Category: Paleo

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Why Keto? Why Progress from Paleo to Low Carb

I just received Mark Sisson’s new book. As happens to many on Paleo or Primal diets, he progressed to a Ketogenic diet. (I have, too.) When Mark does something, he brings plenty of research along with it to share. This book has so much information and straight-forward steps to guide you, not to mention recipes. The summary below is the WHY of keto. From Mark Sisson’s new book The Keto Reset Diet: Ketogenic eating allows you to benefit from the extraordinary (and long scientifically validated) metabolic efficiency , general health, and longevity benefits of fasting, but without having to actually...

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What You Don’t Know About Low Carb – It’s the Calories OUT

I received an email from yet another trainer telling me the “truth” about weight loss and his special program. He tells me the only way to lose weight is through calorie deficit, either directly (limiting calories) or indirectly (limiting macronutrients which in effect limits calories). He tells me I can cut out fats or proteins or carbs and get the same results. My trainer tells me when the low-carb diet works, the “reduction in carb intake — in and of itself — had nothing to do with it” because “fat loss ALWAYS comes down to calories in vs calories out.”...

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My Oven Fire Proves This Gluten-free Bread Can’t Fail

If you know my story, you’ll know how much I once loved bread. I was a gourmet baker making various grain breads from scratch weekly. I made loaves, pizza doughs, and baked goodies. I had a blueprint for building my own outdoor brick oven. Then I went primal and never looked back. I thoroughly understand the detrimental effect of gluten. Still, bread is good as a table extender — meaning it’s cheap and filling. It makes lunches and quick meals easier with sandwiches. And empty carbs are fine in moderation for my kids and my husband, if not for me. Nobody needs gluten. Or...

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Build Your Tribe – Start at the Gym

Interesting comparison with how our ancestors spent their day versus how we do. It’s easy to think we work less with our modern conveniences, but that’s not likely the case. Nor is it likely that we get as much sleep or socializing as they did. We spend outr time differently, but how much do we squander? HUNTER-GATHERERS Hunting and gathering food 5 hours Sleep, nap, rest, relax 10 hours Shelter and basic needs chores 3 hours Leisure time and group socializing 6 hours (Based on the !Kung Bushmen of Africa) US Workplace 9 hours Commute 2 hours Sleep 6.7 hours Screen...