Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie?
We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and, above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of misinformation, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we’ve been told about how to eat is wrong. Fat and cholesterol are harmful to your health? Nope—they are crucial to your health. “Whole grains” are health food? Not even close. Counting calories is the way to lose weight? Not gonna work—nutrients are what matter. Nutrition can come from a box, bag, or capsule? Don’t count on it! In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what’s behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein, and carbs to light. You’ll be amazed at the tall tales we’ve been told in the name of “healthy eating.” With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food—the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray—holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe doesn’t just make a case for eating the whole egg. She uncovers the shocking lies we’ve been told about fat, cholesterol, protein, carbs, and calories and brings us the truth about which foods are healthy—and which foods are really harming us. You’ll learn truths like: - fat and cholesterol are crucial, not harmful . . . and why - “whole grains” are processed foods . . . and what to eat instead - counting calories is a waste of energy . . . and what we actually should be tracking - all animal products are not created equal . . . and which ones we truly need - nutrition doesn’t come in a box, bag, or capsule . . . and why there’s no substitute for real food!
|Publisher:||Victory Belt Publishing|
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About the Author
Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association who is passionate about dismantling widespread nutrition myths and discovering the truth about food. She works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to develop nutrition programming based around real, whole foods, and she documents her personal adventures in cooking, nutrition, and homesteading on her much-loved blog, CaveGirlEats.com. When she’s not enjoying fresh eggs from her free-range chicken flock or hanging out with her goats, dog, or husband, she’s serving as ambassador for her favorite nonprofits: Steve’s Club National Program, which provides athletic training and mentorship to at-risk youth; and The First Twenty, an organization dedicated to improving the long-term health of America’s firefighters.
Table of Contents
Foreword Diane Sanfilippo 7
The propaganda police (or how I learned to stop worrying and start eating real food) 13
What we talk about when we talk about Paleo 18
On scientific studies 23
So here's where we stand, and here's where we're going 28
Chapter 1 Fat 30
Let's talk about fat, baby 33
History and the heart 36
Cholesterol: Don't hate! 50
Saturated science? Fat chance 62
But what about the calories, yo! 77
So what to do? 79
Chapter 2 Protein 80
How did we get here? And actually, where the heck are we? 82
Kellogg's flaccid flakes 83
The essentials on protein and amino acids 87
Myth: Animal protein causes cancer 89
Myth: Animal protein is bad for the kidneys, liver, and bones 95
Myth: We can get all the protein we need from plants 100
Myth: We need to eat like primates Cor, don't monkey around with ape food) 111
Don't be cruel (or, veganism: I get it) 116
So what to do? 128
Chapter 3 Carbs 130
Crops and carbage 133
Carbohydrate confusion 142
The chemistry of carbs 153
What comes with your carbs? 161
After agriculture: Traditional food, traditional cultures traditional preparation 170
So what to do? 175
Chapter 4 Nutrients 178
Calories, energy, and food 180
It's the hormones, honey 183
Nutrients, not calories 190
Nutrients: Bank them, and bank on them 192
Nutrients we need: A is for animals only 200
Nutrients we need: D is for don't get deficient 206
Nutrients we need: K2 is for kick-ass 218
Nutrients we need: Omega-3 (or, fish oil-what's the catch?) 222
Nutrients we need: Minerals matter, and they're better together 230
So what to do? 249
Where we've been 253
Where we're going 255
How we get there 257
Where to begin 259
Nutrition in 100 Words 262
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a great way to learn. Reading EAT THE YOLKS is like attending a class in your favorite subject with your favorite teacher. Liz is personable, knowledgeable, easily understood and makes learning about nutrition such fun with her witty sense of humor. It's a must have for anyone interested in their health & well being. A great read for your skeptical friends (and family) that may question your real food choices. Instead of Easter candy, give 'em the best Easter egg: EAT THE YOLKS
This book was not only informative but an interesting read. The author kept me engaged from cover to cover and I found myself laughing out loud at times, which I thought was odd since it was a book on health and wellness; however, I wasn't mad about it! The book provides many eye-opening insights to nutrition and the lies that we have been told or fed over the years. The book mentions and follows Paleo ideals; yet the author is not pushy or a die-hard Paleo dieter and she constantly states it's about what works for you! The book had me wanting to go out and play a more active role in my health and nutrition. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking at changing their diet, bettering their life, or just in general wants to know more!
Love love love this book!!! I have only been paleo gluten free since november and feel so much better. After reading this book I have no desire to go back to my old way of eating!! Everyone, espec those in the health field should read this!! There is so much information in this book but the way that Liz wrote it, it is so easy to understand. Really makes you think twice of putting junk in your mouth!! Please get this book and read it..you won't be sorry!!
Liz Wolfe is the Jennifer Lawrence of food writing. This book is the perfect combination of hilarious and informative, that will make you both incredibly impressed with her level of knowledge and kind of disappointed she's not your best friend. I've been living the Paleo lifestyle for about 4 years now, and this book is like a breath of fresh air. If you want to know the WHY of this lifestyle, and hear some Princess Bride jokes along the way, this is the book for you! Liz's writing is thorough, well-researched, and explained in a way that is helpful to beginners, yet is fresh and new enough to keep longtime Real Food aficionados interested. You'll finish reading armed with an amazing basis of knowledge to make the best food choices for the environment, animal welfare, and most importantly YOU. I'll definitely be buying copies for friends and family, and can't recommend this book enough!
When I say that this is the best book I've ever read, I truly mean it! This book is full of so much incredible, mind blowing information, and yet it's such a fun and easy read! You'll be cracking up while you learn, Liz is an incredible writer! Eat The Yolks is about much more than just "eating the yolks," Liz Wolfe busts every nutrition myth we've ever been taught to believe. Liz breaks it all down - from fat, to protein, to carbs, and nutrients - she gives a crystal clear picture of exactly what we should be eating for optimal health, along with how we ended up where we are today. Everyone deserves to know the truth, and to have great health! This book is the answer!
The is the best nutrition book you'll read. Liz is incredible at making nutrition easy to understand and is one of the funniest authors around. When you read it, it will make it feel like she is sitting there with you and talking to you directly. This book will truly change your life and make you laugh along the way!