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Whole30-Is the E-Book Necessary?

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Created December 07, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Hi everyone--

I'm starting the Whole30 plan in January. I'm going to follow it strictly, especially the dairy part since I have a feeling that I might be lactose intolerant. Anyway, here is my question: Is buying the $40 e-book necessary to the success of the Whole30 program? They seem to lay it all out here: http://whole9life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/whole30version5.pdf

So in conclusion, has anyone done Whole30 with or without the e-book and did it make a difference?

Thanks!

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:43 PM

The e-book is a PDF, if I recall correctly; in any event, it's in a format you can print - I did. I didn't find anything earth-shattering in it (above and beyond Cordain, Taubes, and the various Paleo blogs I read), but having the rules laid out in one place was helpful.

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:57 PM

The price seems really high to me, too. I totally understand the desire/need of some bloggers to make some money for all their hard work, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be able to do that. But there is just so much good information on the paleo diet available free or at a much lower cost. For that price, you could buy Wolf and Sisson's books new on A'mazon (purposely misspelled to avoid the autolink) and still have $10 left over to buy a third book used.

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at 06:54 PM

The price seems really high to me, too. I totally understand the desire/need of some bloggers to make some money for all their hard work, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be able to do that. But there is just so much good information on the paleo diet available free or at a much lower cost. For that price, you could buy Wolf and Sisson's books *new* on Amazon and still have $10 left over to buy a third book used.

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I asked for Robb Wolf's book for Christmas but I think I also want to get Mark Sisson's too. Yea, the only thing that gets me is the price! I could buy 3 used paleo books on Amazon for that price AND have hard copies (I hate reading off a computer.)

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Awesome, I hope ya like it! :)

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at 06:28 PM

P.S. Jules, I just checked out your blog and I am SO going to try your Primal PSL!

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I am new to paleo, but have been reading online extensively. I am also a serial instruction follower so I would probably like to be able to reference it when I had questions. Thanks. :)

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:10 PM

I was wondering the same thing, and I finally decided to make the purchase. I figured even if it turned out that I didn't learn much, I'd feel good about financially supporting these people that offer so much help and so much information to so many people, free of charge.

I bought the Success Guide on day 21 of my Whole30, as I was struggling a bit with cravings and mood. While the guide didn't include anything earth-shatteringly new to me, I had several "Aha!" moments reading it, and I wish I had bought it from the start.

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at 06:27 PM

I think it is just going to depend on the kind of person you are and how much information you already have. If you are totally new to the whole concept of paleo it may be helpful, but you could buy 2-3 other paleo books from the bookstore for the same price, or visit some of the great paleo websites (and listen to the podcasts) for free. However, some people do a lot better when they feel monetarily invested in a lifestyle change. If buying the ebook will make you more likely to follow through that could be a good thing.

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:37 PM

I asked for Robb Wolf's book for Christmas but I think I also want to get Mark Sisson's too. Yea, the only thing that gets me is the price! I could buy 3 used paleo books on Amazon for that price AND have hard copies (I hate reading off a computer.)

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:54 PM

The price seems really high to me, too. I totally understand the desire/need of some bloggers to make some money for all their hard work, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be able to do that. But there is just so much good information on the paleo diet available free or at a much lower cost. For that price, you could buy Wolf and Sisson's books *new* on Amazon and still have $10 left over to buy a third book used.

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:57 PM

The price seems really high to me, too. I totally understand the desire/need of some bloggers to make some money for all their hard work, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be able to do that. But there is just so much good information on the paleo diet available free or at a much lower cost. For that price, you could buy Wolf and Sisson's books new on A'mazon (purposely misspelled to avoid the autolink) and still have $10 left over to buy a third book used.

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:43 PM

The e-book is a PDF, if I recall correctly; in any event, it's in a format you can print - I did. I didn't find anything earth-shattering in it (above and beyond Cordain, Taubes, and the various Paleo blogs I read), but having the rules laid out in one place was helpful.

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on January 03, 2012
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We started Whole30 on the first and the E-Book is pretty helpful. The folks who run the site are also really good about answering questions. I'd recommend getting the e-book from a friend because it really is super pricey, but the information is good. My buddy got a free copy because she was asking so many questions and she passed it on to us. Lots of good info, but not worth the $40 in my opinion.

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I have the e-book & I think it would be worth it if you're new to paleo and need some help figuring out portions & making choices at the grocery store. If you already have a grasp on that stuff, I would do without. Good luck on your Whole30 :)

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I am new to paleo, but have been reading online extensively. I am also a serial instruction follower so I would probably like to be able to reference it when I had questions. Thanks. :)

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:28 PM

P.S. Jules, I just checked out your blog and I am SO going to try your Primal PSL!

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on December 07, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Awesome, I hope ya like it! :)

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