Stacy, the Face of Paleo in Woman’s World Magazine

Years ago, when we began blogging, we used to do these weekly round-ups of news articles linking to anything Paleo related in the news. It was a lot of work to keep track of, so when we discovered that Angelo’s awesome Podcast (Latest In Paleo) was doing it for us, we happily gave up the weekly news posting.

However, this “news” is a little different. It’s not JUST any Paleo article in the media.

It’s STACY IN THE MEDIA.

A few months ago we were contacted by Woman’s World magazine to do an interview with them about Stacy’s story. She was hesitant, since we’d always done this as a family, but the opportunity to help motivate people to find Paleo as a healthy way of life pushed us to be excited to participate however we could. And, frankly, it’s about time the rest of the world realized how awesome she Paleo is!

It was on the trip to PaleoFX that Stacy got the call to formalize the interview. She swore her housemates to secrecy as she squealed in excitement for what this meant for the community. As we later discovered, the story snowballed into a 2 page spread in the June 18, 2012 issue (which subscribers received today, and hits stands Thursday June 7th).

Oh, what’s that? You want a preview?

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Look! There she is right in the middle! Dr. Loren Cordain is cited as the expert, and gives great information on not just weight loss – but the overall health improvements Paleo can provide. As Loren’s book was what Stacy originally found, read, and motivated her to change our life – we are very excited that the article may motivate others as well.

My favorite parts of the article:

Paleo helps reduce cholesterol
Paleo helps lower blood pressure
Fresh fruit & veggies reduce heart disease (NOT whole grains!)
Grass-fed Meat is high in CLA, which is helpful for arthritis
Paleo dieters have naturally higher fiber intake
Paleo keeps you satiated
Paleo helps your body burn calories more efficiently
They featured my super hawt wife cooking in the kitchen
They featured my The Bacon Chicken recipe (even though they called it Stacy’s)

To those finding our site for the first time because of the article, WELCOME! You may be a bit surprised to find out that we don’t necessarily focus on how to lose weight, although we’ve got plenty of material on the site in our 101, FAQ and Before & After Story.

What we can recommend are some other sites that inspired us and we find to be awesome sources of endless information. We sincerely hope you visit them on your quest for health, as we believe it will change your life for the better, forever.

For the quickest access to Paleo recipes, we recommend the NomNomPaleo iPad app. If you don’t have an iPad you can always find hundreds of free, amazing, beautiful and tasty recipes at NomNomPaleo.com but the app is super convenient and easy to use. For a Paleo novice, the step-by-step photos, instructions, shopping lists and guides will answer any questions you might have.

When we were writing our cookbook, the standard for photos and the inspiration for our layout and comprehensive approach to writing a recipe came from the minds of Primal-Palate.com, authors of Make It Paleo. Bill & Hayley have quickly become the utmost respected photographers and recipe writers in the community. Their 200+ recipe cookbook is gorgeous, and their recently launched The Food Lovers’ Kitchen has an array of features which would be a huge asset to anyone starting this journey.

Diane Sanfilippo, author of the mentioned Practical Paleo, is as smart as it gets when it comes to nutrition and Paleo. I’ve attended her seminar (now taught with Liz Wolfe from Cave Girl Eats) and I learned a ton about why my body wants and needs the ancestral approach to food. You can find Diane at BalancedBites.com – which I highly recommend you do, for tons of valuable and resources, like her 21 Day Sugar Detox and lots of free downloadable Useful Guides. See her Women’s World Welcome post for more!

We’ve told the story hundreds of times, but it’ll never get old. I sincerely believe the reason we were able to go Paleo as a family and stick with it is because of Elana’s Pantry. Elana Amsterdam, author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes, taught us how to make low-carb, grain-free and dairy-free treats for the family.  She was gracious enough to write the forward to our book, and for all she’s done for our family – we cannot thank her enough. We think you’ll LOVE her site, including her Paleo Recipes section.

We know we’re telling you about a lot of cookbooks, which only compete with our own, but Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed cannot be missed. This book (and her Website) has recipes of grandiose flare that make us with we’d come up with them ourselves. If you like ethnic foods, flavorful foods – then this book is for you. AND, the best part is that it’s Whole30 approved by Whole9Life (of It Starts With Food) themselves!

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out our newly released and wildly popular new cookbook for gluten-free kids, Eat Like a Dinosaur. If you’re wondering how in the world Paleo can be applicable for a family with kids, watch our video preview!

 

About Matthew

Matthew McCarry has written 221 post in this blog.

Matt is the husband of Stacy and somehow manages to contribute to this blog in between taking care of three children, producing the Paleo View Podcast and cooking most of the food featured here.