Practical Paleo

Practical Paleo

A Customized Approach to Health and A Whole-foods Lifestyle

Book - 2012
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This book explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods commonly marketed as "healthy"--like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy--will improve how people look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss.
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Victory Belt Publishing, 2012
Description: 416 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9781936608751
1936608758
Branch Call Number: 641.5638 San

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WVMLlibrarianCathy Sep 09, 2015

A wonderful cookbook for anyone interested in a paleo diet, confronted with food allergies (esp. dairy, soy, wheat), or just looking for some new & healthy recipes!
The roasted chicken thighs & various muffin recipes have become some of my favorite go-to recipes.

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22950011069879
Jan 30, 2015

Best Paleo book. Bought a digital and a hard-copy. I've been Paleo for the last 5 years and I'm not going back to the Food Pyramid. Since then, my weight shrank from 212 lbs. to 140 lbs., my ideal BMI. Eat bacon and eggs every morning and my cholesterol is fine, Thank You.

bandblair Aug 11, 2014

Super extensive and detailed. Whole sections on different ailments and how paleo can help.

MsFrancis_MaldenInfo Mar 07, 2014

While I wish this had more recipes, and perhaps fewer meal plans (each one is almost identical with only a few variations), this is by far the best Paleo cookbook I've seen, period. The recipes I've tried have been delicious (zucchini "noodles" with shrimp and cilantro pesto was the best; we've made it several times now!), and the illustrations and layout are fab, and the suggestions for supplements are very helpful. Worth a look!

CRRL_WebEditors Jul 10, 2013

"This is it. The book you have been waiting for to "tell" you what to do. Are you worried about your PCOS or have you had heart conditions? This is the book for you. Not only those two, but many other conditions as well are covered in this condition-specific book. It will change your life. And your poo! No, seriously, Diane devotes one section to intestinal health and has a very colorful infographic about the color of your poo and what it tells you about your health. Don't be turned off by that. It has beautiful photos and step by step instructions for all the recipes. Additionally it even shows you how to chop an onion." (Customer review via the summer reading club)

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blondtraillite
Jun 16, 2013

You can question the science, although this book does make some really good points and has a very instinctive feel. However, there is no doubt that this book is incredibly well-thought out, organized and informative.

She has a well-written description of digestive aspects and Paleo instructions, but the best part of her book is the multiple 30-day plans. She has a plan for most chronic conditions that outline not only suggested meals but what aspects that she is trying to incorporate. While the actual effort of cooking can lead to a debate in difficulty, her 30-day plans take the thinking part out of the beginners stage (which is often the most difficult part of a diet).

Her recipe section is well-organized and has good notes in the margins for incorporating into more specific plans and even just some cooking tips. Personally, I LOVE that EVERY single recipe has a picture. The recipes are well-written and I cannot find fault in their planning/preparation. This book really has everything I look for in a cookbook or diet book, including an explanation (somewhat beyond simple lists) of what should be in your pantry. However, I will admit that I did not have a chance to try the recipes before having to return the book to the library.

One of the biggest pluses in terms of content is not just how large the book is but portion of content: the recipes account for nearly half, the meal plans account for approximately a quarter and the rest of the content is all well on-point, well-written and informative on the plans, backgrounds and how-to's of the diet. In the introduction, she even states (through narrative) her background and prejudices. Again, you can question the science and if you want to go Paleo, but the book's content and organization is impeccable!

Overall, I think this book is better than the original Paleo books, particularly in terms of practicality for one's life (there is a reason it was titled "Practical Paleo."). To drive this point home, I am planning on purchasing this book now that I must return it to the library. If you are thinking of going Paleo or are trying to be supportive of someone in the home that is, this is a really great book to have in your repertoire.

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heyheykc
Jun 05, 2013

Have used two recipes from this book, the red cabbage with apples and onions, and the stuffed peppers. They were delicious and easy. Can't wait to try more! (Bought my own copy.)

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karolbaerg
Apr 25, 2013

Best paleo book out there!

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