Eat the Yolks

Eat the Yolks

Discover Paleo, Fight Food Lies, and Reclaim your Health

Book - 2013
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We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we're suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease and, above all, confusion about what to eat and why. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what's behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein and carbs to light.
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Victory Belt Pub., 2013.
ISBN: 9781628600193
1628600195
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill.

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LRS1969 Jun 27, 2015

This COULD have readily been a 5-star review.

Unfortunately the author just doesn't seem to quite grasp things completely. At one point she references "that's the way our ancestors ate for thousands of years".... No. That's the way that our ancestors ate for HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, EVEN MILLIONS OF YEARS.

If you sort through and pull out the stuff that you KNOW to be right (but then why do I need this book) then there IS a lot of good data here.

But the writing style easily throws one off. Plus there's an obvious tendency to not step on anyone's toes. After (rightfully) spanking the facts of Campbell's "China Study" book, she goes out of the way to not fault him (gosh, must have been some kind of string of accidental errors).

And then she has to be the PREMIER of the Elitist Food Authors. One SHOULD eat animal flesh - protein and fats. But WAIT! (she says).... ONLY if it is grass-fed, free range, kept in its natural habitat and consistently talked to very nicely (etcetera, etcetera, etcetera)!!!!

Give me a break!

These Elitist Food Authors simply don't grasp that their stance takes Low Carb High Fat HEALTHY DIETS out of the reach of most Middle class people - And the poor are simply doomed!

BS.

Read "Low Carb High Fat Diet Revolution" and get a much better response to the questions as to the expense (or inexpensive as appropriate) requirements for LCHF Diets.

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KennyBania
May 20, 2015

The same memes keep repeating. Good vs. evil. Natural vs. manmade. Magical thinking: you are what you eat. The scary technology of the modern world vs. the idealistic Eden our ancestors supposedly enjoyed (they didn’t!). This is one more 'proof' that that what our ancestors ate is what we should eat or argue that since evolution didn’t equip us with sharp fangs, we shouldn’t eat meat. Yawn.

Our paleo ancestors also got a pretty good workout just living. But no-one talks up the need to get the exercise the paleos got! No one would buy a book about paleo exercise regimen. It's easier to self-righteously blame multinational food corporations for your fatal heart attack at the age of 50.

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niqikrystine
Mar 26, 2015

This is a very intelligent, well written take on the paleo diet with some, well considered, small changes. She does a great job at explaining not only when to eat and what not to eat but more importantly WHY, in an easy to follow, fun to read manner. I LOVE this book!

MaxineML Jul 03, 2014

I'm not a reader of Liz Wolfe's blog, so I was unaware of her particular writing style when I picked this up. I thought I'd get a nice, easy-to-read defense/proof of the Paleo diet.

The introduction is by Diane Sanfilippo, and I really like her style and cookbook Practical Paleo. Instead, what I got was a poorly written and infantile book. Perhaps this kind of writing style works for some people, but I don't need my nutrition/health books to come with a side of bad humour and juvenile jokes.

This was unfortunate, because underneath the writing style is actually some good information written in an accessible manner. The chapter on nutrients was informative. However, although there are notes/resources at the back, there are no footnotes in the book itself making it very difficult to determine which piece of information came from which source.

d2013 Jun 14, 2014

There's so much written today on nutrition that it can be confusing at times but I liked this book and she does have good points. Worth reading!

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