Eat the Yolks by Liz WolfeEat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe

Eat the Yolks

byLiz WolfeForeword byDiane Sanfilippo

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie?

We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and, above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of misinformation, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we’ve been told about how to eat is wrong. Fat and cholesterol are harmful to your health? Nope—they are crucial to your health. “Whole grains” are health food? Not even close. Counting calories is the way to lose weight? Not gonna work—nutrients are what matter. Nutrition can come from a box, bag, or capsule? Don’t count on it! In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what’s behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein, and carbs to light. You’ll be amazed at the tall tales we’ve been told in the name of “healthy eating.” With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food—the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray—holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe doesn’t just make a case for eating the whole egg. She uncovers the shocking lies we’ve been told about fat, cholesterol, protein, carbs, and calories and brings us the truth about which foods are healthy—and which foods are really harming us. You’ll learn truths like: - fat and cholesterol are crucial, not harmful . . . and why - “whole grains” are processed foods . . . and what to eat instead - counting calories is a waste of energy . . . and what we actually should be tracking - all animal products are not created equal . . . and which ones we truly need - nutrition doesn’t come in a box, bag, or capsule . . . and why there’s no substitute for real food!
Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association who is passionate about dismantling widespread nutrition myths and discovering the truth about food. She works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to develop nutrition programming based around real, whole foods, and she docu...
Title:Eat the YolksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:Victory Belt PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1628600195

ISBN - 13:9781628600193

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I have read a lot of books that debunk the current nutrition myths (Good Calories, Bad Calories; Practical Paleo; Wired to Eat) and I found that I enjoyed this one the most. Liz Wolfe takes some extremely dense information and makes sense out of it in a light-hearted way. This book might be a good place to start a journey towards healthy eating. Or, if you've already done a lot of reading on the subject, you might find that this book clarifies things for you in a succinct way that other books simply don't. I especially liked the examples she used to explain cholesterol - they made a lot of sense and they are examples I can share with others who haven't done as much research as I have. Definitely pick up this book!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eat the Yolks I was disappointed with the content in the book. I found that the attempts to debunk the myths about fat, cholesterol, proteins, and carbs where just touched upon. There was no in depth explanation with respect to the science behind it and how it affects our bodies, but rather the information that was provided was vague leaving me to want to understand more. I have recently read other books (Fat Chance; Why We Get Fat and What to do about it; Salt, Sugar, Fat) that provided in depth information to help us understand how all these macronutrients affect many areas within the body and written in such a way that everyone can understand. I cannot say that I would recommend this book. I was very disappointed in the content and lack of information.
Date published: 2014-07-07