Review of ‘Paleo Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss’

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Paleolithic humans ate a diet rich in grains and proteins. The so-called paleo diet is one among many of the new ‘miracle’ diets purported to promote rapid weight loss and a healthier body. Paleo Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss by Rosie Daniels is one of many books published in the past two years, promoting this diet. It contains 57 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are quick and easy to prepare, and are supposed to provide your body with essential nutrients, while at the same time promoting weight loss.

While most of the recipes are, in fact, easy to follow, and actually quite delicious, the book falls short in two main areas: first, there’s not enough description of just what the paleo diet is, in terms of nutrients and how they promote health and weight loss; and secondly, there are no descriptions of the calorie level and nutrients for each recipe. For someone interested in actually effectively losing weight, it is important to know this, if I am to compare this diet to others being pushed.

I received a free copy of the e-Book, and it didn’t contain any pictures. They’re not essential, but do help to make a cookbook more interesting, if for no other reason than to compare what I cook with the author’s ideal version.

As a cookbook, this is a handy addition to my kitchen library, but as a weight-loss book, I’m afraid it falls short, so I can only give it three stars.

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