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Living Paleo For Dummies

Living Paleo For Dummies

Melissa Joulwan, Kellyann Petrucci

ISBN: 978-1-118-29405-5

Dec 2012

360 pages

In Stock



A fun and practical guide for adopting Paleo diet principles into your daily life

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.

  • The details of eating the foods that our bodies were designed to eat
  • A complete introductory plan to kick start the Paleo journey
  • Tricks to save on the food bill while adhering to a primal meal plan

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.

Introduction 1

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

Index 327