Those of you who are thinking about trying Paleo or already have jumped in may be looking for more information than we provide here. You might want this information for your own education or curiosity, or to be able to answer questions family and friends may have about your choice of foods. It’s no secret that one of my biggest influences is Robb Wolf and previously I’ve reviewed his book The Paleo Solution. His book is a very layman’s overview of why Paleo can help improve your health as well as some cursory exercise suggestions for the absolute couch potato.
Another of my influences is Whole9, as you can probably tell by the frequency I link their articles. Dallas and Melissa of Whole9 have a book scheduled for release this June called “It Starts With Food“. Their book focuses on the Whole30 that we’ve encouraged a few times now and the reasoning behind it. From the promotional material:
It Starts With Food shows you how certain foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel and live – in ways that you’d never associate with your diet. More importantly, they outline their life-long strategy for Eating Good Food in a clear and detailed action plan designed to help you create a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation and put an end to unhealthy cravings, habits, and relationships with food.
If you can’t wait until June, Robb Wolf tweeted about another book that is coming out later this month titled Sweet Potato Power. To be honest, when I first saw the title I took it to be sarcasm. However, after I clicked through to the press release, I saw that it was a new book that helps to shakes the misconception that Paleo is “low carb”. From the press release and bio of the author, Ashley Tudor:
“Optimizing health and managing weight is about more than just calories in/calories out,” Tudor says. “Sweet Potato Power explores the role of food, inflammation, and hormones, such as insulin and cortisol. It dives into the world of our bodies so you understand these different pillars of health and it uncovers why sweet potatoes are a super power food…
Sweet Potato Power also offers forty-five sweet potato recipes with a Paleolithic twist.
Tudor is also an avid self-experimenter and early adopter of quantified self-tools and methodologies. Her experimenting, tracking and body hacking helps her attain peak mental and athletic performance. A fitness devotee and outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys CrossFit, rock climbing, mountaineering, ultra-marathons and hunting. Combining her passion for cooking and nutrition, Ashley loves experimenting with food and making recipes nutritionally delicious. She has been recognized nationally for healthy, nutritious recipe development.
I will likely be picking up either or both of these books, even if it does tend to cover territory I’m already pretty familiar with. If you decide to take the plunge and try one, let me know what you thought!
Deadlift 1×5 (or Wendler)
Then, 3 rounds NOT for time: