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Paleo Dieting: How Is It Restrictive?

We hear it all the time: “Paleo is so restrictive!” Umm, not really! It all comes down to perspective. If you think you can’t eat bacon & eggs, or ribeye steak, or seafood because of the cholesterol and saturated fat – now, that’s what WE call restrictive. What should you eat on a Paleo Diet? Paleo is about “JERF”-ing. Just-Eat-Real-Food-ing. There …

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It’s Never Going to Be Perfect

It’s that time of year when many people start to do a self-evaluation of their current state, how they have progressed and where they want to be. It’s no different for me as I turn 58 years old in a few days. Also around this time of year I usually set up a doctor’s appointment and get a very comprehensive …

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Kicking & Screaming!

Five years ago no one could have convinced me that I was going to transform my life. I would have thought that they were smoking something funny.  To tell me that at 52 years old, severely overweight, fighting ever worsening diabetes for over 15 years, unable to go up a flight of stairs without practically passing out that I would …

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It’s a Lifestyle

I really don’t like the word “diet.” Makes me cringe. On a “diet?” OMG that seems like punishment. Diets have end-points. “Imma gonna diet for 6 months to look good at the beach!” But, when the diet is over, it’s back to the same-ole-same-ole and soon all the hard-won gains are gone. And, I hate it when someone tells me …

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The Refined Palate of the Modern Day Cave Woman

Kicking and screaming I fell into the Paleo/Primal path of eating.  Everyone who knows me knew that “Cuisine” not just food, was very important to me.  I am a “Foodie” and will always be one.  I would ALMOST rather stay fat and sick than to eat food that was not splendid.  Almost was the key word.  I had no choice …

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Hero

I have thought for a long time about writing this piece. It might seem a little weird for a wife to write something like this about her husband. But that is how I see him, a hero; my hero. The word hero can mean many different things to many people. In the regular use of the word it usually means someone …

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Who Me?

As I write this (late July, 2013), I find myself staring at “the big 6-1.” It’s much less noteworthy than its predecessor. I do still feel “young at heart;” say, 30? That makes me a 30yo with 30 years’ worth of experience! Thirty is a number I can deal with, but 61 …? Who, me? The question of disbelief, “who, …

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Pay it Forward

Often times in life we are blessed with the help from others. With our fitness transformation so many people have helped us along the way starting from our son introducing us to CrossFit and Paleo nutrition to coaches who have imparted tremendous amount of knowledge and inspiration to friends who have cheered us on and supported our efforts. None of …