Posted in October 2012

Stuff it!

Stuff it!

When the world gives you a pretty little bowl to fill, you better fill it up with something.  Of course, this is all driven by my quest for new foods on the paleo diet.  I’ve been eating a lot of butternut squash the past few weeks due to its seasonal availability and price.  Right next … Continue reading

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Guess Which Red Meat This Is?

Guess Which Red Meat This Is?

Here’s the problem with modern Western diets?  Too much Omega 6.  You’ve heard me talk about this before but it’s in my face every day so I have to bring it up again.  Caveman diets were an Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio of 1:1.  Today’s diets are in the 15:1 range.  Many scientists identify this imbalance … Continue reading

Great Post Workout Meal!

Great Post Workout Meal!

I had an early workout today so my breakfast was based on a strong craving.  I notice my food choices revolve around my body fuel requirements.  After an hour and a half of cardio and weights, I could only think of protein.  I prepared a two meals because one wasn’t enough.  First chicken, then chicken … Continue reading

Watch the Avocado

Watch the Avocado

You hear about avocado being a good fat.  But keep in mind it’s an Omega 6 fat, not an Omega 3.  We lack the Omega 3 in our diet.  Most of us don’t get enough Omega 3.  You’re looking to balance those two fats out equally.  Please read about Omega 6/3 ratios on the Favorite … Continue reading

New Habits are Hard To Break

New Habits are Hard To Break

One thing I’ve learned in my paleo journey, that good habits are just as hard to break as bad ones.  So start a good habit and watch the results.  Eliminating bread, pasta, and other wheat products is a great start to a healthy diet.  If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times, … Continue reading

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Before paleo, I would never have tried butternut squash, especially for breakfast.  Talk about a great source of carbs!  Buying a whole butternut squash can be intimidating.  It looks like you’re buying a Halloween decoration.  Instead, you’re buying a weeks worth of Vitamin A and half your Vitamin C.  The Omega 6/3 ratio is great, … Continue reading

Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad

I discovered the paleo diet almost 2 years ago while searching online for athletes’ diets.  I was frustrated with my workouts and looking to improve my performance so I could see some progress.  No matter what we do, there’s always room for improvement.  We all experience plateaus.  I wanted to shake things up and I … Continue reading

Pork Belly, not Bacon

Pork Belly, not Bacon

I happened upon a new butcher in town, Lindy & Grundy on Fairfax.  So thrilled to meet the owner and learn about their local sources for organic meats.  They bring in whole carcass and do all their butchering on site.  I’m especially excited to try the no soy, no corn chicken.  They were out of … Continue reading

When You Want Carbs, Eat These, Not These

When You Want Carbs, Eat These, Not These

When asked about the paleo diet, I always hear, “I could never give up carbs.  I love bread.  What do you eat instead?”  My response?  Eat calories that are nutritious.  Don’t eat empty calories.  Bread and many other “carbs”, are empty calories, meaning, there’s little nutritional value other than carbohydrates.  One of the important factors … Continue reading

Use Carrots!

Use Carrots!

I put all those beautiful carrots from the farmers’ market to use.  I grew up having carrots as a snack.  Little bags of baby carrots are still a great option for getting root vegetables into your diet.  The bad choice comes when you dip those carrots into hummus or ranch dressing.  Hummus is a paleo … Continue reading