The JASSA Method – Success Stories and Reviews!

It’s been almost two weeks already since the release of The JASSA Method and the reviews are already rolling in!

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Here are few reviews and success stories we would like to share with you! Thank you so much for all the feedback and if you would like to submit your own testimonial, please email me directly – sarah@everydaypaleo.com!

“Just finished, this book is awesome! I love the plan, it seems very achievable the way it’s laid out. Thanks! I can’t wait to get started!”  Jodi Alex

“Started this week and thank you! Everything makes so much sense and for once I’m exited for my journey to health instead of feeling completely overwhelmed.” Shirley LaRosa

“The Jassa Method book was life changing …and believe me, I have tried everything. I’ve attended Jason’s Seib’s seminar, listened to the podcast regularly and am a member of Jassa Fit but I still got new information from his and Sarah’s new book. Over the past two years, I’ve dialed in the nutrition and lifting weights part but could never get myself to commit to all the other things (probably the more important things) that go along with getting on the path to a healthy body. The Jassa Method helps you understand the emotional and mental aspect of sustainable fat loss in a way that no other weight loss book does – and I’ve read them all.  I would consider myself an expert in all things weight loss…I’ve read hundreds of books, I work in the fitness industry and I still could not get it right. There are so many excuses… My foot hurts, I’m not seeing results fast enough so I give up, it’s too cold out, it’s too hot out, or simply..I just don’t have time. Although I thought this book would be for beginners, I was wrong. I’ve applied the baby stepping methods here to include stress management, moving and mobility every single day since I read it.  And every day, I feel better and better and have the desire to MAKE the time to do this. The section on willpower alone changed the way I think forever. This book has a very caring undertone all throughout….no beating yourself up. In fact, the more you really take care of yourself, the more results you will get.”  Erica

“Outstanding Job Jason and Sarah! You nailed it, you can dial your diet all you want but until you add the right exercise, stress management and sleep you will never be successful. I worked with Jason prior to the book release and it takes some trust to just walk and lift up heavy things instead of doing cardio like a crazy person and to allow yourself to love and accept yourself, but once you slow down and take a deep breath success will come your way! Thank you for writing this book and sharing with the world your knowledge and sincere outlook on healthy living. This lifestyle works!” Erin

“I started my journey into the Paleo world about 4 years ago now but I can’t say I started my journey off on the right foot exactly. As someone who has always loved food I started my journey just focusing on that and turned my love of food into a food blog. The problem was that I was just focused on the food for a long time and it was all I thought about for at least the first year or so of my Paleo journey, that is until I stumbled upon the work of Jason Seib and Sarah Fragoso. The first time I listened to their podcast ‘Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast’ it was as if a light went off in my head. Here were two people talking about so much more than food and soon I came to realize that even though my heart had been in the right place I just didn’t have all the inputs I needed to truly live this lifestyle. I won’t lie and say that everything was perfect from then on but every time I stumbled (sometimes I still stumble), I just go back and listen or read what Jason and Sarah have to say and I pick myself up again. This is why when I found out about the release of the Jassa Method I knew I had to purchase a copy to show my support to two of who I consider the most influential people not only in my journey but in this community as a whole. I have learnt so much from Jason and Sarah, from their blog posts, their podcasts and their previously released books that I knew even though I wasn’t exactly a beginner in all of this that I would still gain something from the Jassa Method. I read through the Jassa Method twice and absolutely loved the way it was written and broken down. I believe my own journey into this lifestyle and that of a lot of others would have been so much more easier if we just had this book a few years earlier! Everything in it, just as everything Jason and Sarah share makes sense and there’s a lot of information out there that is just plain confusing! I’m so glad that this information is now out there in this book for those who are just starting out or who may be struggling with all of the inputs of this lifestyle, the Jassa Method is THE book to help you along your journey. This book has been written with love and consideration by two people who genuinely care about helping others and I genuinely believe it is a MUST have resource for everyone no matter where you are in your journey to health.”  Nazanin Kovács

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The Dark Side of Fat Loss

I must have said it 1,000 times as I read, “Why did it take me so long to finally read this book?”  Sean Croxton‘s The Dark Side of Fat Loss is the book everyone needs to read before they go down the yo-yo dieting, over exercising route of insanity that is the norm for so many people with fat loss goals.  Oh, the the time and tears that could be saved!

I’ve known Sean for a little while now, but I’ve followed his work from nearly the beginning.  Sean was the first guy that I ever knew of who posted regular YouTube videos with nutrition/health/lifestyle information.  He is one of the first guys I would call a leader in this paleo, primal, ancestral, or whatever movement that has taken the world by storm.

Sean didn’t ask me to write this review.  After seeing him a few months ago at Paleo FX, I realized, much to my own embarrassment, that I hadn’t read The Dark Side of Fat Loss.  My email to him a few weeks ago began with an apology for coming around so late, but Sean graciously sent me a copy and I dug in.

What a gem of a book this is!  Sean begins by dispelling the myths that are so ingrained into our society.  You know the ones: calories are the only thing that will ever matter, cardio and starvation is how you lose weight.  I sometimes wonder if we will ever really win this battle in my lifetime, but it’s great to know that there are guys like Sean Croxton out there in the trenches fighting this battle in the name of health and sustainable fat loss.

When you are done reading the first 3 chapters of this book, you will have an excellent understanding of why we gain unwanted fat and how a healthy body should work.  This information can set you free.  When you know what’s going on from a physiological and biochemical perspective, you can make smart decisions about how to get healthy instead of making silly decisions that lead to temporary weight loss and deleterious effects on your metabolism, among other things.

From there, Sean walks us through his guide to JERF (Just Eat Real Food), telling us how to make healthy food choices instead of eating according to the demands of your food scale.  I love how thorough he is in this section, starting all the way down at the soil in which our food and our food’s food grows.  He also gives us some basic guidelines to recognizing real food, he touches on the idea that real food is too expensive, and then he covers every category of food you might ask about when making major dietary changes.

Then he almost lost me.  Chapter 5 is Sean’s 30 day JERF challenge, and it’s probably no mystery to those of you who follow my work that I don’t love challenges.  But I have to admit that Sean has done a great job with his challenge by making it feel sort of like an exploration of what will work for you in the long run.  Most impressive indeed is his Body Language Log which we are encouraged to use as a way to track what we eat during the challenge, not so we can become neurotic about food, but so that we can make note of how we feel when we eat various foods.  Nutrition will never be a one-size-fits-all subject and the Body Language Log is a fantastic tool for getting to the bottom of what works for us as individuals.  To be perfectly honest, I wish I would have thought of it.

The remaining chapters delve into the other essential components of a healthy lifestyle and Sean has you well covered.  His chapter on stress is phenomenal, he breaks down sleep so that it can no longer be taken with a grain of salt, and his chapters on gut health and toxins are extremely informative.  However, as awesome as those chapter are, I am thoroughly impressed with Sean for including his Do It chapter and delving into a bit of the psychology behind making lifestyle changes in the name of improved health.  It frustrates me to know end that my industry is largely driven by people who are only giving the fitness and nutrition consumer a list of rules to follow without ever considering the psychological obstacles that cause most to fail.  However accurate our information may be if, it will all be irrelevant to most people if they can’t actually make the necessary changes.  Sean understands the importance of this stuff that sometimes sounds a little crazy.  He knows very well that major change attempts without the right perspective will usually end in failure.  I commend him for sharing his wisdom with you and not leaving this subject out.

If I haven’t convinced you that this book is well worth reading, just do me one favor.  Go to the book’s website and watch Sean’s video at the top of the page.  You will see his passion for what he does and I believe you will feel the need to learn more from him.  I’m anything but new to this stuff and even I learned plenty as I read this book.  If I’m wrong, come back to this post and give me a ration of what I deserve in the comments.  I think you will be happy that you took my advice.

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Your Personal Paleo Code – A Review

This review is a little late, but no less enthusiastic for its tardiness, so let me just cut to the chase.  Chris Kresser‘s book, Your Personal Paleo Code, is fantastic!  We had him on our podcast already, so please note that I absolutely did not feel any obligation to write this review.  I am writing it because I believe this book has the potential to help you in big ways.

I have to admit, when I heard Chris was writing a book, I thought to myself, “Chris is amazing, but what is he going to fill a whole book with that hasn’t been said already?”  My skepticism turned out to be completely unnecessary.  We desperately needed this book!

What makes Chris’ book so excellent is the fact that he has created a system that allows the reader to assess their own situation and customize their paleo game plan.  One of my major complaints about the paleo world of late is that “The Paleo Diet” is set into stone as a set of rules – don’t eat this, do eat that, miracles will happen – and it’s a crock of bull.  So many people are left frustrated when they don’t get the results they see in other people because there will never be such a thing as a one-size-fits-all path to health for everyone.  We all have different genetics, histories, and confounding variables in our lifestyles.  The paleo community at large is happy to help you believe that “The Paleo Diet” will work for you as is, and that anything that can be forcefully crammed into the “rules” of paleo is fair game for everyone.  This is horribly wrong.  Chris Kresser understands that, maybe better than anyone.

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Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine

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Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine
Finally, finally, it’s ready for pre-order! I’ve mentioned a few times about my Italian Cuisine book I’m working on that is based on our travels to Italy and I’m so excited to announce that it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released in July. This is the first in a series of International cookbooks, all made Paleo. Italy was our first stop and the food in this book is off the hook!!

Here it is, Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine!!

The Paleo Coach by Jason Seib

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The Paleo Coach
“The Paleo Coach is not just another Paleo book—it’s a priceless tool that is absolutely essential for anyone striving to live the best life possible. The insight, advice, and lessons in this book could come only from someone like Jason, who has spent serious time deep in the trenches of the health-and-fitness industry. With his hands-on experience, understanding, and innumerable success stories, Jason reveals what it takes to look beyond the hype and focus on what really matters: your own personal path to health. Everyone should have a coach, and now everyone can. The Paleo Coach will change your life. Guaranteed.”—Sarah Fragoso, author of the national bestseller Everyday Paleo

“Everyone needs a coach. Yes, everyone! When your car is broken, you take it to a ‘car coach’ (aka mechanic). If your plumbing is backed up, you call a ‘pipe coach’ (some people call them plumbers). Whom do you go to if you want to improve how you look, feel, and perform? A Paleo coach. Like Jason Seib. In the same way that mechanics are experts in what ails cars (and, most important, how to fix those cars), Jason is an expert in all things nutrition and strength-and-conditioning. He has learned his craft through years of research, trial, error, and helping people. Whether your goal is weight loss, being a top-level athlete, or just regaining enough youthful vigor to chase the kids or grandkids, I’d like to introduce you to the man who will help you meet your goals: Meet your new Paleo coach, Jason Seib.”—Robb Wolf, author of the New York Times bestseller The Paleo Solution

“Let Jason Seib be the Paleo coach in your life to help you cut to the chase and get to the meat of the matter about becoming as optimally healthy as you can possibly be! His nuanced understanding of how to live like our hunter-gatherer ancestors in today’s world of iPads, the Internet, and American Idol is sorely needed. Other Paleo books may promise to help you lose X amount of weight in two weeks, but The Paleo Coach offers you much, much more. Jason realizes that it takes a dedicated commitment to implement a lifestyle change and homes in on key principles aimed at delivering big changes in your weight, health, and outlook on life.”—Jimmy Moore, LivinÆ La Vida Low-Carb Blog and Podcast

Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook

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Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook
The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook offers guidance on how to bring your family together with the magic of real food. As modern life grows more hectic with each passing day, a part of living the paleo lifestyle is slowing down and enjoying the time we have with family and friends. This cookbook is intended to remind us of how precious these moments are, and that some of the fondest memories can be made while sitting at the dinner table with the ones we love. Savoring these moments, along with delicious and healthful food, is what life is all about.

Everyday Paleo

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Everyday Paleo
In Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso gives detailed instructions for acquiring a Paleo lifestyle and improving the health and longevity of your family. An active mother of three, Fragoso shows that eating Paleo is not only feasible for the busiest of families, but also easy, delicious and completely life-changing. She offers numerous recipes for all meals of the day, and provides tips for getting around common roadblocks, such as eating out. Finally, to keep your entire family fit and sane in the 21st century, she lays out easy-to-follow workout routines that you can do either in the gym or your own home. In Everyday Paleo, Fragoso shows you how to make Paleo your lifestyle, not just another fad diet.