Prior to reading this didn’t know much about Paleo. I really enjoyed it and loved how this book is tailored specifically to women! Ms. Blum takes big topics such as hormones and them understandable.
Blum is a RD and a holistic nutritionist which I love, she looks at both how to solve the problems of weight loss both clinically and holistically. Cave Women Don’t Get Fat focuses on the needs of women and works to help them learn how to burn more fat and reduce their cravings while healing their bodies.
Most people who consider going on a Paleo diet are like I can have as much bacon as I ant, but she advises to still keep it lean and be selective about your fats. Blum also talks about women and our hormones and gives guidance about how to keep them in balance or re-balance them.
I’m a big believer in sleep and minimizing stress and she talks a ton about what stress and lack of sleep do to your hormonal system causes us ladies to keep on the weight. I’ve also been doing a lot of research on toxins in your environment, Blum spends an entire chapter talking about them and how to minimize them in our food.
Got a sugar craving? According to the USDA Americans consume more than 47 pounds of sugar. Blum suggests replacing sugar with proteins and good fat. Here’s a sugar buster she recommends
Sugar buster cocoa — 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (the stuff you bake with, not the one with the Swiss Miss on the front) 8oz water, dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.
Give it a try and let me know how you make out. One of my favorite ways to bust my sugar cravings are Isadelights. I’m a fan of the milk.
In the back of the book she gives a ton of recipes and makes recommendations for supplements. She feels the same way that I do, yes, you can get a ton from food, but you will need supplementation because our food supply has lost their nutrients.
Give it a listen. Once you are done, I’d love to hear your feedback, please leave in the comments below.
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