While some may assume it's just another flash-in-the-pan fad, the ketogenic diet has actually been around since the 1920s. Back then, it was one of the most reliable treatment methods for difficult-to-control epilepsy in young children. As anti-seizure medications became more readily available, though, keto went to the wayside as people preferred a quick fix—even if that fix meant the potential for more side effects. Today, as more people continue to explore nutritional ketogenic diets, benefits such as weight loss, increased energy levels, better moods, improved concentration and mental clarity are all being reported. Sure, much like any other diet or lifestyle change, going keto can be challenging. Thankfully, that's where your slow cooker comes in. With this issue, you'll find everything you need along the way, from the science behind ketosis to a host of delicious recipes—all of which can be prepared in advance using your slow cooker, which will make sticking to the diet that much easier. Your journey starts now, so let's cook (and burn) some fat!