The Keto Guido wants to help you lose weight while satisfying those cravings for pizza and pancakes. Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino understands that giving up fried chicken and cake on the high-fat ketogenic diet isn't exactly easy. That's why he developed a cookbook that includes keto-friendly versions of traditionally carb-heavy foods, like manicotti and Tiramisu.

"It’s [keto] not a prison sentence," he tells Men's Health.

Keto is based on the concept of ketosis, which means your body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. That sounds great, but you'll need to consume roughly 65 to 85 percent of your calories from fat to maintain this metabolic state. The specific number is individual specific, but it generally means you'll eat fewer than 30 grams of carbs per day. Guadagnino has been following the keto lifestyle for five years and lost more than 50 pounds. Although he always enjoyed food, taking up keto pushed Guadagnino to get creative in the kitchen.

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