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.