A pile of resources for YOU!

People have been asking me for some resources to learn more about Paleo living, the Whole 30 challenge, and what I used to prepare myself.  This is an exhaustive list (and it's pretty short) of the resources I turn to again and again.  I am one of those people who gets overwhelmed pretty quickly with info, so I think this is enough.  You can always turn to google and type in Paleo and find a world of information.

Books

It Starts With Food - as far as I'm concerned this is a must read.  Dallas and Melissa are straight shooters, and at first I was really intimidated by their "there are NO excuses" approach.  But when I was ready, it all made absolute sense.  The part that changed everything for me was this. " Not eating sugar is not hard.  Not drinking alcohol is not hard.  Kicking cancer is hard."  That little piece of perspective made me realize I was making a lot of excuses for why I wasn't taking good care of myself.  Really people, it's 30 days.

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet


Robb Wolff gives you all the science behind why this stuff is important.  I have this book, it was almost too much for me to take in.  Many people like the deep science, and Robb will deliver.  He's one of the "super stars" of the Paleo movement,

Cookbooks:

I tend to go online for recipes, but I have 2 cookbooks that I use over and over and over.  These are they:

Well Fed - An absolute must.  I have made nearly everything in here, and I love it so much. This cookbook was a large part of my success.  It's easy and well designed.

Everyday Paleo:  This is my other go-to cookbook. It's got nice pictures and some great ideas.

Websites:

Whole9life - Recipes - A great place for some good ideas.

The Clothes Make the Girl - my favorite website, also the author of Well Fed.

The Foodee : just found this site.  The site is a bit clunky, but there are some great recipes here.

Paleo Parents:  If you have kids and are interested in getting them involved.  I am saving this challenge for a bit later,  when I'm more 'stable' in my own journey, but this site is awesome.

Everyday Paleo: this is actually the first site I ever looked at when I was researching healthy diets.  I use her cookbook all the time!  She makes it feel easy and I love that.

Nom nom paleo: I love this gal's snark and f-bombs. Not for the faint of heart.  Her cooking is inspired (and complicated) so I read this when I need an adventurous idea for dinner.