Today I sat down to chat with my good friends Hayley Mason and Bill Staley, authors of the popular blog The Food Lovers Primal Palate and the amazingly beautiful and completely useful cookbook Make it Paleo. This dynamic (and adorable) duo has put together yet another (when do these two sleep?!) fantastic resource to help just about anyone make the leap into a Paleo diet with ease.
The cool thing about this new eBook is that it's very interactive, has tons of links, and teaches you a lot about how to cook the foods with which you may be a bit unfamiliar. When you stop pouring cereal for breakfast, piling cold cut onto a roll for lunch and no longer are eating a bowl of spaghetti for dinner, how do you make it work?! Let The Food Lovers show you how! Their 30 Day Intro to Paleo is a highly interactive eBook that's already been making quite a splash in the community and I wanted to ask them a few questions about it so that you all could get an insider's view of exactly what this book is all about!
1. What motivated you to create the 30-Day Intro to Paleo eBook?
We wanted to make a 30-day guide to Paleo, with a strong emphasis on cooking. At the end of the day, the food is where the rubber meets the road. The 30 Day Intro to Paleo covers a lot of the essential information about the Paleo lifestyle, naturally, but the real meat of the book (so to speak) is the practical insight on how to incorporate it into your daily routine. We thought a lot of people would benefit from a thorough 30-day meal plan.
2. Who can benefit most from the 30-Day Intro to Paleo eBook?
Anyone that is new to Paleo, really. We wrote the guidebook with beginners in mind, although the book is not strictly for newcomers. If someone has experienced problems staying committed to Paleo in the past, this could be just the ticket to really give it a shot. If you have something planned for every single day of the first month, it makes it exponentially easier to stick with it.
3. What kind of information can people expect to find in this eBook that's different from what's in your amazing cookbook, “Make it Paleo?
Make it Paleo is all about the recipes. With over 215 recipes, that book is heavily geared towards cooking. The 30 Day Intro to Paleo is a guidebook that just so happens to include recipes. In the guidebook, we lay out a holistic game plan for success. Each week has an interactive meal plan and a shopping list to go along with it. We also give readers a variety of links to our favorite blogs and websites (Balanced Bites included, of course!). These links help to answer questions about topics that are frequently questioned by Paleo newcomers… things like cholesterol, fat intake, calcium, and why grains are not optimal for the body to name a few. We also link to videos that cover some of these topics as well. Another fundamental difference between the ebook and Make it Paleo is the interactive nature of the ebook. There are thousandsof internal document links in the ebook, so browsing it is lightning fast and intuitive.
4. How will this book help someone who has already been eating a Paleo diet for quite sometime?
This ebook lays out a 30 day meal plan along with shopping lists. It's great for anyone that has fallen off the wagon in the past, and needs a little boost to get going again. Much of the thought and planning is done for readers, so we think it gives people a greater chance of success. It also makes a great gift for friends and family members who might want to try Paleo but needs a strong game plan to make it happen. Who says you have to buy it for yourself! We think another great application is for Crossfit gyms who want to do a 30 day Paleo challenge for their athletes.
5. What's been the response to the eBook so far? What have people loved the most about it?
People seem to be really excited about it. The thing that people tell us they love the most is the thoughtful consideration we put into designing a complete package. It's still a fairly new eBook (released last month), so the first readers are just finishing up their 30 days. We're excited to see just how life-changing this ebook may prove to be for some people.
If you'd like to find out more about this awesome eBook and purchase your own copy, click here!
The Food Lovers are kicking off a big 30 Day Intro to Paleo on September 4th so if you want to get in on that, grab your copy today! Or start whenever you are ready!
If you're looking for a more specific plan to target sugar and carb cravings, check out my 21-Day Sugar Detox program also kicking off a new group to start on September 4th!