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Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You

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One month to reset your metabolism for lasting fat loss
- One week to discover the carbs that are right for you
- With weekly shopping lists and over 70 fully-anglicised recipes

In WIRED TO EAT, superstar US diet expert, Paleo sensation and New York Times bestselling author of THE PALEO SOLUTION Robb Wolf will show you how to change your eating habits f/>-
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Published March 28th 2017 by Random House Audio
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Sandy
Mar 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was underwhelmed by this book, for a few reasons:

1) Most of it is standard justification-for-a-Paleo/Whole Foods-way-of-eating. Great info, but I've read it all before, multiple times. So unless you've never read a book on Paleo before, most of this will be repetition for you.

2) The 30-Day Reset only covers one chapter, and I can sum it up for you in one sentence: try Paleo for 30 days. Seriously, that's all it is.

3) The 7-Day Carb Test chapter was newish fo
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Ashleigh Mattern
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf reads like a more scientific, better written version of his 2010 The Paleo Solution. Along with an improvement in his writing, he's gained a deeper understanding of metabolism, nutrition, and motivation, and applied his insights to this book. He steps away from the Paleo diet a bit, focusing more on the science that supports low-carb diets and personalized nutrition. The 7-day carb test is especially enlightening, encouraging you to use a blood glucose meter to record y ...more
Pam
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some very interesting ideas. I especially like how the author said their is no "cheating" on a diet. Food is not a relationship. It's food.
Aneliya Petrunova
This is the first book by Robb Wolf I have read. In fact I had only been vaguely familiar with his work, all I knew was he was a proponent of paleo, one of the first to write about the autoimmune protocol and kind of opposed to low carb eating. I have had an interest in nutrition and especially low carb eating for years, having recently started to read more about paleo and adjust my own diet accordingly. I was intrigued by "Wired to Eat" and decided to give it (and Robb Wolf) a chance. And I mus ...more
Emily Blasik
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
The fact that I devoured this book in three days just goes to show how much of a geek I am when it comes to this stuff. Wolf's approach to nutrition and lifestyle is fascinating, and even though I don't subscribe to a Paleo diet—limited amounts of gluten and dairy have never bothered me; therefore I don't see the need to cut them out of my diet completely—I believe he's onto something here.
Krista
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read a lot of books about food and this one was informative, funny, and did a great job talking about how changing the way we eat has to be a lifestyle change in order to maintain good health.
Meredith
Three stars is only because I'm a veteran listener of Robb Wolf's podcast, so there is very little new information here for me. I read the main text and skipped the recipes because I already know how to cook this way. But I would NOT underestimate the value of this highly accurate and straightforward nutrition guide to anyone who is suffering from diabetes, epilepsy, cancer, MS, obesity, kidney disease, hypertension, eczema or any other autoimmune disorder. Chances are good that the trouble has ...more
Spencer Currie
A bit simplistic look into his diet. Still worth the read but I can see the book being written for a layman audience who is over weight and under educated in that regard. Luckily it was quick and easy to breeze through.
Darrin Holst
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked that he didn't push LC or Paleo and explained why one solution doesn't work for everyone. Great real world advice and explanations.
Sarah
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very approachable, non-dogmatic advice. Basically, eat whole unprocessed protein, fruits, and vegetables. I liked his flexibility and realistic understanding of human willpower.
Tina
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. If you have read anything by Robb Wolf you know he is a geek. He loves to explore things to the extreme. There is a ton of information in this book. If you aren't into the details you can skip to the 30 day reset, very similar to The Whole 30. Once you have done that you then test a different carbohydrates on yourself each day and check your blood sugar after 2 hrs to see your response. The theory is that once you know what carbs are best for you you can eat them and lose or m ...more
Julia
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were a few things in this book I found helpful that surprised me. Nice to read a book by one of the founders of AIP.
Tricia
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saw Michelle Tam recommend this book as a way to see which carbs work with my physiology. This process is detailed in the 7-day carb test, a sort of DIY approach to individualized nutrition. I haven't completely put my finger on it, but I find Wolf's 30-day reset and the subsequent carb test more approachable and sustainable than the Whole 30, even though they're pretty much the same thing. Part of my preference is Wolf's use of baseline data points to reinforce the process. I'm hesitant to pi ...more
Rehab Dynasty Amy Lee
Seriously wasn’t going to read another “paleo” anything ... even if from the great Robb Wolf himself. But he summed it all up with this awesome statement : “the paleo diet is as misunderstood as a Goth kid in Arkansas.” 😂 I’m from AR... and my name is Amy Lee ... but I am not from that one goth band now rock Evanescence. Many people do indeed screw up the newest “fad” diets... this is a lifestyle! With very individualized options... even for the reader. Great read... really tied together a lot o ...more
Jocelyn
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is incredible. I listened to it, rather than read and it was a great listen. Short, but to the point and one of the most practical books on nutrition i've ever consumed. Just the right amount of science, combined with real life application. I found it relaxed my rigidity around "diet rules" so much and I've already started making changes.
theworldawaits
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health-related
I definitely liked the information provided in this book. I’m also a fan of his “one exact/specific plan does not fit everyone” attitude. I don’t love his attempt at added humor, but I can easily overlook this because I plan to take the advice he provides in this book.
Lara
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, z-2017
This book updates the author's previous work on nutrition, lifestyle, and health based on new research. It is still based on a lower-carb diet, but is adjusted based on how the individual person handles different carbohydrates. There is a 30 diet plan that is ketogenic, then you bring carbs back in to figure out which ones are tolerated and to which extent. It is an approach to personalized nutrition for the home self-experimenter.

The book has handy tables and a number of recipes, al
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Jenny Luebbe
While I did not find a lot of new information in this book and I'm not paleo I liked this book because:
1) The chapter on "cheating" was well done
2)I liked the 7 day part two test where you check you blood sugar with some carb food to see the impact - I hope to do this at some point with some of my favorite carb foods and see the impact
3)Some of the recipes were interesting twists on low carb (for example I like the idea of using cabbage and onions as a sub for rice or pasta). I
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Ester Serrano
Since I've followed the author for a while I had great expectations for this one (reviews from his colleagues where really good but I guess that's how it works).

I have to say it's a great resource for beginners and it does bring some new ideas for those who already know the basics but I felt an important part of the book was kind of repetitive in relation to what the author had already said on previous books, articles or podcasts.

That said, Robb Wolf's phylosophy around food, far fr
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Mehrsa
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mmm....no. Just read about the paleo diet if you're interested in that and skip this pseudo science. There are way better science books out there and way better diet books. It occurs to me that there is this weird conversation happening among all of these tech/bio-hacker guys and they're just saying the same stuff: take cold showers, no carbs, orange sunglasses, fasting, etc. I think most of this stuff is probably good advice, but few of these dudes are qualified to make these assertions and the ...more
Samuel Kordik
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robb Wolf is recognized as a leading figure in the paleo/primal movement. In this book, Wolf refines his message and includes updated science and ideas in hopes of reaching more people with diet principles that will make a difference in their health.

The first part of Wired to Eat focuses on what drives our hunger, appetites, and tastes. Wolf shows how our brains are “wired” to seek out new foods, to eat energy dense foods such as sugar, and how our modern food sources play into this
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Nina Mansir
As a beginner to all things nutrition, this book was very informative. I’ve always seen the paleo diet cast in a poor light, but he’s convinced me to try the 30-day reset, which I guess is the whole point of the book. So in that regard, it was successful as I am two weeks in and feeling good about it.

I didn’t really enjoy the writing style though. Particularly during the first half of the book, I found myself getting annoyed with how often he would say things like “I’ll talk about th
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Becky
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I am still on my kick of reading paleo inspired nutrition books! This one takes healthy eating beyond paleo. Robb's writing style is a bit quirky and many may not appreciate his humor. I didn't find it too distracting.

I don't think he does a very good job of explaining his 30 day reset very thoroughly. Maybe that is because I recently read Whole 30 which is full of strict rules and guidance. In fact I feel that this entire book is a bit rushed.

There are many recipes that look good but
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Ryan Croke
Mar 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry but this is an infomercial in paperback. "In Wired to Eat..." it's so self-referential and tacky. This may be the greatest diet and information book ever printed and I just could not care less. I am suspect of any argument that devotes the first 20 pages to basically saying "everyone else is wrong but me" and talks about itself so much.

And it's tragic because it seems like the author does know the science and has done his research. But it also comes off as confusingly condescending. T
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Holly
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been on the SCD diet for a couple of years. SCD is great and I am so glad I found it. But... there are a lot of legal foods that I know of that I don't tolerate, and I suspect there are more that I don't know about.
I discovered this book quite by accident and I am pretty excited about it. It is compatible with SCD and takes things a bit further and explains a lot of things in unique ways that I haven't heard before. If you have been on SCD for a while and are comfortable with what is leg
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Guilherme Zeitounlian
This is an "improved" version of The Paleo Diet.

The author's voice is better than in the first book, but the main points remain:

1) Eat whole foods.
2) Avoid gluten.
3) Movement, Sleep, Community are important.
4) Try to lower your carbs if insulin resistant.

This book can be a good intro to people who are completely in the dark.

(Although in that case maybe they won't get through the first part of the book, which talks about biochemistry and horm
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Mary Lou
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I needed encouragement to get started on my own to eat better. I think he has a good plan and I am about to embark on my journey. He follows the Paleo diet.

Ideas and quotes from the book:
"When we care about something that we want to improve or change in a significant way, we need to track what we do. otherwise, success at best random and even if things are going in a favorable way, we don't know why."

Eat whole unprocessed food.
Get outside in the sun
Move a lot
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Morgan Sanders
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have consumed a ton of information on health and wellness, and this book truly is the most individualized text geared towards a persons unique individual needs. Want to learn more about paelo, keto, or autoimmune protocol? Read it. This is not a plea to eat only paleo, but it gives you a way to truly test what foods you can and cannot tolerate using a blood glucometer. it explains why one person might do really well on high-fat low-carb, but another person may in fact need a low-fat high-carb ...more
Lisa
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As someone who struggles with sibo, And sought treatment for it, I appreciate Rob Wolf’s additional insights (not a huge portion of the book) into what causes sibo and how it may be changed through diet.

Much of the book is focused on health benefits to eating a Paleo diet.

There are some specifics in the diet section which really call out some of the crutches people use when moving to Paleo that prevent health recovery and weight loss. The diet focuses on using specific Wh
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Diana Walton
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wired to Eat has me Wired!

I gave this book a five star because it is explains well the reasons we overeat and the science that shows how our bodies actually work. I enjoy Robb's straightforward and often humorous way of delivering his message. I have a number of health issues and an autoimmune disorder. I have followed a Paleo plan on the past with great success then fell off the bandwagon and gained back all the weight I'd lost and sicker yet. Very different discouraging. But I have started
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