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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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Recipe – Paleo Fiesta Enchiladas – Gluten and Dairy Free

It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe. That’s mostly because I eat simply. Meat, greens, nuts, and berries — that’s my diet. I indulge sometimes, but I always get back to meat-greens. It’s where my body works best for energy, mood, strength, and weight. But I have a family, and they like — as they point out often — FLAVOR. Seriously, though, what has more flavor than a ribeye? I don’t understand. I once had my husband complain “Steak…AGAIN?” Whaaa? I’m fortunate to be at a place in my life where I can have steak daily, so...

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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...