Monday, February 03, 2014

The paleo solution

The paleo diet has gained in popularity in the last few years. This book by Robb Wolf builds on the previous work of Loren Cordain, the founder of the paleo diet. Loren Cordain endorses this book by Robb Wolf.

Wolf begins by explaining his early experimentation with vegetarianism. He explained how he felt, both in energy levels, stamina, and physical appearance. Because he did not feel good he began to explore other diets and found the paleo diet. The rest of the book explains the origins of the paleo diet, health benefits, and how to start the diet. The last part of the book contains paleo recipes.

The first part of the book was interesting. I liked reading about Robb Wolf's journey to better health. It was inspiring and motivating. The explanation and possible health benefits of the paleo diet was interesting and laid out in an easy to read manner. Some of the presumed health benefits still need to be vetted with time and study as the documentation was mostly anecdotal. As always there is some caution involved with following any diet advice book. The recipe section was the weakest section. It's hard to convince people to try paleo without any color pictures of what the food looks like. Regardless, there are many other Paleo recipe books out there to try.

If you are interested in the Paleo diet, this book would provide a basic overview and guide. I have my reservations on some aspects of the diet from a health perspective, but many people have benefited by eating this way.

Book Rating: 4 stars, for those interested in the Paleo diet.

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