" The Paleo Diet is at once revolutionary and intuitive. . . . Its prescription provides without a doubt the most nutritious diet on the planet."
– Jennie Brand-Miller, Ph.D., coauthor of the bestselling The Glucose Revolution and The Glucose Revolution Life Plan
" Filled with delicious recipes and meal plans, The Paleo Diet will open your eyes, trim your waistline, and improve your overall health."
– Michael R. Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
authors of The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution and coauthors of The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook
" Finally, someone has figured out the best diet for people– a modern version of the diet the human race grew up eating. Dr. Loren Cordain’ s easy-to-follow diet plan cuts right to the chase."
– Jack Challem, coauthor of Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance
Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet you were designed to eat. If you want to lose weight– up to 75 pounds in six months– or if you want to attain optimal health, The Paleo Diet will do wonders for you. The world’ s leading expert on Paleolithic (Stone Age) nutrition, Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating all the lean meats and fish, fresh fruits, and nonstarchy vegetables you want, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, Syndrome X, and many other illnesses. Over 100 delicious Paleo recipes provide enough flavor and variety to satisfy anyone, and the sixweeks of Paleo meal plans get you started on a healthy and enjoyable new way of eating. Start reading and following The Paleo Diet today and eat your way to weight loss, weight control, increased energy, and lifelong health– while enjoying every delicious bite.
Acknowledgments.PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE PALEO DIET.Introduction.Not Just Another Low-Carb Diet.The Ground Rules of the Paleo Diet.How Our Diet Went Wrong and What You Can Do About It.PART TWO: LOSING WEIGHT AND PREVENTING AND HEALING DISEASES.Losing Weight the Paleo Diet Way.Syndrome X: The Civilization Diseases.Food as Medicine: How Paleo Diets Improve Health and Well Being.PART THREE: THE PALEO DIET PROGRAM.Eating Great: What to Eat, What to Avoid.The Paleo Diet User's Manual.The Meal Plans for the Three Levels of the Paleo Diet.The Paleo Diet Recipes.Paleo Exercise.Living the Paleo Diet.Appendix A: Acid-Base Values of Common Foods (100-gram portions).Appendix B: Comparison of the Total Fat in Domestic and Wild Meats.Appendix C: Practical Implementation of Parts of the Paleo Diet on a Global Scale.Bibliography.Index.
LOREN CORDAIN, Ph.D., is one of the world's most renowned scientists doing groundbreaking research into the original human diet. Generally acknowledged as the world's leading expert on the Paleolithic diet, he is a professor in the Health and Exercise Science Department at Colorado State University and is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and the American Heart Association. He regularly lectures and travels around North America and the world.
Like Ray Audette's Neanderthin (St. Martin's, 1999), this is another "if you can't find it in the wild, don't eat it" diet that takes the germ of a useful idea and runs with it. According to Cordain (health and exercise science, Colorado State Univ.), Paleolithic humans were fit and lean because, as hunter-gatherers, they ate what was available: meats low in saturated fats, fresh fruits, and nonstarchy vegetables. Nor did they suffer from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, the byproducts of our poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Then again, the average Paleolithic life span was about 30 years, not long enough to develop most chronic illnesses. Still, the author asserts that by eliminating grains, dairy, refined sugars, and processed foods from our diets, we, too, can thrive as our ancestors did. Three levels of diet and six weeks of sample menus, with recipes, are included. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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