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The Whole 30, Day 5

I have nothing terribly exciting to say today; so, just a quick post. I am finding that breakfast is the hardest meal to make well rounded and healthy (only because I am trying to do 8,000 things in the morning before I leave to see patients!) When I had a dozen hard boiled eggs ready to go in the beginning of the week, it was a no brainer, but we ate those quickly. My usual breakfast pre-Whole 30 was a Primal Fuel shake on the way to work. We ordered the Primal Fuel from Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. It is a really healthy shake, made with coconut milk, but since I’m not positive its Whole 30 compliant I have been making my own smoothies in the blender. So, this morning (again) I had a smoothie on the way to work, and also ½ salmon patty from dinner.                                                                             I worked all day, so lunch was another full salmon patty, an apple and macadamias. Dinner was one of my favorite meals – Dave’s burgers! My hubby makes the best burger ever. We ate them on lettuce buns (as usual!) with sweet potatoes topped with ghee. Dave put the condiments on my plate, but I ended up only using a tiny bit of mustard, since the catsup had sugar in it (grrrr…..even though it is organic). easy approval personal loan My goal over the weekend is to do more cooking so that I have easy to grab breakfast meals next week. Are you doing The Whole 30? If so, leave me a comment so I can hear how you are doing!

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What the “bleep” is Paleo?

Since I did my post on 5 Random Things, I have had people ask me what the <bleep> is Paleo?  The short answer is that Paleo is short for Paleolithic and refers to a lifestyle and eating plan similar to that of our pre-agricultural ancestors.  No, this isn’t an historical re-enactment, this is a way of living that gets back to eating good, whole foods that are gluten, grain and legume free with little or no dairy. Here is how Robb Wolf, one of the leading Paleo proponents explains it: In simple terms the paleo diet is built from modern foods that (to the best of our ability) emulate the foods available to our pre-agricultural ancestors: Meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, roots, tubers and nuts. On the flip-side we see an omission of grains, legumes and dairy. As this is directed to folks new to the paleo diet idea we need to address the “What Abouts.” This is the seemingly endless list of ingredients that folks ask: “What about artificial sweeteners, agave nectar, red wine…” In simple terms, if it’s not meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, roots tubers or nuts…it’s a “no-go.” At least initially. I like to see people go after paleo strictly in the beginning so we get the best possible results, then folks can tinker from there. I’ve detailed all of this information in my FAQ shopping and food guide, and quick start guides. These are all available for free (you do not need to buy the book to get any of the information) and it details all of the special considerations of autoimmunity, fat loss, athletic performance and muscle gain. If you have any interest in how the Paleo lifestyle can benefit you, Robb’s book and website will keep you occupied for hours.  He is the witty, […]

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