Paleo Grubs Book Review – We Have a Winner!

Paleo Grubs Book ReviewPaleo has quickly become one of the most recognizable and respected diets. What better time then to review one of my favorite Paleo books, Paleo Grubs. Despite being a relative new-comer to the market, Paleo Grubs has enjoyed great success, even recently achieving a #1 popularity rating among other Paleo recipe books.

A review by the cleaneatingmama commends Paleo Grubs on the breadth of it’s recipes (over 470), 10 week meal plan and slick presentation. It further goes on to say that regular use of the recipes may lead to an improvement of conditions including weight loss, improved lipid profile and increased insulin sensitivity. These benefits are well-supported by research and have been widely supported at popular online hangouts, including

If you’re thinking about picking up the book you’ll be delighted to know that Paleo Grubs is now one of the many programs taking advantage of digital delivery. No longer do you need to wait for your book to arrive via mail, Paleo Grubs comes readily available for immediate access via any web-capable device, effectively reducing the cost to the consumer.

Naturally, there are a few draw-backs associated with the book. The main one of course being the effective ban on wheat, dairy and processed foods. However, such restrictions are made at the cost of  perceived benefits and should be considered accordingly. If you are new to Paleo, adopting a ‘slow and steady’ mentality will reduce the severity of any troublesome effects (i.e. cravings).

In summary, The Paleo Grubs book scores high marks all-round and should be a mainstay for anyone trying to lose weight and improve their health.

Creating a Weight Loss Eating Plan for Women

Weight Loss Eating Plan Having an easy weight loss eating plan is one of the most important factors a woman can have to achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss. Creating one on the other hand can be tough if you don’t know what to include. Here’s a quick run-down of some healthy snack foods you can use to help ‘fill out’ your day between breakfast and dinner.

1. Nuts: When I’m hungry, I love grabbing a handful of nuts. I take a small zip-lock bag to work and munch on them during the day. Try and stay away from salted, just go for the plain variety.

2. Cherry Tomatoes: These are awesome when you’ve got a hankering for something sweet. I keep a fresh bowl on my kitchen counter-top and pop one or two when I’m passing.

3. Watermelon: I love eating watermelon with a bowl of naturally sweetened yogurt. It’s also great to eat by itself on a summer’s day. My dog loves it, too!

4. Popcorn: This is another great little snack you can make in under 5 minutes. Air-popped is best. Add your own flavorings to a plain bag and enjoy.

5. Eggs: The reason I love eggs is they’re just so versatile. I like to cook 1-2 hard-boiled eggs, refrigerate them overnight, chop them up and mix with mayo and curry powder, then add to salads and crackers.

Collectively, these foods are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, water, fiber and essential fatty acids – all important ingredients for weight loss. Naturally, these ‘food rules’ should be extended to your main meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. First and foremost, you should select foods which you enjoy eating. After all, an eating plan is only as good as its sustainability. Next, it’s important to determine how many calories you need to consume each day.

Depending on your physical activity levels, this number will vary. However, the best way is simply to start out with an estimate (determine your weight in pounds, then add a zero to the number). This will give you a number of how many calories to strive for each day. Monitor the results for 1 week before making an amendments.

Naturally, you should attempt to keep things as fresh as possible to avoid stagnation, so be sure to include plenty of variety in your diet along with occasional treats – yes, you are allowed them!