fast metabolism written by Alford. The others include One Ten Toned which is a home workout plan. This book explains how traditional exercise is lowering your metabolism. It also details what to do instead.
The third book, called the ZEN Beach Diet, is the eating plan using Dr Ray Peat principles to achieve metabolic health while losing weight at the same time.
The fourth book called the FAT Burner HIIT Guide is short guide showing how frequent movement throughout the day aids weight loss.
And the fifth book called the 3 Day Summer RESTART, takes the principles from the ZEN Beach Diet and simplifies it even further. A diet plan that’s easy to stick with, is one that will last long term.
A sixth book released on 19 March 2023 is called Lemon Coffee plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite! This book shows how a simple change to how we drink coffee can have magic effects WITH a Pro Metabolic Diet as the foundation.
Purchase any three of my three Ray Peat Inspired books & receive a BONUS Fat Burner HIIT guide to ramp up your weight loss without damaging your health, absolutely FREE.
That is, I will manually send you the Bonus Guide when I see the sale come through for any three of the Zen Beach Diet, One Ten Toned or Sweet Treats, 3 Day Summer RESTART or new Lemon Coffee plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite!
A second BONUS – If you purchase four books, you receive a 5th one of your choice, FREE!
Ray Peat weight loss is elusive for many, mainly due to following wrong advice. Hopefully by the end of this article you may figure out where you are going wrong.
Interesting reading in the Ray Peat groups recently and the study where a bunch of guys were given 6,000 calories and no exercise. It demonstrated that while their metabolism increased, so too did their fat and other, not so great, health markers.
While the study was extreme, I think it was a great example of how too many people emphasise the increase of calories as the only way to get to health and a higher metabolism using Dr Ray Peat principles. (Anything under 2,500 calories was deemed to be an eating disorder! What?)
A fast metabolism is one of the key factors that improves overall health no matter what your specific ailment.
I’m coming across more and more people who are health damaged by keto, low carb, paleo, veganism, intermittent fasting and even excess exercise, so I just wanted to make a summary post of all my articles so far, that talk about my journey back to health via the Dr Ray Peat guidelines. A fast metabolism is a really big part of the solution.
Examples of issues
Just this past week a friend with weight issues tested her waking temperature and came in at 36.1C (97F) – so it’s not diabolical but whatever she is doing is contributing to her metabolism decline, which will only get worse if she doesn’t address it now.
Another follower on IG complained about not being able to lose weight any more, she had lost and regained a few times in the past but just couldn’t budge it any more, despite still eating the recommended balanced diet with low calories and doing heaps of cardio. Her temperature – 35.0C (95F) and pulse 60 bpm – which is pretty bad and the level I was when I realised I was heading down the wrong path.
Then two other people where a dietitian and an obesity specialist both recommended low carb/keto diets!
So there is no surprise that the US currently has a thyroid dysfunction epidemic and Australia will soon follow. Already world wide nearly 20% of all women have PCOS! Given the popularity of keto/low carb and quitting sugar, these issues are no surprise.
What controls the metabolism? The Thyroid gland!
So if you are already in the damaged state, these articles will give you an insight as to what you may be doing wrong and the steps required to fix it.
So this is a snapshot of the pro-metabolic direction for optimising your health and hormones with food and exercise. (I don’t know anything about the supplementation side of things because I didn’t need to do that. I do take about 2000mg of non acidic Vitamin C a day though, just because it makes me feel better and it actually reduces cortisol.)
After two years now my body temperature has increased from:
A waking temperature of 35.3C (95.5F) – and after exercise/walking was 34.3C (93.7C).
To now, just in the last few weeks, I’ve reached 36.7C (98F) waking and goes right up to 37.7C (99.9F) after food. (I credit my new light weights exercise program for this last boost.)
When my body fell into a heap two years ago with a pile of hypothyroid symptoms, I had also put on about 6kgs (12lbs) since my lowest low carbing weight, but I didn’t put on any more while switching to Peaty foods. This was because I ignored most of the advice to drastically increase calories to help the body heal. I researched the forums first and everyone who said they did this put on loads of weight. Honestly I don’t think it gets you there any faster. Your body needs time to learn how to process carbs again properly, and clearing the fat out of the way via a lower fat diet was probably the most effective tool for me.
4 years on
Now I am four years into committing to a Ray Peat style lifestyle, the weight I want to be and thriving. A few more recent articles may be helpful:-
I’ve seen it a couple of times now on social media where health bloggers and even a famous, healthy living personality have dissed skim milk, labelling it as highly processed, devoid of nutrients, not real food blah, blah, blah. And they took pride in saying they don’t drink milk anymore anyway!
Despite wanting to answer on those posts and give a different view explaining how skim milk is good for you, my response would be too long. So I’ll come over here and have a rant on my blog instead!
I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while. She believed she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.
It’s been an eye opening last 6 months for me on the healthy food front and I’ve discovered most health information is wrong!
I’ve found a whole different angle of nutrition in a Ray Peat inspired diet. It’s based on nourishing, healing and nurturing your body. It supports healthy hormones, regulates your blood sugar, encourages repair and rejuvenation and is basically everything you need for a super healthy body, fast metabolism and easy weight loss/maintenance.
Homemade chocolate is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you’ve never done it before!
One of my big revelations when I finally worked out how to lose weight was that you don’t have to completely give up the taste of the stuff you like to eat. You just need to tweak it and make it at home. So it goes from being junk food, with no nutritional value, toxins, and chemicals that your body can’t recognise, to something so amazingly good for you. It still tastes fantastic, but now with amazing nutrition as well so it has an automatic off switch, making binge eating or over eating a thing of the past.
So one of the foods that most people absolutely love is chocolate.
Kristy Alford has now written seven health books tackling different areas of health based on her studies and experiences. Covering diet, exercise, loose skin and one on dessert recipes, her last five health books are now inspired by the teachings of Dr Ray Peat. She has found this was the best way to optimal health and a fast metabolism and has cleared all her health issues caused by the Keto diet.
Anyone who purchases three or more of any of the following books The Zen Beach Diet,One Ten Toned,Sweet Treats, 3 Day Summer RESTART or new Lemon Coffee Plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite will receive the Bonus FAT Burner HIIT Guide for FREE!
Anyone who purchases four Slimbirdy, Ray Peat Inspired books will receive the FAT Burner HIIT Guideand a 5th book for FREE!
Here is a little bit on each book in order of release:
Lemon Coffee Plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite
After checking out the viral Tik Tok hit of Lemon Coffee from a pro metabolic point of view, I can tell you that it DOES work but only if you drink it correctly and pair it with the right diet. Buy the book to see how exactly lemon assists with weight loss and how to bring it all together for ultimate health and weight loss success.
The 3 Day Summer RESTART is a refreshingly easy way to get your eating back on track.
We all have times when events, parties, birthdays, holidays get in the way. Or life is just so hectic that you can’t get organised. Well here is a way to draw a line in the sand, and make everything a whole lot easier.
Based on the Ray Peat principles outlined in the Zen Beach Diet, which already features an easy way to portion your food so you don’t have to count calories or macros. This RESTART makes it even easier – if that’s at all possible!
FAT Burner HIIT Guide – Free with purchase of three books.
This guide is based on recent research showing that fat loss can be accelerated in doing this action daily. With the overlay of Ray Peat principles, Kristy has formulated and tested it out to ensure that it doesn’t decrease body temperature or pulse, which we know are signs of a decreasing metabolic rate. The Guide will be sent by Kristy manually once the sale of three or more books are registered in her ebook distribution system. Just more help to get you to your goals.
The Zen Beach Diet
Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, The Zen Beach Diet details Kristy Alford’s approach to the diet, particularly tackling weight loss while maintaining your health. It features a 7-day meal plan, a guide on how to build your own meal plan, recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner and basic information on the style of eating. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)
Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, the book features over twenty dessert recipes mostly fruit based. Sugar and fruit are an important part of a healthy diet, however learning to eat it correctly is the key. Beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)
Finally an exercise program for health and for life – Dr Ray Peat Inspired – One Ten Toned. Understanding that exercise is actually a stress to the body and not all exercise is healthy. Based around light weights, building to moderate and little walking, it is easy on the knees, back and neck. Perfect for beginners. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)
Loose skin is a universal problem. Women after baby, nearly everyone after major weight loss and while there are many kooky things to try – how about just trying the two things that worked for me? Sensible, practical and super easy to implement. And it’s definitely not wraps! Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)
A story of struggle, binge eating and overweight nightmare to understanding, awareness and the complete joy when I figured it all out. Funny stories & a-ha moments. Easy to read and beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography. Based on Keto/Low carb which is not my current eating style. (Before Dr Ray Peat style diet.) AU$14.95 (US$11.60 , GBP 8.35.)