I am reading this book, having seen it touted in Underground Wellness. It is well-researched and endorsed by many key researchers. The only Q I have so far is the focus on zero and low-fat foods. Why? Can anyone make sense of this?
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on May 19, 2012
at 05:53 PM
I have met the author. I like the book. It is not Paleo per say. However if you stay in the most recomended category it is mostly Paleo. A concern for Paleo folks is stay away from the Soy. He indicates Soy is just so-so.
He focuses on whole foods and encourages people to eat a decent amount of fat. So he would not support eating non-fat products that have added sugar or other things to make them non-fat.
Lots of really good ideas in the book. I recomend reading it as long as you know it is not paleo and you will need to adapt the non-paleo parts. And he is ok with fat.
on May 20, 2012
at 02:47 PM
Hi Aili - Hope these help. Thanks for your interest in The Smarter Science of Slim. http://thesmarterscienceofslim.com/frequently-asked-questions/#111
PS Let us know how else we can help in The Smarter Science of Slim Support Group: http://thesmarterscienceofslim.com/community
- Jonathan Bailor http://thesmarterscienceofslim.com http://JonathanBailor.com
on September 14, 2012
at 12:31 AM
Picked up the book a few weeks ago. Have also followed his Podcast since it came out. While it's not Paleo, the only thing that makes it "not Paleo" is the inclusion of dairy and the lesser-enthusiasm for starchy vegetables.
However, most Paleo/Primal folks generally define their own lifestyle. Most of the "differences" tend to be surrounding dairy, fats and starches. One version of Paleo will include milk, another will include sweet potatoes, etc...
Jonathan's message focuses on food QUALITY and is built around meat and non-starchy vegetables. If you can find an amazingly high quality cut of beef, by all means, load up on the fat. Same with eggs.
I'd definitely recommend this for Paleo/Primal followers.
on June 28, 2012
at 09:39 PM
While I cannot speak for him, I doubt Jonathan cares about getting five stars for his book.
Considering he spent 10 years reading over 1,100 studies, I believe Jonathan's main concern is that people read the book, consider the information, and make their own decision.
Whether people read "The Smarter Science of Slim," "The Primal Blueprint," "The Paleo Solution," or any other such work, in my opinion, is less important. Ideally, a person would read them all.
The point is for people to have better information to make informed decisions.
Considering you're posting on this site, I would guess you are likely in agreement with this idea. As such, please consider giving Jonathan the benefit of the doubt.
Anonymous Western North Carolina