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Old 09-16-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Which Paleo Book?

I would like to pick up a book to read on the Paleo. Which one would you recommend? I see several out there...

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

Primal blue print by mark sisson
the paleo solution by robb wolf
the paleo diet by cordain
the paleo diet for (endurance) athletes by cordain.

I just got done with wolf's book and it was very good. Where as Cordains book talks about the anthropology behind it all Wolf talks about the science and chemistry behind it and it's a much more holistic approach (diet, sleep, stress, activity,etc)
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

I've seen all 3 books online.. but which one is best? Are they all quite similar? My local Chapters has The Paleo Diet instock right now. I was going to pick it up tonight unless somebody says not to and get one of the others.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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I like the paleo solution more than the paleo diet... the paleo diet was much more scientific but a bit repetitive.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

I have not read Paleo Solution yet.

I have read The Paleo Diet, and The Primal Blueprint.

I would definitely recommend The Primal Blueprint. It is more all-encompasing (diet, sleep, play, lifestyle, etc..). I really like the way Mark Sisson writes. It is clear, easy to understand, enjoyable, and written with bits of humor.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #6
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

+1 on Primal Blueprint as well as his website. It's a great way to start.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:49 PM   #7
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

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I would like to pick up a book to read on the Paleo. Which one would you recommend? I see several out there...

Thanks,

Derek
I would recommend that you read them all...they all have their diff takes.

If I had to recommend one, I would say Protein Power Life Plan by the Drs. Eades. Yes, their basis is Paleo.

I just received the Paleo Solution...it looks like a quick read...it incl several pages of primary scientific references that will keep you busy for a while.

Also, check out the Weston A. Price Foundation website...not really Paleo, but its a goldmine of nutritional info.

Check out the threads below.

Nobody has mentioned Primal Body, Primal Mind yet.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #8
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I look forward to reading The Paleo Solution. I have already heard a lot of great things about it.

Was Primal Body Primal Mind good?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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Re: Which Paleo Book?

I didn't know Robb Wolf wrote a book! That's great!

I've the The Paleo Diet, and Paleo Diet for Athletes, and can say that the one for athletes is the better of the two for CFers, though it is ideally suited to endurance athletes. His first book revolves more around weight loss. If you want to get serious about endurance training, pick up Paleo for Athletes.

Based on what amazon says about Robb Wolfs book it looks like that would be even BETTER for CFers than the others, though I obviously haven't read it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #10
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I also subscribe to Robb Wolf's podcast. A weekly (prettu much) source of good information.
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