Monthly Archives: February 2014

Busting those Paleo myths

Here are some common misconceptions: Paleo is all about meat, meat and more meat. Paleo is a ‘no carb’ diet. Paleo is only affordable for rich people. Paleo will make you constipated. All that saturated animal fat will give you heart disease. Paleo is too restrictive and just a fad diet. These are a few of the criticisms I have come across in my research. They cause confusion and influence people to make uninformed decisions about their health. If you are interested in the truth, then carry on reading. Read the rest of this entry

My fat fasting experiment

You are probably wondering, “What the heck is a fat fast”. In a nutshell, it is a strategy for jump-starting weight loss. It works best for people who are already following a low carb diet but who are battling with the last few kilos or struggling to get off a weight loss plateau. For those of you who are still consuming bowls of pasta and sandwiches for lunch – then I don’t think this is the strategy for you. It would literally be a shock to your system. But low carbers, keep reading, as this approach is rather fascinating. Read the rest of this entry

Tips for getting off a weight loss plateau

Have you been trying this primal, low carb, high fat thing for a while and not getting the results you were hoping for? I have. Are you ready to throw the bathroom scale out the window? I am. It can be very demotivating and frustrating when your weight just doesn’t want to budge. I have come to realize that everyone’s body is different and what works effortlessly for some takes a bit more hard work for others. Getting over plateaus is something I am passionately reading up on at the moment so I thought I would share my findings. Maybe it can help you too. Read the rest of this entry

My kids have never been healthier

Sometimes I feel like a bit of a freak. People shake their heads at me in disbelief when I explain what my family eats (and doesn’t eat). I just don’t get it. My kids eat unprocessed, REAL food. That means fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs  and poultry, healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, butter and coconut oil. They have a little full-fat dairy and dark chocolate as well. Yet by today’s standards, I am the “weirdo” who prefers her kids not to stuff their faces with wheat, gluten, grains, sugar and food that comes out of a box.  When did it become socially acceptable to feed our kids food that doesn’t benefit them in any way and in most cases negatively affects their health, energy levels, concentration and behaviour? Read the rest of this entry