Review: The Paleo Diet Budget Shopping Guide

So, as promised in my previous post, today I will be reviewing an e-book I received for free to read and talk about here.  It is Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Diet Budget Shopping Guide”.

Before I get into the meat of this (ha ha – a little Paleo pun there), let me say that I am a fan of Robb Wolf.  For those of you who don’t know who Robb is, please go here and check out his extensive website.  In short, he’s a biochemist, author, athlete, trainer, academician, and fervent preacher of all things about the Paleo diet.  He’s a straight talking kind of guy who says we all ought to be eating real food as close to the source as possible.
The second thing I want to say is in my holistic health coaching practice, I too naturally urge people to eat real food as close to the source as possible.  If you’ve been reading my site regularly or following me on Facebook or Twitter you know that I am a big big fan of eating the best quality foods in their natural states – no processed foods, please!  And as a result of this the most common question I get is this: But what if I can’t afford to eat that way?
This is why I jumped at the chance to read and review Robb Wolf’s newest e-book.  I wanted to see what he said about eating a natural, healthy, clean diet AND minding one’s budget.
With all of that said, I’ll get to the punchline: If you want to eat healthfully and you have to count your pennies, buy the e-book.  It’s just that simple.
When I read it, I admit to getting kind of angry.  I have been sharing all kinds of tips and tricks with my clients about budget healthy grocery shopping and cooking, but I hadn’t ever put all of my information into one place, in one organized easy-to-follow way.  Someone beat me to the punch!  Grr!!
Kidding aside, it is 70 pages of brilliant ideas.  And since it’s an e-book (available as a download only) you not only get the book, but sprinkled throughout are links to helpful websites, YouTube clips about food prep, recipes, and other bonus material right at your fingertips.  Maybe I’m not as space-aged as some of you, but I thought that was pretty darned clever.
The topics covered in the e-book are learning to cook, meal planning, money saving tricks, budget shopping priorities, kitchen know-how and (my favorite) rebutting all the excuses of why eating healthy is too pricey.  Didn’t I tell you this was thorough?!
Robb and company didn’t leave out a single thing when writing this.  It is in depth, practical advice about how to eat cleanly and healthfully while not spending hundreds at the market each month.  The meal planning chapter alone is worth the cost of the e-book.
Speaking of dollars and cents, the download is $19.99 and available right here on Robb Wolf’s site.  For the amount of information you receive and the resources that come along with it, that is a bargain basement price.  I’m a cheapskate and I think this is easily worth more than 20 bucks.  It’s a steal for sure.
I did get a copy of the e-book for free, but buying a copy for yourself doesn’t benefit me at all – other than it will make me feel wonderful if you get it and use it!  That will make me smile for sure.
If you buy it, let me know what you think of it!  If you have questions about the book before you buy, please contact me or leave them in the comments.  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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