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Eat the Yolks

By: Liz Wolfe
Narrated by: Liz Wolfe
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie? We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we are suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and, above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of misinformation, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we've been told about how to eat is wrong. Fat and cholesterol are harmful to your health? Nope - they are crucial to your health. Whole grains are health food? Not even close. Counting calories is the way to lose weight? Not gonna work - nutrients are what matter. Nutrition can come from a box, bag, or capsule? Don't count on it!

In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what's behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein, and carbs to light. You'll be amazed at the tall tales we've been told in the name of healthy eating. With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food - the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray - holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe doesn't just make a case for eating the whole egg. She uncovers the shocking lies we've been told about fat, cholesterol, protein, carbs, and calories and brings us the truth about which foods are healthy - and which foods are really harming us.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Liz Wolfe (P)2014 Victory Belt Audio

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Forget the word ‘diet’ it’s lifestyle

Best book I’ve read yet!!! Made so much sense and was funny!!! The information about food, the myths and what is real spelt out clearly and logical - based on fact.

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Informative and Entertaining

Liz does a great job of discussing some of the major issues the nutrititon industry is facing, and while the majority of it comes under the 'paleo' umbrella it's a good read for anyone regardless of their diet philosophy. The major macro-nutrients, fat, carbs and protein and the myths surrounding them that has caused their our diet industry to become so rancid are discussed, and some micronutrients are covered as well.
The core philosophy - eat real food, choose it from sustainable sources that aren't affecting the quality of the food or our environment.
Liz is easy to listen to and has inserted her sense of humour nicely into the book, but overall you feel like you've come out the other end having been educated moreso than just told jokes to.

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  • Programming Dragon
  • 25-02-2016

Mostly good, some soapbox times though.

About 70% of the material presented was neutral (diet independent) and based on solid information, 20% seemed to be repeated throughout the book, maybe to add a few more pages, 10% was purely soapbox material... promoting the Paleo way.

Overall, it is a good book, though I liked "The Fat Switch" better, and offered basically the same materialbut backed with more scientific facts.

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  • Chris
  • 07-04-2015

Haven't we learned anything?

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The author is correct: We have been sold a bill of goods about nutrition in the last half century. It's becoming more and more clear that the low fat/high carb diet we were told was healthy for us might not be the ideal diet, and may have significant unintended consequences--obesity, diabetes, heart disease. Scientists and health authorities took their hypotheses and made us subjects in a huge non-controlled experiment.

Rather than take from this mistake a humility in approaching health and diet issues, the author uses this error to promote her ideas about nutrition and "ancestral diets". Maybe these ideas are right. Maybe they are wrong. The science isn't there yet, and it may take decades before we know for sure. Nutrition science is hard. It's easy to cherry pick the literature to find support for a lot of different theories. The fact that people made errors in the past doesn't justify supporting other inadequately supported hypotheses.

Read Gary Taubes' books for a more balanced, critical appraisal of the state of nutrition science.

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  • Carson
  • 29-06-2017

Fantastic Book, Some Audio Issues

I'm absolutely sold on the idea of a paleo diet and this book has definitely changed my life in that way. I've been guessing so much with my food choices but now I have some guidelines that I can slowly work towards in my daily life to achieve the health I desire. I was in my car hearing some deep bass and wondering if someone was next to me playing music, then later on realized I was hearing it again. Not sure if it was a fan in the recording room but there's extremely loud sub bass under whole sections of this recording that was pretty distracting. Made the voice sound robotic from the compression caused by the bass. Performance was great and I'm a huge fan of this book other than that! Thanks a lot for the knowledge, I'm getting my mom into it also. Peace out!

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  • Dawn L Wolfe
  • 17-12-2014

Grade A Book!

Would you listen to Eat the Yolks again? Why?

Definitely will read more than once because so much fantastic information and research. It's a book you want to absorb all the content and put it into practice.

What did you like best about this story?

I love all the research and statistics. I love the breakdown of all the nutrients. I loved the humor mixed in to keep it entertaining as you learn things. Can you tell I loved it all!

What does Liz Wolfe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

With Liz reading it she was able to modulate her voice to pertinent areas. For example, you could tell by her inflection when she was sarcastic, or hear the laughter in her tone when saying something humorous, and even hear her sing! Since she wrote it she knew how it should sound to someone listening. Excellent as an audio version and makes me want a hard copy also so I can highlight areas!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely, I couldn't get enough!

Any additional comments?

This is a book with so much meat to it!  Yes, pun intended!  You'll find sooo much information but expressed where you want more and more. This isn't your boring school text, it's filled with Wolfe's awesome humor mixed in!  Having listened to Liz on the Balanced Bites podcast I knew this would be a Grade A book!  It's a book I will read again and again!

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  • P.C.
  • 18-02-2015

Exceptional

This is the best in depth lesson on nutrition and the history of our food I have ever read! Thank you Liz, I will never DIET again!

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  • Bernard H. Buck
  • 18-02-2015

Excellent

Narrated very well. I've listened to Eat the Yolks
3 times. Each time I pickup something I missed from the previous time. Am learning a new way to feed my body.

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  • Tabitha Speaight
  • 12-02-2015

What a sense of humor!

This book is perfect for those of us just getting started on our whole food journey. Liz Wolfe gives you lots of great facts and science that anyone can understand while leaving you in stitches from her witty sense of humor. A fantastic listen!

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  • marilyn623
  • 05-01-2015

Liz is great!

Super info and super presentation! Very enjoyable way to hear the truth... Who is better than Liz to read this book?

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  • Tom Dantona
  • 16-12-2018

A must read/hear if you're looking into Paleo

The material covered is invaluable and I suggest reading this book in conjunction with Wheat Belly by William Davis MD.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-09-2018

Eye opener!

What a fantastic book! So much to learn, highly recommended. If you are in the market for a good book without a very serious tone, this is one for you.

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  • T R
  • 02-04-2015

Great facts

Some great facts and well worth a listen. A brave stance against the diet dogma. Highly recommended. Three words remaining.

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