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I'm a newbie to Paleo; there are so many books out there--what's a good one for the beginner?

Answered on April 22, 2014
Created April 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I'm a newbie to Paleo; there are so many books out there--what's a good one for the beginner?

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on April 22, 2014
at 01:20 PM

I want to thank everyone for your friendly and well-researched recommendations.

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on April 22, 2014
at 03:01 AM

Firstly, I think you have the right approach -- read books, and don't waste time on forums and blog articles getting your information piecemeal at a slow pace. You have the rest of your years to do that!

I've read most of the popular Paleo books, and many that are related to the field.

Topping my list is Perfect Health Diet. I would recommend reading it more than once (probably necessary for a beginner), before even going to my second choice, Deep Nutrition.

A dominant topic in Paleo is how much carbs one should eat. PHD argues moderate carb intake, whereas Deep Nutrition is in favor of low-carb. Understanding both sides of the argument is very helpful!

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on April 21, 2014
at 08:46 PM

I've only read Robb's book, very casual informal tone, very blog-like. If you want some old-fogey book, don't buy his though.

Sisson is quite respectable, probably go for him next. Kresser??? well??? I want to like Kresser, but he's been saying some pretty wackadoo things lately, cannot recommend him as a top tier paleo author.

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on April 21, 2014
at 08:28 PM

The first one I read was Mark Sisson's The Primal Blueprint, and I liked that. I also like Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is filled with really good stuff, but many people, myself included, are put off or annoyed by his flippant tone. I'm not sure what's new, although I am looking forward to reading Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo Code.

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