Below is a list of amazing, inspiring people and their awesome blogs! I have been following and reading most of these for years and they have been pivotal in my personal growth and development. Check them out for recipes, information on whole food, paleo, primal and ketogenic lifestyles, exercise and fitness, mental health and motivation, and a whole heap of other awesome info you didn’t know you were missing out on!
Mark’s Daily Apple
Mark Sisson and his team are pretty much the top experts on the primal lifestyle. Daily updates on the latest health information based on scientific evidence, weekly life stories, their own books, courses, products and a huge online community. If you don’t know where to start, START HERE!
Book: The New Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health and Boundless Energy
Stupid Easy Paleo
Steph Gaudreau is an expert on lifting, body positivity, creating your best and most healthiest self all the while sharing delicious recipes. Steph’s approach is truly balanced and her blog, podcasts and Harder to Kill Challenge are incredibly supportive.
Book: The Performance Paleo Cookbook by Steph Gaudreau
George Bryant. Using paleo to help battle his eating disorder. The best slow-cooker pulled pork ever.
Cookbook: The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking
Nom Nom Paleo
Michelle Tam. Feeding her beautiful family and obsessing about food all the time. I love how easy, flavoursome and practical Michelle’s recipes are!
Cookbook: Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
Juli Bauer. Food, fashion, fitness, beauty, travel – Juli does it all with style, grace, generosity and a wicked sense of humour. I wish I could go party in Vegas with her.
Cookbook: Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Gluten-Free Recipes to Help You Shine from Within
Meljoulwan (formerly The Clothes Make the Girl)
Melissa Joulwan. I relate to Mel so much – a love of food, a thyroid that doesn’t work (or in her case, is mostly missing), finding a balance between working out, eating and recovery to create ‘the ingredients for a happy life’.
Cookbooks: Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat & Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
Leanne Vogel. An ultra-passionate Holistic Nutritionist and (in my humble opinion) the Queen of Keto! Eat the good fat, all the fat!
Cookbook: The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence
Darya Rose. Neuroscientist with a passion for healing through healthy food choices, mindful eating, habit building and body positivity. Never diet again.
Book: Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Leo Babauta. If you are looking for a wealth of information on how to create healthy habits, slow-down, make positive change, be mindful, deal with stress and anything else mental health you MUST check Leo out.
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus. Clearing the clutter to make room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Living a meaningful life with less stuff.
Book: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
Ted Talks (not a personal blog – but just as inspirational!)
I love learning new information and Ted Talks brings some of the brightest, most inspirational people worldwide to present on their particular topics – science, medicine, the arts, humanities, design, health, innovation, the environment – you name it, they probably have a talk on it. I like to listen to the latest presentations while cooking and doing the dishes.
Books: TED Books Box Set: The Creative Mind: The Art of Stillness, The Future of Architecture, and Judge This & TED Books Box Set: The Completist: The Terrorist’s Son, The Mathematics of Love, The Art of Stillness, The Future of Architecture, Beyond Measure, … The Laws of Medicine, and Follow Your Gut