Saturday, 12 September 2015

Paleo For Beginners - Jamie Wright

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So, my dirty little secret is that I have been an Atkins advocate for about 18 years. We all have a formula that works for us in attaining our weight and health goals, and however you may disagree or throw this-or-that study at me, the bottom line is it has always worked for me. It lowered my cholesterol dramatically in a matter of weeks, took me off of the pre-diabetic watch, and kept my waist trim for almost 2 decades.

But there is a problem with Atkins, and that is long-term sustainability. As easy as it is for me to stay under 20 carbs a day (I'm a purist—no Advantage or New Revolution for me), the most difficult part has always been limited-to-no fruit even with a net carb discount.

Enter Paleo, with Paleo for Beginners as my first glimpse at something I might actually be down for trying. Straightforward, no-nonsense writing and comprehensive information make this an excellent first toe into the Paleo kiddie pool. This guide is loaded with a ton of useful information, and padded out with some that isn't so useful (such as a section on hunting and fishing to save money—not super practical for a girl in central London). Towards the latter part of the book it did tend to feel like I was being sold on something, but I suppose I understand the intent of the author. Still, if you push through you'll come to the recipe section, which have some creative and tasty ideas.

All in all, I recommend this book to anyone interested in Paleo to anyone who is looking for a longer-term lifestyle choice that has more options—and is probably easier to sustain—than Atkins.


Amazon Link: Paleo for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Paleo

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