I truly believe the Paleo “diet” has been marginalized into a “renewed version of Atkins” and that’s not what it’s about at all. I don’t even like referring to it as Paleo when I’m asked what I eat. I’d much rather say I am an ancestral or Primal eater. And that doesn’t even begin to cover my lifestyle, because it is so much more than just the food you eat. So if you are truly interested in the Paleo / Primal / Ancestral Focused “diet” and lifestyle here are some amazing resources to check out!
If you want to know the why behind the Paleo/Ancestral Eating lifestyle this is the book to check out. This is not just about food, but about our overall lifestyles. This book is not the book if you are trying to only learn how to eat Paleo, but it will give you the answers behind why this way works for so many.
I love this book because it’s not about a strict set of diet rules, but truly walks you through personalizing the ancestral eating plan to you. This is not the trademarked “Paleo” diet from a few years ago. This is updated, and easy to understand. This book also gives you some of the why and overall lifestyle changes to consider as well.
I LOVE this book and the blog nomnompaleo.com for the tasty, approachable food and the photography is awesome! I recommend this book to people trying to start Paleo/ancestral eating because Michelle gives an awesome list of tips for working in the kitchen, things that if you’ve watched a ton of food shows or Alton Brown you would pick up but if you’re new to the kitchen, these tips are incredibly helpful. Also her list of kitchen gadgets is great, and it’s so important to have the right equipment to make cooking quick & easy so you’ll stick with it! Plus, she’s got two little ones who taste test this food and every recipe I’ve made so far has been enjoyed by my kiddos as well.
I feel like if I were going to write a cookbook, this is how I would write it. Diane includes so many great reference charts, breaks down the food labels we commonly see but are unsure of what they really mean, and each of her recipes have notes for those with autoimmune disorders, food intolerances, and various other conditions. Its like a cookbook on steroids with so much information packed between the covers. She has also written The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: which are great resources to kick those sugar or carb cravings and transition to an ancestral eating way of life.
I am in LOVE with this coffee! It’s cold brewed so it’s smooth, not acidic and is actually good for you unlike traditional coffee. It actually has more caffeine than traditional coffee so keep that in mind! It’s made from Fair Trade, organic, Arabica beans and filtered water, that’s it! Plus it’s made in Austin, TX so my Texan roots are filled with joy when I put it in my grocery cart. Check out if it’s sold near you and if not, request it at your supermarket!
And here are a list of books that I’ve heard interviews with the authors, or follow their blogs/podcasts and I agree with where they are coming from, I just haven’t pressed “Buy” off of my amazon wishlist yet!