My vote goes to Kyle Maynard; paleohacker, collegiate wrestler, mixed martial artist, lifter, and humble-seeming guy. Makes me feel like a wuss for complaining about anything. I stumbled across one of his posts here where someone asks if he's the same Kyle Maynard who's so inspirational, and he's all like "aww shucks, don't embarrass me!" What a swell guy!
Also, I love reading paleo weight loss stories, and can't believe the number of paleos who provide vast amounts of free information and answer questions for those new to the diet/culture. For example, this website. No one gets money for answering questions, and I bet many people have learned lots and lots of new things.
Kurt Harris is the one who inspired me to look seriously at Paleo. He and Gary Taubes gave me the intellectual foundation to really follow the program.
For me it's Erwan Le Corre. I found his website (www.movnat.com) early in my paleo research and his message really hit home with me. Though he focuses more on the movement and physicality than on food with his MovNat program - his views on the "human zoo" and the way he shows what humans are really physically capable of are inspiring.
Most inspirational? I suppose when i got started going paleo it was Sisson. His tone overall is very inspiring and light hearted, but still educational.
Once i got going though, id say Kurt Harris' tone of authority and cold, hard facts drove me to really learn about our body and cement home that paleo is the real base of health.
Now, having been on the path for a good year and still loving it, Id say Robb Wolf and Andy Deas on their podcast for giving me more and more good-natured, fun, fuel for my fire.
Loren Cordain. If I hadn't run into his book I'd be twenty pounds heavier, diabetic, hypertensive and on statins, Metformin, and beta blockers.
Mark Sisson, for encouraging me to get off my somewhat thinner ass and exercise, thereby kicking the Paleo thing to the next level.
Those two have shown me how to control health problems that have dogged me all my adult life. Now, if I ever find myself fat and miserable again, I will know exactly how I got there, who to blame, and how to fix my problems.
Stephan Guyenet deserves a mention here. His posts are very well researched, professional, well written, and he sprinkles the humor in there without ever being judgmental. He seems to be active or at least interested in barefooting (or Vibrams), parkour, trapping/gathering. Pretty badass if you ask me.
He tends to be a bit softer in tone than Harris. Personally, I side with Harris rather than Guyenet on the issue of eating fermented grains, but really, the two of them make for the top of my "must read" list.
A lot of people to pick, but rather early in my paleo-life, I found the website 'health and fitness for homo sapiens'. It's author Keith has quite a broad view on paleo-lifestyle. His site is not very flashy, but definitely worth checking!
And then the other Keith that has been very inspirational is Keith Norris, from Theory to Practice. I really like his blog!
And then I have to agree with Aaron about Erwan Le Corre. Very inspirational.
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