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April 2014

Presentation at PaleoFx: Austin, TX
“Reintroducing Non-Paleo Foods: When, Why (or Why Not), and How”

March 2013

For the 18th week, Practical Paleo is a New York Times Bestseller

Fox News: Top 10 Diet Books – Practical Paleo is #3!

Seattle Times:Limiting, yes, but the Paleo diet can help you feel better.
The author of this article recommends Practical Paleo.

December 2012

For the 7th week in a row…
Practical Paleo is a New York Times – Sunday, December 2 issuePractical Paleo is ranked #12 in Paperback Advice books!

Living Without Magazine – December/January 2013 Issue

Dine like a Caveman
Diane Sanfilippo, a certified nutrition consultant specializing in gastrointestinal and blood sugar issues, has penned an important book on the Paleolithic diet. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole Foods Lifestyle (Victory Belt) gives the why’s and how-to’s of consuming only real foods—those available before the dawn of agriculture, meaning no grains, legumes, pasteurized dairy, etc. In addition to nutritional arguments for the diet, Practical Paleo provides steps for putting it into action, 30-day meal plans tailored to benefi t specifi c health conditions (example: autoimmune) and 120-plus easy recipes that range from entrees to desserts. There are notes on food allergies, including nightshade sensitivity, and even guidance on what to do if the standard Paleo diet isn’t a match for your medical concerns. A great book for Paleo newbies and anyone interested in back-to-basics eating for better health. 

November 2012

New York Times – Sunday, November 4 issue
Practical Paleo is ranked #10 in Paperback Advice books!


October 2012

Dooce.com – Daily Style feature

Yeah, it’s a fad diet and you’re so disappointed that I am buying into this crap, right? Well, I’m going on 18 months of sticking with it and I’ve never felt better in my life. I don’t think of it as a diet as much as a really good argument for giving up processed food. Friends ask me all the time where they should start to read about it if they want to give it a go, and this book is the first thing I recommend. It’s just so damn comprehensive with guides and recipes and substitutes and helpful explanations and notes laid out in a beautifully designed format. In fact, the design of the book is one of the reasons I love it so much, from the photography to the typography. Gorgeous.

Meal plans, what to stock in your pantry, ideas for quick snacks. This is all you need to get started.


New York Times – Sunday, October 28 issue
Practical Paleo is ranked #7 in Paperback Advice books!


Five-Star Rated Wellness Books in Amazon 



Veria Living Network
Diane Sanfilippo is chosen as one of six initial Veria Voices.

August 2012

Washington Post
Book promotes ‘Paleo’ eating plan based on diets before processed foods

July 2012

Presented Mission Nutrition: Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy to the Young Adults at the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Conference in St. Louis.
Review the PowerPoint slides here.

June 2012

Woman’s World Magazine

June 18 issue
Breakthrough Paleo cure for obesity! Easy “caveman” menus are better than appetite suppressants

My book, Practical Paleo, is mentioned in the first paragraph! Stacy of Paleo Parents is featured in the article as a fantastic weight-loss success story.

May 2012

How to Increase Your Bench Press, Working Out Sore, and Are Dietary “Cheat Days” OK?
By  (@jensinkler) / 

Jen Sinkler, our editorial director for fitness content, wrangles leading experts to address your most perplexing workout quandries and conundrums.

“Are “Cheat Days” OK?
I am following a pretty strict dietary regimen. Is it OK to observe a weekly “cheat day”?

A: “I dislike the term ‘cheating,’” says Diane Sanfilippo, NC, HLC, certified nutrition consultant and founder of BalancedBites.com. “If your diet is so impossible to maintain that you feel the need to ‘cheat’ regularly to keep your sanity, then perhaps that way of eating isn’t right for you. That said, I do believe that occasional treats are totally fine. Enjoying a glass of wine and some dark chocolate won’t typically cause problems. It’s frequently indulging in foods like bread, pasta, pizza and bagels that can send a person into a downward spiral with regard to digestive function and suppressed immunity.”

Achieving your fitness and nutrition goals is like taking a long road trip: You can stop as often as you’d like along the way, Sanfilippo says, but it’ll take you that much longer to reach your destination. Some stops may be worth it; others are simply a waste of time.


April 2012

Should You Try the Paleo Diet?
By Christy Coughlin, Make it Better

Read about a mother who kicked off her introduction to Paleo with The 21-Day Sugar Detox program.

“For Katie, a mother of four from Wilmette, the Paleo Diet changed her relationship with food.

“I’m not as hungry and don’t think about food all the time. I’m sleeping better and have lost 10 pounds,” she says.”

March, 2012

Paleo f(x): Theory to Practice Symposium

Presented: “Whole Foods vs Supplements” Panel
The panel also included: Chris Kresser, Amy Kubal, Diana Rodgers, Liz Wolfe, Dr. Dan Kalish, and Joe Johnson.

Presented: “The Paleo On-Ramp: Beyond Food”
This presentation was given in collaboration with Liz Wolfe & Diana Rodgers.

February, 2012

The Paleo Summit Presented by Underground Wellness.

Presented: “Practical Paleo Implementation”
Now that you know what to eat, the next step is putting it into practice. Diane explains what to expect from the Paleo Diet, how to overcome common obstacles, and the most effective ways to deal with the doubters.

Check out the entire Paleo Summit here.
My presentation is also available in iTunes via The Underground Wellness Show.

January, 2012

I was interviewed with my podcast co-host Liz Wolfe by Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low Carb
Click here to listen (MP3). You may also right-click to save this file to your computer for later listening.

This interview is also available in iTunes via Jimmy’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Podcast.

Paleo podcasters Diane Sanfilippo from “Balanced Bites” and Liz Wolfe from “Cave Girl Eats” are our guests today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Jimmy Moore isn’t the only one dedicated to producing quality podcast programming about nutrition, fitness and health to the masses. Robb Wolf, Angelo Coppola, Sean Croxton, Dana Carpender, Dr. Robert Su and others are all doing an incredible job of communicating the key messages about healthy living to a world in desperate need of a dietary overhaul. That’s what led Diane and Liz to join forces on a brand new health podcast venture they call “The Balanced Bites Podcast.” Jimmy has quickly become a big fan of this new show that popped up in 2011 and quickly rose towards the top of the iTunes charts for “Fitness & Nutrition” podcasts. Listen in as Jimmy, Diane and Liz have a good time talking about podcasting, Paleo, and whatever else happens to come up!

November, 2011

Click to view the PDF.

Bauman College Spring 2012 Course Catalog features me in their Graduate Spotlight. Check out the entire catalog here or just the feature here.

Graduate Spotlight: Diane Sanfilippo, Nutrition Consultant

“I attended the Nutrition Consultant Training Program in Berkeley, CA and graduated in June of 2011. Early in 2008, I opened Balanced Bites, an organic, gluten-free meal delivery business. I managed all aspects of the business, including web design, marketing, shopping for ingredients, menu planning, cooking, and delivery of meals. After only a few months, I realized I wanted to do more than provide healthy meals — I wanted to teach my clients, family, and friends to provide for themselves. I realized my passion was to teach people how they could take responsibility for their own health through proper nutrition and lifestyle. I wanted to enable my clients to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals all on their own.”

Read the full feature here. 

November, 2011

Guest blog post on RobbWolf.com
Sean’s Story: Paleo, Type 1 Diabetes & the Endurance Athelete

“…After easing into it with Tim Ferriss’s “slow carb” diet, and then using The Paleo Diet for Athletes as a guide, I made the real paleo plunge–that is, no grains of any sort–in August.

Ok, actually I was pushed into the paleo vortex by my nutritionist, Diane of Balanced Bites.

After mentioning that I was diabetic, I think I got about six seconds into listing what I ate before Diane cut me off and told me that Grain Land would no longer be an option. Holy cats indeed, man.

I completely eliminated gluten and grains and nearly all dairy, though I continued to eat some cheese and a little grass-fed butter or ghee. Switching to this diet template not only helped achieve normal average blood glucose ranges, but it has wiped out extreme highs (160 mg/dL and up) and curved postprandial blood glucose down to much better levels. Pre-paleo, in addition to generally running high (above 100 mg/dL), I’d often be between 130 mg/dL – 160 mg/dL for hours after meals. Today, this rarely happens because my blood glucose rarely spikes, period.

Read the full post >

September, 2011

CBS San Francisco’s Most Valuable Blogger Awards 2011
Balanced Bites voted Editor’s Choice top Health/Fitness/Medical blog

July, 2011

“Paleo diet suggests you get back to your caveman roots”
By Stefanie Loh, The Patriot-News

“The largest benefit of going Paleo is that “it restores normal function to your gut and digestive system,” said Diane Sanfilippo, a holistic nutritionist who runs a Paleo nutrition blog. “It’s what most people have trouble with but they don’t even know because nobody talks about it. Bloating and diarrhea are not normal and we shouldn’t be experiencing that at all.”

Adopting the Paleo perspective is like hitting a reset button on your digestive system.”

Read more >> 

June, 2011

I interviewed Erwan Le Corre of MovNat on Underground Wellness Radio – check it out!

(Start listening around the 3 minute mark as I sort of flubbed the intro- oops! First time hosting this radio show.)

Check out my review of my MovNat experience here.


May, 2011

Guest blog post on RobbWolf.com
“DIY: Maple-Sage Beef Jerky Recipe”

People tend to over-complicate making beef jerky. I have found that if you’re dealing with good quality meat (ideally grass-fed), when it comes to a marinade, less is more. The very first time I made jerky it was from elk and I basically tossed the meat in some spices and then chucked it in the dehydrator.

Read the full post >

March, 2011

I was interviewed by Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low Carb for Paleo Extravaganza week: Click here to listen (MP3). You may also right-click to save this file to your computer for later listening.

This interview is also available in iTunes via Jimmy’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Podcast.

In Episode 450 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from a delightful and articulate Paleo nutrition coach named Diane Sanfilippo from “Balanced Bites” who shares her own personal journey down the Paleolithic path which she is now passing along to her clients who stand to benefit in their own health eating this way. I’m so happy to have somebody like Diane out there to give people practical advice and wisdom living Paleo/low-carb in the real world. As you listen to her in today’s interview you’ll quickly discover why people are drawn to the incredible work she is doing.

March, 2011

I got a nice shout-out on Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution Podcast, Episode 69 (around 7:15 in) when my friend and colleague here in the Bay Area, Chris Kresser joined Robb and Andy for an hour of Paleo shenanigans. Click here to download the MP3 to your computer.
This interview is also available in iTunes via The Paleo Solution Podcast.

February, 2011

A recipe from my “Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book” is featured on UndergroundWellness.com
Sean Can’t Cook: Crustless Quiche with Summer Squash when Sean makes this easy recipe from my book with me looking on remotely via Skype – check out the video to watch the recipe in action!

October, 2010

Interview by Leah Salmon of The Naturally You Network: Click here to listen (MP3). You may also right-click to save this file to your computer for later listening.

March, 2010

Guest Blog Post on “Words are Food”
5 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in a Time of Change 

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