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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.

©2013 Liz Wolfe (P)2014 Victory Belt Audio

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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!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Will Read Again and Again

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I enjoyed this audiobook greatly and was sad to have it end. Luckily it is available to listen to over and again. It has been an excellent resource for what is hopefully, a prosperous future for sustainable, clean, natural eating. I highly recommend.

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Great info. Wished it had been available before.

Liz did a great job in compiling the information and presenting it in an orderly manner. To have her do the actual audio is yet another huge plus and I plan on revisiting "Eat the Yolks" several more times, at least.

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PERFECTION.

Not only is this book FULL of amazing knowledge and busted nutrition myths, it's replete with humor and personal insight as well. Loved every minute of it and the author did a fabulous job narrating. Highly, HIGHLY recommend to anyone, especially those frustrated with mainstream nutritional advice/guidelines. Liz sets it all straight in this book and presents the info in an incredibly approachable and fun way. Awesome book, cannot recommend it enough!!!

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Busting myths all over the place!

Great listen. Solid science delivered in an approachable way. Love the Princess Bride references!

I recommend this book to everyone who eats processed food and is afraid of fat!

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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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Good But Nothing New

Would you try another book from Liz Wolfe and/or Liz Wolfe?

Perhaps. I did not feel the author brought much new to the conversation. There are a lot of books that do a better job of covering fast food/agra business and also better books that cover Paleo. This is worthwhile but, not a great book.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was a bit snarky and I felt that she borrowed a lot of material that is already out there in spades within the ancestral diet community

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It was a bit snarky

Did Eat the Yolks inspire you to do anything?

There wasn't a lot of new information in this book. It was a re-hash of information that is commonly known in the ancestral diet community

Any additional comments?

This is more of a call to action than it is a scientific journey and that is ok. But, if you are already into low carb/high fat or ancestral you will find this redundant. Again, it is more of call to action than anything else.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Reesy
  • 04-02-15

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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  • Alison Mitchell
  • 09-07-15

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.