• When Cheap is Actually Good

    The Paleo Athlete Kindle Buck Sale | stupideasypaleo.comWhen I was about 21, I bought a car for $500. It was a beat up, white Plymouth Acclaim with maroon interior, and it sounded like a two-pack-a-day smoker when it ran. Sure, it got me back and forth the few miles between my college dorm and my job as a cake decorator at a local supermarket—how’s *that* for someone who was totally sugar addicted?!—but I knew its low sticker price was too good to be true.

    As is with most things that are cheap, it was only a few months until the transmission seized, and I was sans ride.

    From that point on, I’ve been a firm believer in the mantra, “Nothing cheap is worth buying.” Whether it’s food or books or even cars, I’ve held fast to the idea that you get what you pay for. When I see a deal that’s too good to pass up, it means I usually walk on by. That’s why I hemmed and hawed for quite a while about what’s going on today until midnight.

    Yep, here’s something that’s cheap AND good.

    Today, June 18, 2014 and today only, you can get the Kindle version of “The Paleo Athlete” for a buck. One smackaroo. Practically pennies. So cheap you’ll think you stole it. And once the clock strikes midnight tonight, just like a proper Cinderella, it goes back to its regular Kindle price of $9.99.

    It’s never been on sale before, not in the 6 months since it was published, and it’ll never be on sale again. So, if you’ve been eyeing it or going to Amazon and hovering over the “Buy it now” button, today—no, right now—is the time to get it. If you don’t have a Kindle reader (I know I don’t), the folks at Amazon have made it really easy to read ebooks by making free reader apps for virtually any device—except flip phones. Time to enter the future, my friend!

    Why does “The Paleo Athlete” rule? It teaches you how to eat Paleo for performance. If you care about getting stronger and faster, having better endurance and being able to not just make it to the end of your training session but smashing it, this book is what you’ve been waiting for. Or, if you care about being Happy, Healthy and Harder To Kill™—someone who’s ready for the zombie apocalypse or the White Walkers beyond The Wall—this book is for you.

    You won’t have to walk around with a calculator attached to your hip, logging in points or calories or macros or blocks. Blah. You don’t have time to do that. Instead, I teach you the what and why so you can adjust your nutrition to virtually any performance goal or training scenario. Learn how to prep for competition day, too, and get 30 recipes to get you started and on your way.

    Sound good? Good. Cheap but definitely one of those rare moments where it’s worth every penny. All 99 of them.

    Get “The Paleo Athlete” Kindle version right now for a buck!

    Offer expires June 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm PT, Cinderella-like.

    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    21 thoughts on “When Cheap is Actually Good

    1. I had no idea the book was on Amazon! On this site, the book’s listed at $25, which was a bit steep for a floundering grad student. $10 on Amazon is doable. $0.99 means it’s already done. 😀 Thanks for the sale!

    2. YES!! Got it! Congratulations Steph, I’ve been waiting so long for this to come out! Can’t wait to devour (pun intended) all your knowledge bombs and recipes 🙂

    3. I just bought your book…and read it in one afternoon! thank you so much!!! i understand the nutrition and performance correlation so much more and am so looking forward to tweaking my diet!

    4. Should have bought this sooner. Bought it and read it yesterday. Finally figured out what is going on with my body. Not enough carbs! I have a total cortisol tummy that isn’t going away and now I know why! I was tracking my macros and I was way under what I should be for carbs. This book is great for the athlete and well as the person looking to make gains in their everyday fitness.

    5. Hi, I have a question

      I’ve come to the realization that I’m sugar-adapted after attempting to workout and still not loosing the fat and suffering the symptoms. I was wondering if you suggest not training while trying to become fat-adapted since it’s recommended loading up on carbs post-workout? Also, how long should I wait until I continue training?

      1. Hi Jackson…what type of training are you doing?

        It’s hard to say because there is a definite transition period when you’re first going paleo, even if you’re still eating some carbohydrate. You can train, but don’t expect to feel great, set PRs or recover quickly. The good news is that this is a temporary transition period. Even in you’re eating 50 grams of carbs after a workout, it shouldn’t be keeping you sugar-adapted.

        1. I’m currently doing P90x3. How will I know when I can resume eating normal carb and protein intake? Also, what do you recommend for pre workout or should I just try do it fasted it after a meal? Sorry for asking but what are PRs? (Sorry for all the questions)

          1. Hi there,

            I honestly don’t know given that I know virtually nothing about your training, life situation and nutrition. It would be unwise for me to hazard much more than a guess. I’m not a huge fan of fasted training unless it’s something truly long and aerobic, like a hike, but again, you need to test this to see how you do.

            PR = personal record (sometimes also called a personal best).

            If you’re still struggling to dial things in, the best I can do is recommend you work with a nutritionist / coach on things, but know that these things take time to figure out.

      1. It was only available on Kindle and the time that it was available for that price has now lapsed. 🙁 I am sorry.

    6. Hi Steph, thank you for the great offer and so far great book. I am reading it on Kindle for iPad and just wanted to let you know that the tables with suggested foods (Protein, Fat, Carbs) are missing and the video links actually send me to an apple site 🙁 apart from that so far really great!

        1. Thank you for the link! Do you also have the tables with recommended foods somewhere? They are missing in the Kindle version of the book as well.

          But apart from that, I really love the book, makes lot of sense. Wanted to pop in question about morning fasted workouts. I am a marathon runner. So after a tough session in the morning, I refuel with the carbs and protein as you suggest. Does this mean that I should eat another “breakfast” an hour or so later? As you emphasize that the post workout meal is an addition to the normal three daily meals and that they should not be skipped… Thank you!

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