Suzanne Ryan and Vanessa Spina

Vanessa Spina, author and founder of Ketogenic Girl (, teams up with her fellow blogger/YouTuber and real-life success story Suzanne Ryan ( for a dynamite evening to discuss recipes, offer encouragement, and provide expert tips on the ketogenic diet and way of life.

The ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat way of eating, is remarkably effective at transforming people's lives, helping them shed pounds and find relief from common health conditions. No one knows this better than Suzanne Ryan. In her quest to overcome her lifelong struggle with her weight, she stumbled upon the ketogenic diet and decided to give it a shot. In just one year, she lost more than 100 pounds and reclaimed control over her health and well-being.

Suzanne has shared every detail of her transformation, from the very first days of starting keto to her most recent successes, on her popular blog, Keto Karma, as well as on her YouTube channel and Instagram page. Her first book, Simply Keto, isn't just a cookbook; it's a portal into Suzanne's life and dieting success--how she accomplished the incredible feat of losing almost 40 percent of her total body weight and developed a healthier and more balanced relationship with food. In this book, she shares everything you need to know to get started and find your own success.

Suzanne has been on the ketogenic diet since January 2015. She had been overweight most of her life. After failing at many different methods to lose weight, she found keto, and it completely changed her life. In Simply Keto, she shares her journey, encourages others, and shares tips and recipes! She also has a YouTube channel, where she posts weekly weight loss updates as well as recipe videos, reviews, grocery hauls, and other keto-related content. When she first started keto, Ryan weighed 289 pounds, and her energy level and self-esteem were at an all-time low. She felt tired and sick a lot of the time. Thankfully, the ketogenic diet turned her life around. She’s currently down 120 pounds, and she couldn’t be happier with the keto lifestyle. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Mick, and her daughter, Olivia.

Vanessa Spina’s life completely changed the day she discovered the ketogenic diet. After years of searching and failing, she finally found what worked best not only for her body but for her mind and soul as well. She went from living most of her teen and adult years at over 165 pounds down to her dream weight, all while enjoying delicious high-fat foods and healthy proteins with very limited carbs and next to no exercise. It almost seemed too good to be true! Spina always believed that she would have to live without much fat or flavor in her diet, while keeping calories as low as possible—an approach that never worked for her. After finding success with keto, she is passionate about the power of food not only to satisfy and delight us, but also to heal our bodies. Spina is the founder of the blog Ketogenic Girl.

Her new book, Keto Essentials, is a complete guide to the latest whole-foods diet trend on everyone's lips: the ketogenic diet. Vanessa Spina, also known as the Ketogenic Girl, breaks down the science behind the keto diet into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step guide to understanding and following a keto lifestyle. Her approach to keto is based on using real, whole foods to restore the body to optimal health while enjoying the taste and flavor of foods like never before. Stacked with all the facts people need to know to improve their health, detox, and lose weight with ease, Keto Essentials also includes 100-plus delicious and simple keto recipes, as well as a seven-day meal plan to get people started on the ketogenic way of life.

Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628602630
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - December 12th, 2017

Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628602647
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - November 7th, 2017