Which book would you guys recommend?
I've read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solutions, its brilliant but feel the science would go straight over my dad's head.
I found it a tough read in places, and I'm used to the terminology and reading tech stuff.
Side note on my Dad: He's been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and high cholesterol. So far he's controlling it with diet and no medication.
He's interested as programs in the UK such as Channel 4's 'The Food Hospital' have made him a believer in food. However he's also very skeptical, believing the eating fat makes you fat.... all sigh
All recommendations welcome, Thanks peeps!!
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I just got and read "It Starts with Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Inspiring, interesting and great for beginners.
One caveat - buying books for family on diet can be risky. If he's expressed interest, go for it! If not, books on ways of eating can wind up seeming judgmental, even though that is not at all how you intended it.
Added: I'm currently battling my own urge to buy this book for my daughter. She won't appreciate it if I do.
I would highly suggest you get him to watch this video first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr-c8GeT34 Very enlightening and a good segway into the whole paleo thing. It is a lecture that was given at Univ of South Florida...but very interesting and easy to understand. Worked with my family.
I think the Primal Blueprint is both the easiest read and pretty all encompassing (does give a good exercise routine).
I guess The Kind Diet and "evils" of carbohydrates is good book for your dad.