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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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Question – I’m an Obese Man, How Can I Lose Weight Without Running?

Answer – The best exercise to help weight loss is strength training. I have answers elsewhere about the best kind of training in that regard. However, exercise only aids weight loss, and does it in four ways: It reduces visceral fat. It makes you more insulin sensitive. It helps retain muscle while allowing fat to be used more for fuel instead of the muscle. It helps motivate you when you feel stronger and see your body change shape. Visceral fat is the fat around your organs under your muscles. It is more insulin sensitive and responds well to exercise. That...

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Question – Can I go to the gym with my wife and achieve different goals with the same workout?

Question – I want to build muscle mass by quite a considerable amount whilst also keeping my fat low, my partner wants to tone and lose weight. We have both been doing weight lifting exercises for some time now and wondering if we can achieve these goals with different diets but the same workout routine? Answer – Yes! Keep working out together. Keep strength training together. It is a myth that women will “bulk up” by lifting heavy. It is also myth that men will get big from lifting heavy. Men will get bigger than women, for sure, but men...