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Things to look forward to when I’m thin

About 4 years ago I journalled about how I was feeling about being over-weight.  I was at my all time heaviest and was not feeling good about myself at all.  My blood work results didn’t look good and I was suffering from aches and pains.  I was 36 years old and I felt 80. This was the start of my journey to better health. Check out the photo below. That’s me in 2010. Read the rest of this entry

Do you find the paleo diet confusing?

confusedSo many people just don’t know what they should and shouldn’t be eating on a Paleo diet.

  • Is the Paleo diet low-carb or low-fat? Is saturated fat permitted?
  • How much protein should someone eat on a Paleo diet?
  • Does the Paleo diet include dairy products – or not? Which kinds of dairy?
  • Are any grains permitted?

These questions and the varied answers one can find on the internet or in books cause confusion for many of us. I have just finished reading a very interesting article by Dr. Chris Kresser titled, “Moving from a paleo diet to a paleo template”.  It really made sense to me. Here are some of his and my own ideas around this concept. Read the rest of this entry

10 reasons to give up grains

pancakesWarm flaky croissants, hot buttered toast with jam, pancakes dripping with maple syrup. Sounds divine doesn’t it? Something that good can’t be that bad for you right? Life’s little pleasures and all that. I am hoping that what I have to share with you today, will help you see these foods in a different light.

I need to be honest at this point – I love these  foods too. I am from Italian stock  and was practically raised on pasta, ciabatta bread and Panettone. Unfortunately, I still often succumb to temptation. Put my sister-in-laws carrot cake in front of me and you won’t have to twist my rubber arm. I will gladly accept a slice and cite the 80/20 principle to justify the indulgence. Read the rest of this entry