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The human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches. ...
The human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches. Its appeal comes from the fact that it is a sustainable alternative to more restrictive diets that often lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. The Paleo diet is about using natural foods to achieve great health and a perfect physique.
Living Paleo For Dummies shows you how to adopt the Paleo lifestyle and improve your health and longevity. Offering more than 40 recipes for every meal of the day, and providing tips for getting around common roadblocks such as eating out, this essential guide to adopting a primal diet also provides the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry, and anthropology to help you look, feel, and perform your best.
Living Paleo For Dummies is for anyone looking for a fun and informative guide that simplifies the complexities of the Paleo Diet while outlining and explaining the science behind the benefits.
Part I: The Power of Paleo 7
Chapter 1: What Is Paleo? 9
Chapter 2: Modern Foods and Your Inner Cave Man 25
Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Paleo 45
Part II: Embracing the Paleo Lifestyle 63
Chapter 4: Paleo Nutrition 65
Chapter 5: Modern Challenges, Ancient Solutions 85
Chapter 6: Incorporating Paleo Exercises into Your Life 111
Chapter 7: Stocking a Paleo-Friendly Kitchen 141
Chapter 8: Paleo Jump Start: The 30-Day Reset 163
Part III: Paleo Recipes for Success 179
Chapter 9: Slow Down, Savor, and Keep It Simple 181
Chapter 10: Everyday Entrees 191
Chapter 11: One-Pot Meals 205
Chapter 12: Vegetable Side Dishes 217
Chapter 13: Snacks and Treats 231
Chapter 14: Sauces and Seasonings 245
Part IV: Making Paleo Practical in a Modern World 259
Chapter 15: Dealing with Potential Pitfalls 261
Chapter 16: Dining Out and Traveling 275
Chapter 17: Enjoying Special Occasions 287
Chapter 18: Transitioning the Family 299
Part V: The Par t of Tens 315
Chapter 19: Ten Foods to Always Have in the Kitchen 317
Chapter 20: Ten Effective No-Equipment Exercises 321
Posted January 1, 2013
Posted July 16, 2014
Pros: Easy to understand and follow (So easy a caveman can do it"), Emphasizes lifestyle approach to Paleo, Love the 30-Day Reset. Great reference book.
Cons: Beginners may need more recipes in addition to this book to get started
"Living Paleo for Dummies" is a great book for the beginner who just read a Paleo book and wondered what the next step is. In very clear language full of food lists, helpful tips and a collection of recipes it offers Paleo newbies (and more advanced Paleo enthusiasts who need more food ideas) an excellent toolkit of recipe idea starters and reference. Included is a program outline for a 30-Day Reset, something I find particularly useful for a Paleo newbie needing a challenge to get started.
What I did found particularly unique about this book is its approach. Readers will get more than just a book of recipes, you will get a reference book of Paleo as a lifestyle. You'll learn why certain foods are better for you instead of just being told to eat them. You'll learn how to live more naturally and in tune with the principles of Paleo-natural, flexible, and adaptable in exercise, at home, and at work.
The one thing that is missing is a weekly plan or guide, which can be a downfall for newbies. While I understand why the author chose not to include a weekly plan (to get readers a chance at variety), this can be a stumbling block. In other words, if I throw all non-Paleo foods out like the book suggests, what should my first meal be? If you are a good cook, this shouldn't be a problem. If not, you may need a couple more recipe books first before you get started on something like a 30-Day Reset.
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