Wired to Eat Book Review

Wired to Eat Book Review

OMG. GUYS.

Robb Wolf has a new book!!!

I know, I’m totally fangirling, but I seriously admire this guy.  He’s been one of the most important pillars of the paleo movement from its genesis and his original book The Paleo Solution continues to be a hugely important work for our community and one of the first books I recommend when asked to explain this whole paleo thing.

But now he’s done it again.  FINALLY!  He’s out with a new book that I can’t recommend highly enough.

I literally read it in 2 days.

It’s called Wired to Eat and it’s the best work on paleo in the modern context that I’ve ever read. 

This thing is like a biochemistry textbook distilled into actually interesting, readable language.

If you’re fascinated by all things nutrition, digestion, and health, you will love the detailed but simple descriptions of important topics like hyperpalatability of foods, overfeeding, hormones, digestion and gut health, and genetics.  

If you’re wanting a guide to help you lose weight as an individual, Robb’s 30 day reset with his 7 day carb tolerance plan gets about as individualized as you can get without seeing a practitioner.  

Robb has a strong belief in individual nutrition and this book actually goes into some pretty awesome methods for determining your personal carb tolerance, among other things.

Robb is honest about how truly hard it is to eat a healthful diet in a world of plenty with genes that want us to EAT ALL THE THINGS. 

Trying and failing at eating healthy is not an exception to the rule but the rule itself.

If you haven’t had trouble keeping it together around a milkshake and french fries then you are a strange alien creature!

Robb helps us all give ourselves a little grace and forgiveness because of how hard this stuff really can be.  It’s not “effortless” for everyone, and probably not for most people.  

But he also tells the truth.  And the truth is that we need to fight these impulses in order to live full, long, healthy lives. He shows us how to do that, how to help our brain with those crazy cravings and how to eat so we feel satiated.

I seriously love this book.

I recommend it for all of you who are nutrition nerds (like me!) and for those of you who have tried to lose weight or stick to a healthy eating plan unsuccessfully.  

I particularly like his carb tolerance test which helps you determine if you do better with certain kinds of carbs.  We all know that I’m a major fan of fruit for my personal health, but some people do better with starches.  The carb tolerance test will help you decide.  And everyone is different as to how much they can handle as well.

This is one of the most exciting books to come out of paleo in a long time.  Sometimes it seems like we’re just repeating ourselves over and over, but this book is really a wealth of the latest nutrition knowledge and information.

But seriously, enough writing!  Go grab this book TODAY.  Find Wired To Eat on Amazon here.

Have you read Wired to Eat?  What do you love about it?

 

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#110: Endurance Training and Hormones, Imposter Syndrome, & Confusing Itchiness

#110: Endurance Training and Hormones, Imposter Syndrome, & Confusing Itchiness

Hey loves,

It’s episode 110!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

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This week, Noelle and I discuss endurance training and hormones, imposter syndrome, and confusing itchiness.

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Topics

[17:35] Endurance Training and Hormones
[36:23] Imposter Syndrome
[52:06] Confusing Itchiness

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

http://prepdish.com/paleowomen

Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back

Jarrow Fem-Dophilius

PurFem Probiotic

Homemade Lotion Recipe

Sun Basket

Sun Basket is a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service that uses organic, sustainably sourced, seasonal ingredients from the country’s top farms. Sun Basket makes it easy to cook delicious, gluten-free or paleo meals in your own kitchen in just 30 minutes or less, making it perfect for those who are busy, on-the-go, and balancing tight schedules. When you sign up for Sun Basket, you’ll get organic, fresh, non-GMO ingredients sent directly to your door each week that are pre-measured, so there’s no waste, hassle, or grocery shopping.

And now, Sun Basket now offers gluten-free family meal options, making it easy to customize to your needs. As a special offer for our community, Sun Basket is offering THREE free meals with your first order. To get this special deal, go to http://sunbasket.com/paleowomen. That’s right, when you sign up, you’ll get three totally free easy to prepare meals with your first order.

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#109: Building Strength, Subclinical Hypothyroidism, & Overexercising and DHEA-S Levels

#109: Building Strength, Subclinical Hypothyroidism, & Overexercising and DHEA-S Levels

Hey loves,

It’s episode 109!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

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This week, Noelle and I discuss building strength, subclinical hypothyroidism, & overexercising and DHEA-S levels.

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Topics

[15:36] Building Strength
[33:23] Subclinical Hypothyroidism
[46:21] Overexercising and DHEA-S Levels

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

http://www.prepdish.com/paleowomen

http://strongfromhome.com

PCOS Unlocked

The Paleo Approach

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An Ode to Sweet Potatoes

An Ode to Sweet Potatoes

Oh sweet potato, oh sweet potato, how much I love thee!

Okay, so this isn’t going to be an actual ode to sweet potatoes.

But this week I’ve been craving sweet potatoes LIKE MAD and I’m just getting ’em in any way I can. 

So I thought I’d share my favorite sweet potato snacks BESIDES just making sweet potato fries.  (Which, btw, is way easier with this handy utensil. )

Cut em’ up, drizzle with oil, and broil.  Flip halfway through.  Simple and quick, that’s how I do it.

Oh, and don’t forget to coat them liberally in real salt.  My favorite is Redmond’s Real Salt which you can find here. 

I love sweet potatoes for a lot of reasons.  First, I think they taste AMAZING.  They have so much flavor compared to your typical potato. 

Sweet potatoes are also rich in soluble fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 and more.  

They are a super nutritious food that works amazingly well for workout recovery, higher carb days, or a balanced meal with protein and fat. 

The Sweet Potato Lover’s Cookbook includes tons of great ideas for using sweet potatoes.  Find it here. 

I absolutely LOVE Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips (find them here).  I like to snack on the ones cooked in coconut oil after a long night of dancing! 

Organic sweet potato puree (find it here) is amazing to use in brownies or baked goods.

Flours are carby anyway, why not replace some with sweet potato puree and get some nutrients?  If you use this, you will have to account for it with the water content of the baked good.

You can also use sweet potato flour (find it here) to replace most of the regular flour in baked goods.

Or, you know, you could just buy already made stuff, too!

These bars would make an AWESOME post-workout snack.  They do have pecans, so they aren’t for everyone, but they are made with grass-fed beef and sweet potato and are a healthy option for lots of people!  Find them here. 

No matter what your carb count, sweet potatoes are one food I just see very little reason to completely give up.

Of course, non-starchy vegetables should make up the majority of your intake, but a few starches here and there won’t hurt you, and sweet potatoes offer a totally nutritious choice!

Do you have any favorite ways to eat sweet potato?  Hit me up with your recipes and advice!

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So, just as a heads up - some links above may be my affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you click on it and make a purchase. Doing so is no additional cost to you, but helps me tremendously. Your support is SO greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance if you choose to do so. Check out my entire disclosure to know exactly how things work.

#108: Anxiety Attacks, Hot Yoga and Electrolytes, & Travel-Related Digestive Issues

#108: Anxiety Attacks, Hot Yoga and Electrolytes, & Travel-Related Digestive Issues

Hey loves,

It’s episode 108!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. I would appreciate hearing from you more than I could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I discuss anxiety attacks, hot yoga and electrolytes, and travel-related digestive issues.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at paleowomenpodcast@gmail.com.

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics

[12:22] Anxiety Attacks
[29:32] Hot Yoga and Electrolytes
[42:31] Travel-Related Digestive Issues

Links!

Noelle’s website: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes

DIY Natural Electrolyte Drink

Coconut water

Sun Basket

Sun Basket is a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service that uses organic, sustainably sourced, seasonal ingredients from the country’s top farms. Sun Basket makes it easy to cook delicious, gluten-free or paleo meals in your own kitchen in just 30 minutes or less, making it perfect for those who are busy, on-the-go, and balancing tight schedules. When you sign up for Sun Basket, you’ll get organic, fresh, non-GMO ingredients sent directly to your door each week that are pre-measured, so there’s no waste, hassle, or grocery shopping.

And now, Sun Basket now offers gluten-free family meal options, making it easy to customize to your needs. As a special offer for our community, Sun Basket is offering THREE free meals with your first order. To get this special deal, go to http://sunbasket.com/paleowomen. That’s right, when you sign up, you’ll get three totally free easy to prepare meals with your first order.

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So, just as a heads up - some links above may be my affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you click on it and make a purchase. Doing so is no additional cost to you, but helps me tremendously. Your support is SO greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance if you choose to do so. Check out my entire disclosure to know exactly how things work.