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What’s Wrong With Protein as a Processed Food

What’s the value in consuming protein shakes and protein bars? To get more protein in our diets, you say. We all know by now that we need to focus on getting more protein if we want to feel satiated and lose fat, build muscle and strengthen our immune systems. What if I told you that’s bullshit? Not that we need more protein. We definitely do. Not that protein does all these vital things for our bodies. It does. What’s bullshit is thinking you need to consume processed protein. These shakes and bars are processed food no different from any other...

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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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Everyone is Lying About Their Diet

We all share basic nutritional needs — required amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins — but we can ingest and absorb them in different ways. So most diets will work for someone, but some diets work better for most people. I encourage every new weight loss client to try a paleo/primal lifestyle. Until they get most grains and sweeteners out of their life, no amount of portion control, calorie counting, or exercise will increase lean body mass or keep the fat off. I have some clients who decide to keep eating empty carbs because they like them, but with the realization that...

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Go Keto – Fat Beats Fat and Lethargy and Hunger and Cancer and . . .

The Primal diet is different from the Paleo diet in that Primal encourages eating high fat. Many, perhaps most, Paleo eaters often focus on lean meats. Not Primal. I’ve eaten Primally for five years. Being Primally-aligned means eating low carbohydrate, moderate (enough) protein, and high fat. Why? Because fat is the best macronutrient for fueling our bodies: our bodies evolved to prioritize fat for fuel fat causes the least hormone stress and inflammatory damage as we utilize it every cell in our bodies needs fat (saturated fat!) fat has 9 calories of energy and doesn’t raise our insulin level like carbohydrates do, so, yes, you’ll get...