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What's your book preference?

Commented on November 15, 2013
Created November 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf or Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint? Based on both content and ability to comprehend (meaning, not so science-y that it goes over my head and all intention of the info is lost). What's your choice?

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on November 15, 2013
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There is definitely overlap. I think PHD, the Paleo Diet, and Primal Blueprint have some pretty interesting differences. Focusing on the similarities is the wrong approach. Focus on the differences, that will let you know where to do your investigation.

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on November 15, 2013
at 02:54 AM

What percentage of multiple books would just be repetitious? 80%? 90%? Read one, read some blogs, you're set.

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I've got 4 kids all under 6 and a 60+ hour work week. doesn't mean you cannot find time to read, turn off the TV. As far as the cost, you can buy all 5 for around $50. That's 14 cents per day extrapolated over a year. Really not that big of an investment.

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on November 14, 2013
at 09:04 PM

An almost 4yo and an 8 month old plus working full time currently is what limits me to only one book for now. That, plus the cost of purchasing said books. ;)

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on November 14, 2013
at 09:03 PM

Yes, Robb Wolf. Thanks. :)

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at 09:00 PM

Consuming information from multiple sources, assimilating it & synthesizing a custom plan for you is the way to go. I slid over to paleo via The Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint and after dozens of research papers on http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/

Research, try, modify

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on November 14, 2013
at 04:57 AM

Also, you're welcome.

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on November 14, 2013
at 04:56 AM

Ah, Gaelic. Language of the useless letters. :p

SHE-ah-khan or SHE-hahn .I prefer the second.

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on November 14, 2013
at 04:37 AM

Why thank you, person whose name I can't pronounce...

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at 04:35 AM

I liked It Starts With Food and the Whole 30 challenge. It has some nice bullet-point style writing and quick-to-the-point chapters. The book might be a little outdated by now, though. You can't go wrong with Sisson. Lately, I just point people here and here.

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at 04:31 AM

I like your answers.

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on November 14, 2013
at 01:50 AM

No condescension intended, I apologize. I've literally patched together what works for me from information I've gotten online. Except one cookbook, anyway, but even recipes tend to be free blog posts, lol! It just made me wonder if I'm a paleo slacker.

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on November 14, 2013
at 03:57 PM

They are both written with a lay audience in mind, you should be fine with either and they're both great authors. That's assuming you mean Robb Wolf*. I'm not aware of a Robb Bell who writes about paleo, if there is kindly point me in his direction always looking for another good paleo book.

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on November 14, 2013
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Yes, Robb Wolf. Thanks. :)

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on November 14, 2013
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If you believe that this is a solution to optimizing health. Why would you limit yourself to reading only one book? Read Blueprint, Solution, PHD, The Paleo Diet, Manifesto, and anything else you can get your hands on. Read everything, make your own decisions.

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on November 15, 2013
at 02:54 AM

What percentage of multiple books would just be repetitious? 80%? 90%? Read one, read some blogs, you're set.

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on November 14, 2013
at 09:00 PM

Consuming information from multiple sources, assimilating it & synthesizing a custom plan for you is the way to go. I slid over to paleo via The Blood Sugar Solution, 4 Hour Body, Primal Blueprint and after dozens of research papers on http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/

Research, try, modify

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on November 14, 2013
at 09:04 PM

An almost 4yo and an 8 month old plus working full time currently is what limits me to only one book for now. That, plus the cost of purchasing said books. ;)

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on November 14, 2013
at 06:09 PM

I'm partial to Primal Blueprint as it was the first of many that I read. For the most part they are all pretty much rehashing the same info in different ways. This is why I still frequent the library because I've read so many and paid so little.

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at 01:03 PM

The only paleo book I bothered with was Robb Wolf's. Some will not like it because the information is slightly outdated, but it's still more than 95% on the mark. Just validate anything you read with your own research.

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on November 14, 2013
at 04:30 AM

While all the mainstream blogosites are great resources (Mark's Daily Apple, Chris Kresser's site, paleodietlifestyle.com (Sébastien Noël is pretty brilliant), and more...

I strongly recommend the Perfect Health Diet book.

It's a tad bit sciencey but not to the point of being a distraction. It's nice because it talks a lot about what's good for you and bad for you without readily perscribing a 1-size-fits-all diet. It culminates in some very powerful yet strikingly general recommendations. The only real specifics are supplements and macro ratios, and even those are up for interpretation. It really felt like just some people trying to help me out by revealing some hidden truths about health.

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I like your answers.

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on November 14, 2013
at 04:01 AM

I haven't read the first book, but Mark Sisson's is great. He's a really good writer and very easy to understand. HTH!

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on November 14, 2013
at 01:41 AM

okay well, condescending answers aside... Looking for recommendations. Possibly dealing with a leptin resistance, pending lab results. Both books recommended by jack kruse as templates to follow along with his leptin reset plan. Just looking for feedback on the books so I can determine which might better fit my needs.

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on November 14, 2013
at 01:50 AM

No condescension intended, I apologize. I've literally patched together what works for me from information I've gotten online. Except one cookbook, anyway, but even recipes tend to be free blog posts, lol! It just made me wonder if I'm a paleo slacker.

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on November 14, 2013
at 12:01 AM

Unless we're talking a cook book, I've never... uh... bought a book on paleo. Oops.

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