Eat the Yolks – A Book Review and Giveaway

Eat the Yolks - A Book Review & Giveaway | Real Food Outlaws

I’m a huge egg fan! Like mega huge! If I run out of eggs, I literally panic. I buy 8 dozen eggs every other week to make sure I don’t run out!

I don’t have my own chickens…yet. We are renting at the moment and hope to move within the next few years to start our very own homestead. There *will* be chickens…lots of them! Until, then I am content (sort-of) buying pastured, soy-free eggs with beautiful dark orange yolks from my local farmer. 

I had the opportunity to read Liz Wolfe’s new book, Eat the Yolks while I  was flying to and from Florida for my most recent Nutrition Response Testing training. Liz blogs over at Real Food Liz and is an NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner). I recently found out that she used to live right around the corner from me! I am sad that we never met in person!

Eat the Yolks is a breath of fresh air! It’s about so much more than eggs. It’s a book about REAL FOOD! It’s written with Liz’s unique paleo spin and witty sense of humor. I seriously LOL’d a few times on the airplane while reading it and had people looking at me sideways!

What I love most about this book is that it debunks some really outdated but still widely believed myths. Some of these myths include:

  • Saturated Fat and the cholesterol in egg yolks clog your arteries
  • We should replace REAL BUTTER with margarine
  • All animal products are bad for the heart, kidneys, bones and gut
  • Whole grains are the healthiest carbs and we need them for fiber
  • The BEST way to get healthy is to count calories

I wanted to jump out of my seat and cheer after reading all of those! Liz shines a huge floodlight on the truth about each one!

One of my favorite quotes from Eat the Yolks is this:

Remember this, you are not dieting. You are living. You are the boss of you. If there’s any overarching problem with how we interact with out food, from what we choose to eat to why we choose to eat it, it’s that we let somebody else – government, guru, or book writer – make the rules for us.

Another favorite is:

Food that requires marketing jargon, fancy-schmancy labeling, or worse, a cartoon spokesperson (or spokes-rabbit, or spokes-tiger, or spokes-leprechaun) isn’t food. It’s an edible industrial product. 

Ok, one more favorite!

…we’ve been tricked into thinking that something in a box with a list smacked on the side, is in some way, food. It’s not. It’s not food. It. Is. Not. Food.

I could go on and on but I would just end up quoting the whole book. You have to read this! It will open your eyes to a whole new world of real food!

Eat the Yolks is available through on Kindle or Hardcover.

We will be giving away a copy of Eat the Yolks to one lucky winner! Just enter our rafflecopter giveaway below after signing up for our newsletter at the top right of this page for your chance to win!

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Be nourished. Be happy.


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  1. Mary says

    I was finally diagnosed with Celiac about 7 years ago. It’s been a journey from a gluten free lifestyle to a more Paleo lifestyle. The more I read on the net & the more labels I read on food, moved me along to a cleaner diet beyond just gluten free. I’m off all meds but one. Thank you for the give away & the wonderful recipes!

  2. Mandy says

    The main facts that make me happy about eating real food: better health and that fact that butter IS ok to eat! Thanks so much for the give-a-ways!

  3. Lauren S. says

    I am glad I now know that all the weird “diet” things are actually much worse for you! I also FEEL much better when I eat natural foods than all that fakey-fake, chemical-laden frankenfood!

  4. Samantha says

    We started the new year eating real food…one bonus we had from this….no one got sick…usually my elementary age kids bring home a myriad of illnesses during the winter….not one this year and this is with 4 kids in school.

  5. Dan says

    If you’re eating 4dz eggs a week you REALLY need to get your own chickens. If you can “free range” them (even if its only around your yard) so much the better. Raising a dog with them will give them some protection from predators (mostly other dogs and cats in the city). In a more rural setting they can range more but there are more predators. I was losing a hen a day to a fox who thought I was running a deli. Since I got my Anatolian Shephard I haven’t lost one. She keeps the foxes, coyotes, raccoons, possums, skunks, stray dogs and even hawks away. The bright orange yolks have “sold” themselves in blind tastings conducted for family and friends-much more flavor. No fruit or vegetable trimmings go to waste anymore, leftovers, stale bread etc. It’s like candy to them. I also supplement with flax seed to boost the omega3 content way up, but you don’t have to. They are very easy to keep and run on “autopilot” once you get a system going. I can’t recommend them enough.

  6. says

    Just one reason why I am thrilled about eating real food? No way – there are too many reasons. I love how much energy I have since dedicating myself to a zero processed food lifestyle and my wallet is much happier to boot.

  7. lynna says

    One aspect of eating a real food diet is that I don’t ever have to eat another low fat product EVER again. 🙂

  8. marla says

    I love reading new dietary books, especially if they are fun. While I don’t follow a paleo diet the info supports the type of eating lifestyle I am aiming at.

  9. Rose M. says

    I’ve learned that smaller portions of real food are way more filling than a mountain of fake junk food. And eating more naturally makes me feel so much better physically and mentally.

  10. april says

    I’m glad I found out that avocado and coconut oil are a necessary…and that bacon isn’t evil! 🙂

  11. Debbie Frick says

    I’m glad I found out that eating genetically modified food is not healthy.Organic whole foods are best.

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