The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the


The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat [PDF / EPUB] The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat As seen on Dateline NBC Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet our genes were made for This book presents readers with a program that causes weight loss in overweight people up to As seen on Diet: Lose Kindle Ï Dateline NBC Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet our genes were made for This book presents readers with a program that causes weight loss in overweight people up to seventy five pounds in six months while normalizing blood cholesterol, and increasing energy levels.

  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat
  • Loren Cordain
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • 0471267554

About the Author: Loren Cordain

Loren Cordain, PhD, Diet: Lose Kindle Ï is one of the world s leading experts and researchers in the area of evolutionary medicine He is on the faculty of Colorado State University and the author of The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet for Athletes He has been featured on Dateline NBC, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other media.



10 thoughts on “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat

  1. says:

    This book is a long list of statements that should all end with citation needed In order to distinguish his work from competing diets, Cordain spends an inordinate amount of time in the early chapters dumping on the Atkins diet, but he does so in a way that skews the research He complains that the Atkins diet does away with fruits and vegetables, Cancer fighting fruits and vegetables citation needed A lot of the book is like that He goes deep into anti salt and anti fat, which I supposed This book is a long list of statements that should all end with citation needed In order to distinguish his work from competing diets, Cordain spends an inordinate amount of time in the early chapters dumping on the Atkins diet, but he does so in a way that skews the research He complains that the Atkins diet does away with fruits and vegetables, Cancer fighting fruits and vegetables citation needed A lot of the book is like that He goes deep into anti salt and anti fat, which I supposed looked good in 2003 Recent studies show that low salt diets do nothing to prevent progression to hypertension, and low fat diets do little to moderate or control cholesterol and atherosclerosis My own physician pointed me to recent articles in JAMA indicting starches.But what irks me most is that the Paleo diet, like the Slow Carb diet and every other diet on the market, is that to justify it to the masses it must delve deep, deep into nutritionalism.Food is not a set of nutrients It s not just a vehicle for the transmission of components, for Omega 3 and polyunsaturated fat and calcium chloride and so forth Food is what we eat to sustain ourselves, it s pleasure and socializing and ritual and experimentation Boiling food down to a Power Bar and a glass of water isn t breakfast, anythan porn is sex.But somehow, to sell the product to the masses, The Paleo Diet, just like Tim Ferriss Four Hour Body, must describe in excrutiating detail the trade offs at the micro level I guess the basic message has been heard so often it no longer registers all that sugar, simple starch, and readily digestible calories is what s making America fatter than ever, so stop eating those Just like exerciseno longer registers Hell, I can shorten the modern guidelines to one sentence Eat food you cooked yourself

  2. says:

    I m a big supporter of the Paleo diet concept and the idea that we need to eat the traditional foods our genes need to be healthy.This book claims to be the last word in explaining what our ancestors ate, and to not be just another book full of fads, but it is seriously flawed The author seems to be trying to merge information on what the caveman diet consisted of with as many modern food fads as possible He is particularly ignorant about healthy fats and oils.The book is also not very convinc I m a big supporter of the Paleo diet concept and the idea that we need to eat the traditional foods our genes need to be healthy.This book claims to be the last word in explaining what our ancestors ate, and to not be just another book full of fads, but it is seriously flawed The author seems to be trying to merge information on what the caveman diet consisted of with as many modern food fads as possible He is particularly ignorant about healthy fats and oils.The book is also not very convincing in the way it explains the scientific basis for the Paleo diet.I disagree with the authors very low salt stance and would advise them to read about unrefined sea salt and the work of Dr Brownstein on the many myths about salt and low salt diet scaremongering, and the cholesterol scaremongering as well The author has also been grossly misinformed about saturated fats You should probably ignore what the author says about fats and oils in this book, as most of it is just plain wrong.Liquid vegetable oils did not exist in paleolithic times and cooking with flax oil is very unhealthy Saturated fats are also an important part of a healthy diet, and eating eggs does NOT raise your cholesterol levels The very high cholesterol levels mentioned in the book of 208 are also not high at all, and well within the healthy range of 200 240 according to lipid expert Mary Enig PhD.The healthiest oils to cook with are ghee unless you re 100% dairy free , lard, tallow, coconut and palm oils and olive oil Oils should never be heated to very high temperatures such as in deep frying These are the traditional fats to cook with, not flax oil The book is also very inconsistent and vague when it comes to talking about supplements The recommendation given for vitamin C is very low and only the alpha tocopherol form of vitamin E is recommended rather than a supplement containing all 8 forms It is also not a good idea to take only a few supplements in larger doses as this creates imbalances, and a general basic supplementation regime is a much healthier option.The book also claims protein can t be overeaten which is just not true as excessive protein intake stresses the liver Far healthier than a very high protein eating plan is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb eating plan as described in the books on traditional eating listed below Our ancestors ate a lot of fat and a lot of it was saturated Saturated fat offers many benefits to the body.The author is also wrong about the calories in, calories out theory of weight loss The book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes explains that 1 The calories in, calories out mantra is a myth2 A calorie is a calorie is a calorie is a myth3 The just eat less and doexercise to lose weight message seems to be logical but is actually wrong and unhelpful4 Overweight and obese people often eat nocalories, or even less, than their thinner counterparts5 Low calorie diets also reduce the amount of nutrients in the diet6 Dietary fat, including saturated fat, is not a cause of obesity Refined and easily digestible carbs causing high insulin levels cause obesity.The book Know Your Fats by lipid expert Mary Enig PhD explains the facts about fats and oils and why the saturated fat heart disease hypothesis is wrong See also books such as Ignore the awkward How the cholesterol myths are kept alive.The book The Primal Blueprint Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health and boundless energy Primal Blueprint Series is a far better book on the Paleolithic diet.The book Deep Nutrition offers a farwell researched and credible discussion of traditional foods and how they affect our genes This book provides a wealth of fascinating and compelling information that is not available for free online This book and Know Your Fats and Good Calories, Bad Calories are essential reading.The Paleo approach generally is very solid, but not as it is interpreted in this book This book contains an okay quality 3 star version of the diet far better than the standard diet full of refined foods and grains but missing out lots of good information as well This is not the last word on diet, but a book which is quite faddish in its approach overall.Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds Foundation for M.E

  3. says:

    One of the most disappointing books of the year I loved the idea of it, eating the way our ancestors did but this isn t it This is a DIET book, a how to lose weight book, not a how to be healthy and eat the way your body was designed to eat did book I was looking for a reason that Paleo was better than Nourishing Traditions Weston A Price s ideas on eating native diets and this doesn t hold a candle to WAP He doesn t even address things like raw milk and soaking grains He claims the One of the most disappointing books of the year I loved the idea of it, eating the way our ancestors did but this isn t it This is a DIET book, a how to lose weight book, not a how to be healthy and eat the way your body was designed to eat did book I was looking for a reason that Paleo was better than Nourishing Traditions Weston A Price s ideas on eating native diets and this doesn t hold a candle to WAP He doesn t even address things like raw milk and soaking grains He claims the Eskimos lived off of protein and doesn t mention that they dipped all their meat in seal oil before eating it Way to much science mumbo jumbo since there are enough studies to point in every direction and not enough history and common sense.Nourishing Traditions is just SO much better So muchinformation So muchthorough So muchbelievable I feel like this guy and I have the same problem we both studied the FDA s nutrition rules and said, This doesn t make sense I invented nutritionally perfect meals and said If nature didn t make it, you shouldn t eat it and he invented the Paleo diet But neither of us realized that our ancestors did not have refrigeration and there might be an entire link missing bacteria Probiotics He seems afraid of fat And saturated fat Oh Loren, I feel for you

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    I ve been following Mark Sisson marksdailyapple.com and Robb Wolf s The Paleo Solution advice about how to do Paleo Since the author of this book is a mentor to Robb, and I really enjoy what Robb has to say, I figured I would like this book Not even I think a lot of what he s advocating is outdated No salt Really I ll keep my sprinkle of Celtic sea salt, thank you And I will cook with saturated animal fats and use some butter in moderation I ve only been following the Paleo way of eat I ve been following Mark Sisson marksdailyapple.com and Robb Wolf s The Paleo Solution advice about how to do Paleo Since the author of this book is a mentor to Robb, and I really enjoy what Robb has to say, I figured I would like this book Not even I think a lot of what he s advocating is outdated No salt Really I ll keep my sprinkle of Celtic sea salt, thank you And I will cook with saturated animal fats and use some butter in moderation I ve only been following the Paleo way of eating not strict for a couple of months, but my weight is down, my body measurements are down, my blood test results for cholesterol and triglycerides were WAY down and my cholesterol triglycerides ratio was way down My doctor was happy

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    My husband has decided to mostly follow the Paleo diet, and I wasn t satisfied with what he could tell me about it, so I bought this book to read on my Kindle.There s a certain level of persuasion to be expected when one reads a book about a diet, but this one slides into condescension pretty quickly I wanted to shake the author and tell him, Tone it down, man Don t you realize that the people who read this book aren t on the Paleo diet yet It wasn t very welcoming I plowed on, and some My husband has decided to mostly follow the Paleo diet, and I wasn t satisfied with what he could tell me about it, so I bought this book to read on my Kindle.There s a certain level of persuasion to be expected when one reads a book about a diet, but this one slides into condescension pretty quickly I wanted to shake the author and tell him, Tone it down, man Don t you realize that the people who read this book aren t on the Paleo diet yet It wasn t very welcoming I plowed on, and some of the things it talked about were pretty interesting I learned some things about the diet that my husband didn t know, and that was nice The tone did calm down about halfway through it to somethingakin to the over excited health nut cousin we all seem to have.I m still not completely convinced that I want to try this diet, but after reading this book, I feel like I have the information I need if I decide I want to

  6. says:

    I ve been doing Paleo diet or some milder variation thereof and it has completely changed me Because of the diet and Crossfit , I m in the best shape I ve ever been, and I m even seeing muscle development I ve never seen before Highly recommend this book A word of advice kicking high glycemic index foods e.g bad carbs is hard, especially for those accustomed to having desserts Other people I ve talked to who ve changed to the Paleo lifestyle say that it takes 1 2 weeks to really we I ve been doing Paleo diet or some milder variation thereof and it has completely changed me Because of the diet and Crossfit , I m in the best shape I ve ever been, and I m even seeing muscle development I ve never seen before Highly recommend this book A word of advice kicking high glycemic index foods e.g bad carbs is hard, especially for those accustomed to having desserts Other people I ve talked to who ve changed to the Paleo lifestyle say that it takes 1 2 weeks to really wean yourself off eating bad carbs junk food processed food But I think of it this way I ve been addicted to sugar and insulin my whole life if I can suffer for a couple of weeks and my reward is that I no longer have this petulant body that whines for sugar fat and junk food all the damn time, then I think that s a small sacrifice worth my while.I don t really buy his stance on saturated fatty acids, but according to Mark Sisson at Mark s Daily Apple , Cordain has softened his stance on SFAs since publication of his book If paleolithic man didn t use polyunsaturated oils to cook his food e.g olive oil, canola, walnut oil, etc , then why should I Most likely, if anything, my ancestor cooked up their veggies in animal fat.Overall, this is an excellent read that no one should skip References to scientific studies are listed in an appendix, and the book includes lots of recipes, which is helpful

  7. says:

    The Paleo Diet outlines Dr Loren Cordain s view of an optimal diet The Paleo Diet is a low carbohydrate diet which focuses on eating lean meats, fruits and vegetables, and some nuts The foods that are not allowed on the diet are legumes and beans, grains, and dairy The reasoning behind the diet is that human evolution has not caught up with the agricultural revolution Thus, people should eat like hunter gatherers for optimal nutrition.I tried the diet last summer I managed to lose 30 pound The Paleo Diet outlines Dr Loren Cordain s view of an optimal diet The Paleo Diet is a low carbohydrate diet which focuses on eating lean meats, fruits and vegetables, and some nuts The foods that are not allowed on the diet are legumes and beans, grains, and dairy The reasoning behind the diet is that human evolution has not caught up with the agricultural revolution Thus, people should eat like hunter gatherers for optimal nutrition.I tried the diet last summer I managed to lose 30 pounds It works well over the short term, but does not work well in the long term I was able to keep with it for four months, but I fell out of the diet when on a two week car trip The diet makes it almost impossible to eat outside of your own home I was able to lose around one pound per day on the diet Any time you eat a small amount of grains, you weight will shoot up a pound or two over night, and it would take two days to resume loosing weight I would recommend a balanced approach to weight loss.The book is well written There is quite a bit of filler, but there is still plenty of information to digest The diet itself is laid out very clearly

  8. says:

    Cordain s general premise is sound though much of his application falls short of current research A strange mix of carbophobia and saturated lipophobia.

  9. says:

    I didn t like this as much as It Starts With Food It doesn t explain as much of the science, and comes across as kind of salesy.

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    The whole anthropological argument is fascinating and appealing But there were many, many things that struck me as off Cordain claims we should avoid starchy vegetables because they are high GI carbohydrates But we know from Zeevi 2015 that different people can have remarkably different postprandial glucose responses to the exact same food So that logic is pretty specious Not sure we think the evidence linking dietary salt and heart disease 20 The whole anthropological argument is fascinating and appealing But there were many, many things that struck me as off Cordain claims we should avoid starchy vegetables because they are high GI carbohydrates But we know from Zeevi 2015 that different people can have remarkably different postprandial glucose responses to the exact same food So that logic is pretty specious Not sure we think the evidence linking dietary salt and heart disease 20 is so great any Cordain repeatedly claims that you can t overeat lean protein You definitely can overeat lean protein Isocaloric diets with high protein vs high carb lead to increases in resting energy expenditure I m suspicious Hall et al 2016 show that for instance a high carb vs high fat ketogenic diet show differences in resting energy expenditure They don t All kinds of claims regarding autoimmune disease 93 94 come back with RCT evidence And yet there are some interesting concepts Like pH as an important dietary variable And the claim that refined carbohydrates aren t satiating Maybe that s the phenomenon behind the you can t overeat protein claim I think you can overeat lean protein, but maybe if you would be eating non satiating refined carbs instead of lean protein then you do end up eating less comparatively Could explain why Atkins ultimately outperforms Ornish in my favorite nutrition study, the A to Z study.Macro point is that we know way less about nutrition than any diet book author would ever claim Needhumility There probably shouldn t be any popular diet books out there given the state of scientific evidence

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