I never thought I’d be doing book reviews after my school years were over…. Yet I also didn’t think I’d be eating healthy and invigorating Paleo foods, so….. This is Dan from Primal4Life reviewing ”The Paleo Coach” by Jason Seib. I couldn’t agree more with the little blurb on the cover of The Paleo Coach; “Expert advice for extraordinary health, sustainable fat loss, and an incredible body.” So true, this book is definitely packed with expert advice for all of that! I haven’t read a health book that I felt I had so much in common with, and also concurred with as much as this book right here….. Jason Seib really gets deep with certain topics, and I loved reading almost every bit of it.
This book (which is available for purchase through the one, the only, Julian Bakery) is not just aimed at the average person looking to get healthy, fit, and feel good…. But also for someone like me, who has an urge to learn more, take things to another level, and work with that average person that wants to get healthy, fit and feel good. Yes, even I learned a few things, and even had an “Aha!” moment…. Just recently, I have been getting stronger and stronger, and working out that much harder and harder….. I was getting to the point where I was burning 1,100 calories with a Crossfit style workout, in a 90 minute session… After a few months of two of these a week, I was looking great, but starting to get achy and worn. A recent visit with my Naturopath showed lowered cortisol levels, low white blood cell count, and he mentioned “adrenal fatigue”…. Guess what, in the “Move” section of The Paleo Coach, Jason Seib gets into adrenal fatigue from overdoing things, and I felt like he was reaching out directly to me. So now I’m changing things up, and we’ll see what the next few months have in store for me.
The Paleo Coach also has some great meals… The recipes range from basic (for the beginner) to complex (yet still easy to make). I attempted his “Coconut Milk and Curry Frittata”, which came out very tasty and delicious, plus it was so simple to make! A perfect Paleo meal if you ask me, especially when combined with some almond Paleo Bread! Here’s the recipe!
- 1 tbsp Original Nuco Liquid Premium Coconut Oil
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- 7 eggs
- ¼ cup full-fat canned unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- Quantum Pink Salt / Himayalan Salt
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1) Place the coconut oil in a 10” ovenproof skillet over medium heat, add the onion, and cook until it begins to caramelize.
2) Meanwhile, place the eggs, coconut milk, tomato paste, curry powder, and salt(s) in a medium bowl, whisk to combine, and set aside.
3) Add the spinach to the onion and cook until the spinach is wilted.
4) Spread the onion-and-spinach mixture evenly over the bottom of the skillet and pour in the egg mixture.
5) Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 4 minutes. Remove the lid and transfer the skillet to the oven and cook under the broiler for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the frittata is cooked all the way through.
6) Slice like a pizza and serve with Paleo Bread.
Yields: 3 to 4 servings
Loved, loved, loved the frittata! What a great combination of flavors! I didn’t even chop the spinach, I allowed it to wilt and I liked them whole. Plus with the healthy and easy to use Nuco Liquid Premium Coconut Oil, combined with the blend of Himalayan salt as well as the Quantum Pink salt, we took this recipe to another level! And thanks to Julian Bakery’s Paleo Bread, we were able to enjoy a healthy slice of bread that keeps you in ketosis, as well as grain and gluten free!
Another tip that I learned was stop obsessing over the scale. I admit it; I weighed myself and tracked those numbers daily… For years! Why? Because we’ve been convinced that the scale and BMI are “so important.” As of this past Monday, I stopped weighing in, and gained about a minute of free time per day (between the scale and tracking the data online)… That’s six hours a year that I am getting back! Yeah!!! Although my reasoning was to keep me strict, I am a huge proponent of telling people to weigh themselves each morning, to keep meals and workouts up to par. I found that people that weigh themselves daily are usually more likely to stick to eating right and working out. People that weigh themselves once a week usually tend to eat right the day before they weigh-in…. But, coming from The Paleo Coach’s perspective, body measurements and how you feel are way more important. Not to forget that you can be 150 lbs in a size 12, or 150 lbs and lean and mean in a size 6….. Which convinced me to stop wasting my time. What do I care if I’m 173 pounds or 176 pounds anyways!
Ok, enough of me giving away the book. It’s a solid Paleo book that will teach you a ton; even if you are a self-proclaimed Paleo-Pro like me! So make sure you go to www.JulianBakery.com/Paleo for the items used in this great frittata recipe, and pick up your copy of The Paleo Coach!!! Thanks for checking out this book review, I hope you enjoyed it, and remember… “Ditch the grains and ditch the pains!”