Eat to meet your evolutionary design and you'll see that extra weight - and those niggling health problems - disappear for good. Customise it to meet the needs of modern living and your individual needs and you have a truly effective, doable diet for long-term health.
The idea behind the Paleo, or 'caveman', diet is simple - eat the food we humans were genetically and biologically meant to eat, as our hunter-gatherer ancestors once did, and we can all experience near-effortless weight loss, increased vitality and greatly improved health. But does it really make sense to restrict yourself to the limited range of foods available to our ancestors? Although we share a lot in common with them, we each have our own genes, tastes and health goals.
In this groundbreaking book, leading expert Chris Kresser offers his unique solution - a 3-step plan that will fit your body, your lifestyle and your specific health issues. Start by following the basic Paleo plan for 30 days and enjoy a satisfying diet of lean meat, fish, non-starchy vegetables, some fruit, nuts and seeds but avoid grains, dairy, sugar and refined foods. After this 30-day plan, Chris helps you re-introduce certain foods in moderation to find out what agrees with you and what doesn't. So what are you waiting for? You can enjoy life more, look slimmer and feel more vital. And because Chris advocates an 80/20 approach - we all have to live in the real world after all - you can still enjoy your favourite treats from time to time.
In addition to dietary advice, the plan also includes guidance on fine-tuning your sleep, exercise and response to stress - all crucial elements in living a life that suits our natural design.
We humans might all run on the same basic physiological equipment and follow the same laws of biochemistry, but our varied experiences and journeys and choices throughout life change our relationship to those foundations. With Your Personal Paleo Diet, Kresser heeds the evolutionary ties that bind us together while showing us how to design a healthy, personalized lifestyle that acknowledges our differences - Mark Sisson, author of the bestseller, The Primal Blueprint
There is no 'one size fits all' approach to health, but how do you know what works best for you? Thanks to Chris Kresser's Your Personal Paleo Diet, now your ideal health plan is easy to create and implement. Kresser's detailed step-by-step action plan will teach you how to eat better, sleep better, move more, and stress less-and helps you tweak your approach until it's just right. - Dallas & Melissa Hartwig, New York Times bestselling authors, It Starts With Food
If every physician memorized this book and used it as a major adjunct to their practice, the world would be a healthier, happier, and more productive place. I can't wait to implement everything I learn from Chris. The book is yet another testament to how much he still has to teach me and other physicians. - Kirk Parsley, M.D., Former: SEAL, Physician for West Coast SEALs, Division officer for SEAL Tactical Athlete Center
Chris Kresser is the most knowledgeable clinician in the paleo/ancestral health scene. He has helped thousands of people, often with the most complex cases. The Personal Paleo Diet condenses Chris' vast knowledge and clinical experience to help you look, feel and perform your best. - Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution
Chris Kresser is a leading voice within the Paleo nutrition community for his objective, balanced, and evidence-based approach. In Your Personal Paleo Diet, Chris has done the heavy-lifting for you by pulling together all of his best advice in one place. Whether this is the first you're hearing of it, or you already follow a Paleo type of diet, this book will support your deeper understanding the approach and outline a clear-cut plan for your transition - Diane Sanfilippo, New York Times best-selling author of Practical Paleo
Chris Kresser is an integrative medicine practitioner with a private practice in Berkeley, California, and patients around the world. He is a regular health columnist for The Huffington Post and the creator of the popular blog ChrisKresser.com (over 400,000 monthly visits) and the 'Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser' podcast (130,000 monthly downloads), which challenges mainstream myths on nutrition, health and disease.