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Paleo for weight loss - book recommendations? Primal Leap kit?

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Created April 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Hi everyone!

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good book about Paleo that targets weight loss? (I have over 100 lbs to lose.) I've read Mark Sisson's books and I'm thinking of trying his Primal Leap program but it's a bit pricey. If someone has had a good experience with the program or another book, I would love to hear about it!

Thanks for your time!

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Indeed. Paralysis by analysis. Many of us have been victims at one time or another. All of the Paleo/primal plans will work to a certain extent, and you're right - the best strategy is to pick one and do it to the letter.

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at 05:25 PM

Thank you Eric. I will add that one to my list!

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I did read the 21-day Transformation and I agree that it was the easiest to grasp. Thank you Heidi! Cerement; these are fantastic recommendations. Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do! :)

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There's also the other Paleo-style challenges to consider: Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation Heidi mentions, Whole30 by Whole9, 21 Day Sugar Detox Diet, Robb Wolf's 30 Day Total Transformation just to get you started ...

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Congratulations on taking a very big step towards a less painful, less stressful life.

I would recommend to you (and anyone starting out, really) to avoid going out and buying a ton of "transformation" books. Just pick one, and follow it as stringently as you can.

Introduce too many variables into an equation, and there is a good chance you will set yourself up to fail.

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on June 11, 2012
at 04:39 PM

Indeed. Paralysis by analysis. Many of us have been victims at one time or another. All of the Paleo/primal plans will work to a certain extent, and you're right - the best strategy is to pick one and do it to the letter.

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on April 30, 2012
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I would recomend The perfect Health Diet. Not weight loss per say but time well spent.

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Thank you Eric. I will add that one to my list!

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I personally found Mark Sisson's 21-day Transformation the easiest read of all the Paleo books, and the most practical for how to start a Primal diet. It gives step-by-step instructions for starting a Paleo diet/fitness regime and daily checklists/instructions for you first 21 days on it. If you are looking for something that's light on the science but heavy on the practical "this is how you do it" stuff, this book might be what you are looking for.

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on April 30, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I did read the 21-day Transformation and I agree that it was the easiest to grasp. Thank you Heidi! Cerement; these are fantastic recommendations. Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do! :)

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on April 30, 2012
at 02:53 AM

There's also the other Paleo-style challenges to consider: Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation Heidi mentions, Whole30 by Whole9, 21 Day Sugar Detox Diet, Robb Wolf's 30 Day Total Transformation just to get you started ...

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Definitely Go with Mark Sissions 21 Day total body Transformation. You'll love it.

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on June 11, 2012
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I started with Sisson's Primal Blueprint a couple of years ago, then read Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo and Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution. I would definitely start with Sisson or Fragoso. Fragoso is in the Wolf camp, so she's more strict in terms of dairy, so ask yourself if you want to jump into the deep end or not, and that would determine which of those two books you choose. Personally, I don't like Wolf's sarcastic tone (I know, I know--it's one of his big selling points), but I feel like he's got a really good foundation on the science that's valuable as your progress into this way of eating.

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