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Which Paleo Ebooks to buy?

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Created March 03, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I am looking to purchase an Ebook-(I already have PaleoDiet, Why we get fat and Primal Blueprint)- has anyone bought any of the folowing--if so would you recommend it and why:

1) Whole30 2) Balanced Bites 3) Paleo Cookbooks

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on December 13, 2012
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Theres a new edition of PHD out that has even more good stuff in it.

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on March 08, 2011
at 02:37 PM

In the middle of reading it - an excellent clear book backed up by plenty of science.

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on March 04, 2011
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The Perfect Health Diet is my top choice for sure.

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You can support Kurt Harris at his blog through the convenient donate button. Takes you directly to Pay Pal. I am a firm believer in paying for helpful information that is useful, concise and accurate whether it be in blog form or book form.

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on March 03, 2011
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I really want that book.

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at 08:28 PM

And finally, with the rise of paleo-recipe aggregator sites such as http://www.chowstalker.com/, you don't really really need to buy paleo books just for meal plans or recipes.

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on March 03, 2011
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Also, Chris Masterjohn's free posts on the WAPF website are more detailed and informative than most purchased ebooks.

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Just to add...out of all the paleo books I've bought, none have been as informative as looking through the daily blog-roll. That being said, I would buy a book by Kurt Harris or Stephen Guyenet in an instant, to support the awesome free information that they provide.

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Just added a books tag to make it so this post will actually link to some of the other questions about paleo readings. (I know the ebooks are kind of a different animal, but I think it might help the OP find an answer).

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on March 03, 2011
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If you read everything offered for free by Kurt Harris and Stephen Guyenet, I would recommend none of your listed e-books. If anything, maybe Robb Wolf's book or one of the anthropology books listed by various paleo bloggers (Melissa has a great list on her blog).

Kurt and Stephen are originators of fresh ways at looking at paleo stuff, and I personally would not pay to see those things repackaged. Plus there are so many great paleo recipe sites, that I sort of regret buying Sisson's cookbook (only sort of, because he's a nice guy to support).

If you want free e-books, there's a few of them floating around. A paleohacker med student, who's name I forgot, had a good one a while back. Here is the link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38453589/Beyond-the-Paleo-Diet

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on March 03, 2011
at 08:28 PM

And finally, with the rise of paleo-recipe aggregator sites such as http://www.chowstalker.com/, you don't really really need to buy paleo books just for meal plans or recipes.

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on March 03, 2011
at 06:05 PM

Also, Chris Masterjohn's free posts on the WAPF website are more detailed and informative than most purchased ebooks.

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on March 03, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Just to add...out of all the paleo books I've bought, none have been as informative as looking through the daily blog-roll. That being said, I would buy a book by Kurt Harris or Stephen Guyenet in an instant, to support the awesome free information that they provide.

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on March 04, 2011
at 01:07 AM

You can support Kurt Harris at his blog through the convenient donate button. Takes you directly to Pay Pal. I am a firm believer in paying for helpful information that is useful, concise and accurate whether it be in blog form or book form.

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on March 03, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I am a fan of the Whole9 folks, but I bought their ebook and I kinda wish I didn't :( It was a good package of info and I think I'm going to give it to one of my girlfriends who is starting out. I don't think it really had anything I couldn't have found on the net; maybe it was just meant for newbier paleos. Good info, but not too useful for me, and if you've already gotten a few other books, you may not benefit from it either.

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on March 03, 2011
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I would get The Perfect Health Diet by Jaminet/Jaminet. It's better than the 3 you listed, IMO, and better than Robb Wolf's book as well.

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on March 03, 2011
at 11:03 PM

I really want that book.

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on March 04, 2011
at 12:34 PM

The Perfect Health Diet is my top choice for sure.

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on March 08, 2011
at 02:37 PM

In the middle of reading it - an excellent clear book backed up by plenty of science.

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Theres a new edition of PHD out that has even more good stuff in it.

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on March 03, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Hey there- if you guys want a free preview of my eBook (Balanced Bites) here is a link: http://www.practicalpaleoguide.com/resources/PracticalPaleoPreview.pdf

The main site for it is: http://www.practicalpaleoguide.com/

Let me know if you have any questions- the Table of Contents is in that preview.

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on December 13, 2012
at 05:22 AM

I love, love, love, Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan. Her style works well for me: a weekend day to cook a bulk of the week's food, and then being able to morph that food into different types of meals (Thai, Mexican, etc) depending on your mood each evening when you get home from work. She lays out how to calculate how much food to buy, which is also quite helpful. See all the reviews on Amazon for more reasons to love it.

I also have Practical Paleo (by Balanced Bites' Diane Sanfilippo). It is a great book as well. Extremely thorough from why to eat (or not eat) foods. Eleven meal plans for a variety of conditions/lifestyles. Lots of recipes. My only complaint is that it does not seem practical to follow the meal plans for a single person, if you want to follow it exactly. the recipes make enough for 4-6 servings and figuring out how to adapt to make sure you have enough for the week seems complicated. That being said, the recipes look great. I have already made a number of them. I'm just not doing any of the plans at this time. PS This book is a designer's visual delight!

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on March 03, 2011
at 05:31 PM

The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. It includes a 4 week meal plan with recipes.

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