Primal Fat Burner by Nora Gedgudas is a fantastic book about the second wave of paleo, the low-carb paleo diet. She busts up some common myths like that all calories are created equal and that we all just need to 'exercise more'.
Nora covers everything you'll need to know about a fat-burning metabolic state and why it is your natural state. The cells in your body thrive on fat, in particular your brain and heart. By using ketones, instead of glucose, you will give yourself a life-changing (and potentially lifesaving) metabolic advantage and ignite your fat-burning metabolism.
By switching to a well-adapted, fat-burning state you can lay the groundwork for:
Easier weight loss, without excessive hunger or cravings, and long-lasting energy
Reduced blood sugar issues, lower haemoglobin A1C and other metabolic markers associated with metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes
An anti-inflammatory effect and a dampening of excess free radical activity (which causes harmful tissue damage and is a driver of disease and ageing)
Ant-aging effects, with improved cellular regeneration and repair mechanisms and healthier, younger-looking skin
Improved immune function
Reduced blood pressure
Stabilised neurological functioning in the brain, which makes you less susceptible to migraines, panic attacks, mood swings and seizures
The first part of the book will empower you to understand whether to be a fat burner or a sugar burner. This shift to becoming a well-adapted fat-burner takes between three to six weeks for most people. Nora provides a handy road map and outlines a 21-day plan with step-by-step guidance and 60 simple recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
The diet is based on grass-fed, fat-rich meat and wild-caught seafood, greens and other fibrous vegetables and sprouts, nuts and seeds, probiotic-rich, fermented foods and homemade broth. Fat is not only a preference but an absolute necessity to good health, and the brain definitely prefers and performs better on ketones for energy.
Primal Fat Burner is a fantastic guide to the low-carb paleo diet and provides everything you will need to start.
Nora Gedgaudas, a widely recognized expert on the Paleo diet, is a highly successful experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator. She is the author of Primal Body, Primal Mind, and the co-author of the bestselling Going Paleo with Pete Evans.