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"This book is going to help a lot of people." That's the first thing I said to my friend DJ Foodie, after I got a look at TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE. I knew this book offered a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity for changing lives.
I was far from alone in saying that if you're going to get one low carb book ever, this is THE ONE.
In this massive (574-page) book, DJ meticulously outlines his research-based “Low Primal” philosophy and shares the secrets that helped him lose 141 pounds. He doesn't just explain what he did, but the "why" behind it to help you make your own informed decisions.
Part low carb how-to, part cookbook, and 100% fun–this is a truly practical reference for eating in the real world. This book sold out multiple printings and earned rave reviews for good reason.
I borrowed this book from a friend after asking what she had done to lose so much weight. This book has completely changed my mindset of how to eat correctly. Not only have I lost 50 lbs in less than 6 months and dropped 3 pants sizes but it has gave me my life back. It is packed full of great recipes and a vast array of knowledge that only someone with years of experience could acquire... Don't hesitate to get your copy today and start living your life again. Be happy and healthy!
BEN SCHLEGEL // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE
They have given me hope. I did not get the cooking gene. These books really make me want to try. I actually took Taking Out the Carbage on a weekend camping trip with me recently just to inspire myself. It is beautifully done, incredibly well written, and amazingly informative. I have learned a lot already. Cooking is a dreadful activity in my world. But DJ makes me want to try. On top of that, when I had a question, he answered me kindly, promptly, and encouragingly. What a wonderful man! Thanks, again, DJ! Buy them, read them, use them!
CELESTE HIMANEK // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
I just received mine and went down the rabbit hole for an hour without even realizing it. These books are FANTASTIC and worth every penny. After losing 100lbs in the last year, I'd still like to maintain a lower carb lifestyle and these books are just what I was looking for!!!! Cannot WAIT to read more. Thank you, Low Carb Zen and DJ Foodie!!!
KELLY MILLER // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
I have about 30 cookbooks... these are the ones I use, and enjoy, the most. Not just for the great, easy recipes... His writing style makes it a pleasure to read! I recommend them both...and I have a ton of low carb/keto books. I have a hard copy of Fakery and a pdf of Carbage. The pdf is very well laid out and easy to access any page, illustrations and photos are so engaging...thank you for these great books DJ!
MARY LOU FOLEY // TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE & THE FAKERY
We want you to be 100% DELIGHTED! For paper books, please review the bonus PDF right away. Refunds are available before shipping (the next day). We cannot accept returns. PDF purchases are eligible for refund for up to 60 days. Other refunds may be available for unusual circumstances (such as a transit-damaged book)–contact DJ for assistance. Ready to get cooking?!
Save yourself the stress of figuring it out on your own. Right now, you can also add DJ Foodie's comprehensive baking primer, THE FAKERY: EASY GUIDE TO GRAIN-FREE QUICK BREADS in a special, combo offer and save.
Not really. A couple recipes are (intentionally) more involved, with step-by-step instructions to teach specific cooking techniques. But most of what you get are normal, everyday recipes using readily-available ingredients. It's the kind of stuff you’d be making for dinner, with a few fancier, "company's coming" options. It’s a very practical cookbook, with instructions clear enough for any level of cooking expertise.
DJ's books are Keto-friendly, although not Keto-specific (with specific ratios of macros). DJ’s recommended target in CARBAGE is 30 net carbs a day, so the vast majority of recipes are under 10 net carbs a serving. FAKERY is similar and most of the recipes do use common keto macro percentages. Bonus points: Nutritionals are broken down–not just by recipe, but by ingredient–so it’s extremely convenient for trackers.
More or less. DJ’s orientation is “Low Primal,” so natural food is always the star. Some recipes include dairy. Honey is not recommended as a sweetener because of its impact on blood glucose, but information on using honey as a sweetener is still included in CARBAGE. So you're free to make the recipes however works best for you.
Yes! There are no wheat products in the ingredients. But if you need to be completely gluten-free, please be sure to check the brands you use because as you already know, gluten mysteriously shows up in lots of places we wouldn’t expect to see it. Sneaky gluten!
Not exactly. You can get the PDF version. Unfortunately, these books cost a small fortune to ship abroad. Some of our paper-book-loving friends have sent them to friends or a mailing service for forwarding, but we understand that's a lot of fuss. We hope to offer them worldwide someday. But for now, everyone can get the PDF versions.
Look for an email within a few minutes of ordering. Sometimes, spam filters do eat it, though. There are also download links on the order confirmation page. However, if you can't find the links or are just having any kind of trouble with the process, no worries. Just give a holler for an alternate link and all the help you need getting it sorted.
We're talking very large PDF files – hundreds of full-color pages – so sometimes a download will go awry, especially on iPads. Those iPads are fussy as well as shiny! Give a holler and we'll get you fixed right up.
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DJ Foodie once weighed 352 pounds, describing himself as “depressed, sick and scared.” Low Primal eating offered him a second chance at a healthier life.
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef DJ has worked under some of the greatest chefs on the West Coast. He’s hosted a food-themed radio show, served as Manager of Special Projects at AllRecipes.com, and owned a catering company.
DJ's unique combination of personal weight loss history and professional expertise puts him in a singular position to help YOU follow in his Low Primal footsteps–deliciously!
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So far, every printing of this book has sold out. We're doing better at keeping it in stock, but it may be best not to wait too long.