You’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet already… possibly called the caveman diet, or possibly by one of the many sub-divisions and classifications of which humans are so fond, such as the Primal Diet or the Ancestral Diet. This article isn’t really about understanding what it means to follow the Paleo Diet, or to
Every time there is a natural disaster, I think about preparedness and how I know we should have food and water stored in case we should be the next people impacted by such forces of nature. When I think of this, I always think, “Do we have to eat beans and rice to get through?”
My trainer Loretta, in response to my resting comfortably on a plateau, has required me to keep a journal of all that I eat for two weeks. I eat mostly paleo, I thought, and didn’t really know how this was going to help. I also thought that I didn’t want to have to do a
The pressure cooker is a brilliant tool for getting in the habit of cooking for yourself.
Meat comes out tender and juicy, root veggies are done to perfection, and nothing we’ve yet cooked takes longer than about an hour and twenty minutes from start to finish (not including prep time).
Recently, I was interviewed at quite some length for this article which was published in the Indy Star, the subject of which is the Paleo Diet. It was a pretty exciting conversation, I felt… the author had some understanding of the basics, and also many of the common misconceptions which folks new to the idea of the diet experience (Where do I get my calcium? Aren’t whole grains important?). We discussed each of these, and I was left with the impression she had come to an understanding of why they were non-issues. Or at least an understanding of the arguments I’d presented…
Conventional training wisdom can make eating Paleo and having effective post-workout (PWO) nutrition seem incompatible. Everyone knows that you need a big carb load along with your protein; the insulin spike will take advantage of the optimum protein synthesis window and simultaneously replenish glycogen stores. The fastest and easiest way to do this is with protein powders, or dairy (which are Paleo no-nos). What is an athlete to do?
Here are the quick facts on coconut oil: mostly comprised of medium-chain triglycerides, (predominately lauric acid), it’s solid at room temperature and has a high smoke point, making it excellent for use in cooking. The main functional, culinary differences between refined and unrefined coconut oil are that refined has a higher smoke point and little taste, whereas unrefined breaks down at a lower temperature and very much tastes like coconut. But what, if any, are the real health benefit differences between them?
This is an article I posted a while back on our old nutrition blog… the beef we bought is long gone (and boy was it tasty!), and we’re getting ready to buy another partial side of beef. But, the info in here is good, so please don’t mind the inaccurate present tense. 🙂