Book Review: Paleoista by Nell Stephenson


Building on the huge success of books like The Paleo Diet, Nell Stephenson’s Paleoista offers a fun, female-friendly way for women to enjoy the health benefits of what has been called the “Caveman Diet,”

A Paleoista has radiant skin, boundless energy, eats decadent food at every meal, and never feels deprived. As the ultimate Paleoista, Nell Stephenson knows exactly how to incorporate the Paleo diet into one’s day-to-day life with ease, efficiency, and style. Paleoista is an easy-to-follow guide for any woman interested in reaching her healthiest potential and includes:

  • A Kitchen Makeover Guide, to get started on the right foot.
  • A Healthy Grocery Store Field Trip, to stock a Paleo-friendly kitchen.
  • Two Weekly “Hours in the Kitchen,” to prep a week’s worth of meals ahead of time.
  • A Move-to-Lose Plan, to show you what to do with all your extra energy!

This book has lots of great tips on how to shop and cook efficiently, as well as eat healthy on business trips. There are a number of case studies of Nell’s client which add credibility.

I suspect this book would appeal more to younger females and in particular athletes. If you want a more scientific approach to the theory behind the paleo diet, read either Loren Cordain or Robb Wolf’s paleo book.

There’s only two week’s worth of meal plans and over 50 recipes. I wish there was a month’s worth of meal plans. Some of the recipes have unusual ingredients, such as ostrich, dandelion greens and bison.

Overall Paleoista is a great first book for females wanting to get started in the paleo way of life.

Paleoista – by Nell Stephenson

Nell Stephenson is the coauthor of The Paleo Diet Cookbook. She contributes to The Paleo Diet Newsletter, USA Triathlon, and other publications. She owns and operates an online Paleo nutritional counseling business and is a competitive endurance athlete and has raced Ironman World Championships. Visit her at and for more, visit

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