Posted in March 2013

Easter Paleo

Easter Paleo

All this talk of eggs has inspired an Easter paleo post.  Eggs are an Easter favorite.  Deviled eggs and hard boiled eggs are paleo, as long as you’re not mixing in good ‘ol Hellman’s mayo.  Wait, isn’t mayonnaise just eggs, oil, and vinegar?  Yes, but Hellman’s and most store brand mayo is made with soybean … Continue reading

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I’d Bet You Haven’t Made This Before

I’d Bet You Haven’t Made This Before

Just a few steps to make this tasty, nutritious, side dish.  Before paleo, I use to eat rice several times a week.  I’d make a huge pot a few times a week and have it on hand whenever I wanted.  I haven’t had rice for almost two years now and never missed it.  Rice has … Continue reading

Pitfalls of a New Diet

Pitfalls of a New Diet

No matter what diet you start, modifying your daily habits can be challenging.  The poorer your habits, the harder it is.  Moving away from a diet of high salt, sugar, and fatty foods will seem boring and bland. First, acknowledge that eating bad foods is suicide.  Once you realize that and make a conscious decision … Continue reading

Protein – Bang for the Buck

Protein – Bang for the Buck

I ran a marathon yesterday so all that was on my mind last night and this morning was protein.  Protein is essential in muscle building.  Building muscle requires 85-110% of your lb. body weight, in grams, per day.  To make this easy, if you’re 150 lbs and want to build muscle, make sure you have … Continue reading

The Pre-Race Meal

The Pre-Race Meal

Everyone has heard of carbo loading.  In case you haven’t, it’s when endurance athletes eat more carbohydrates before a race in order to store the maximum energy in their muscles.  How do you do this?  Calculate the carbs you need for your body weight using any carb load calculator.  Then eat them 24-48 hours before … Continue reading

100 Days – Celebrate!  What To Expect.

100 Days – Celebrate! What To Expect.

This is my 100th food post!  I never imagined all that has happened in the last 9 months, from writing this blog.  Thanks to all of the readers, all over the world (almost 50 countries), who have stopped in to visit, comment, and question.  Your readership keeps me focused and humble.  I especially would like … Continue reading

Pick Three, Not One.

Pick Three, Not One.

Growing up, I recall a balanced meal being a protein, a vegetable, and a starch.  Since the paleo diet, now I know that a balanced meal means balanced in nutrients, all the way down to omega 6 and omega 3 fats.  How does one do this?  It’s best to start with vegetables and selecting several … Continue reading

Why We Need Omega 3

Why We Need Omega 3

When people ask me what the key to the paleo diet is, there are a few different ways I answer based on who is asking the question.  If you’re looking for a high level answer, anthropologists say, 2.5 million years of man, 10,000 years of agriculture, 10,000 years of cancer, heart disease, diabetes.  There are … Continue reading

Paleo 420

Paleo 420

One thing about the paleo diet, it makes you think about your food.  There’s never a meal where I go through the motions and robotically prepare it, like I use to do with spaghetti and meat sauce three times a week.  Boil water and throw a handful of pasta in while a jar of sauce … Continue reading