Eat the Yolks

  • by Liz Wolfe
  • Narrated by Liz Wolfe
  • 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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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!

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- Dawn L Wolfe


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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- Phoebe Collins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2014
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing