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The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

39 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Speaking from experience - this book can change your life

I was lucky enough to attend Robb's Paleolithic Solution Seminar in Atlanta on 9/11/10 and I received a copy of this book at the end of the seminar, before it was released to the general public. I wanted to read it cover to cover before adding my review. It was an excel...
I was lucky enough to attend Robb's Paleolithic Solution Seminar in Atlanta on 9/11/10 and I received a copy of this book at the end of the seminar, before it was released to the general public. I wanted to read it cover to cover before adding my review. It was an excellent read and full of knowledge and advice that will truly change your life if you have an open mind and are willing to try it out for yourself.

I am not a science geek and I don't like reading through too many minute details of science, but I didn't have a problem getting through this book. He explains the science to just enough detail for one to understand it without getting overwhelmed. He also uses plenty of analogies and humor to make the concepts stick once you read about them. There is a TON of information in this book and I will be keeping it handy to use as a reference as my understanding of the Paleo lifestyle increases.

I can say that I have experimented with Robb's advice over the last 9 months and it has made a tremendous difference in not only my life, but in my body composition. I easily lost over 25 lbs and decreased 3 to 4 pant sizes in the process and I am stronger now and have more energy than ever before. People have actually told me that I look like a completely different person than I did a year ago. The transformation is truly incredible. The bottom line - this stuff works, folks! This book explains how you can get those same results and experience life in a whole new way.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to have an open mind when reading this book. It challenges everything we've been told by the traditional medical community and even our own government. Keep an open mind, try it for yourself and you'll see the results. For many, implementing these changes will ultimately result in a total lifestyle change. This may take time and some adaptation, but the benefits are worth it. Believe it or not, you will get over not having bread and pasta - the cravings disappear soon after you begin implementing Robb's advice.

Robb is the real deal, folks. He is not looking to get rich quick by selling you some silly supplement or magic potion. This is truly his passion and he is doing everything he can to spread the knowledge he's gained while trying to live an ultimately healthy life. He not only gives this advice, but he lives his life according to what he preaches. How many other authors of "diet" books can say the same thing?

Robb also answers many of the traditional questions that come up when people first hear of this way of life like "What about Fiber?", "Aren't whole grains healthy?" and "This is too hard". He responds to these questions, doubts and whining with tough love, truthful advice. He doesn't sugar coat anything and deals with these doubts by first backing it up with the science to support his case and finally by asking readers to try it for 30 days and see if they look, feel and perform better. He also addresses some realistic situations in the book - for example, the question of drinking alcohol. Instead of ignoring the subject or saying "you should never drink alcohol", he gives you realistic advice on how to have a drink or two without completely falling off the wagon. It's tidbits like this - along with Robb's humor, and tough love personality that make this book not only worth reading, but enjoyable to read.

posted by desidou on September 16, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

If it helps you eat less junk food, go for it.

A lot of the rationale for a paleolithic diet is pretty silly. Paleolithic people did eat grains, and evolution is most likely the origin of the prolonged expression of lactase (the enzyme that helps people metabolize lactose) seen in people of European ancestry. I d...
A lot of the rationale for a paleolithic diet is pretty silly. Paleolithic people did eat grains, and evolution is most likely the origin of the prolonged expression of lactase (the enzyme that helps people metabolize lactose) seen in people of European ancestry. I don't think his references necessarily support his arguments. While some claims are long-known and accepted by the medical and scientific communities(for example, increased serum cortisol will stimulate gluconeogenesis), a lot of the theory and "expertise" behind this book is based on conjecture. If the story line helps you eat less junk food that's great. The reading level is handle-able for just about anyone.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Too bad I cant view this!

    Requested a sample to see if the book contained useful recipes b4 I spent the $$. Since 36 of the 48 pages are blank and the 12 that arent blank have only acknowldgements and the table of contents, I will be passing on this book :0(

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