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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and...
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I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about...
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Ever fear that what you’re doing, eating or even thinking will make you fat? Fear not!  Today I’m going to repudiate the myths about weight gain I most frequently hear or see. In my humble opinion, you won’t get fat if (Fill In the Blank). 1. I don’t do a cardio workout every day. As...
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This is the fourth post in a series on stepping into a healthier fall. Turning life upside down may result in short-term and short-lived gains, but baby steps, well executed, go a long way towards making you a happier, healthier person. If one of your behemoth health goals is to eat better, you may not even...
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As I mentioned in greater depth last week, baby steps can go a long way in developing healthy habits that stick. If you turn your life upside down to eat better or exercise more, you may end up right back where you started. There’s only so much change our bodies can handle at one time!...
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Occasionally, when I prepare dinner early and am seeking entertainment while doing so, I turn on the television to watch Dr. Oz — I am interested to know which health topics are top of mind among consumers. Perhaps it’s sheer chance, but it seems he is always talking about some food product, herb, supplement, procedure...
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Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet...
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I’m looking forward to the AFC and NFC championships this weekend. And though Tar Heel Hakeem Nicks is one man I’m excited about, I’m also cheering for Ray Lewis, especially after reading a recent article in USA Today entitled, “Hungry for Another Title, Ravens’ Lewis Watches Diet.” This article disclosed a few things Lewis consumes...
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I was on vacation last week in the South, specifically Wilmington, NC. It never fails – after a week-long visit – I feel like I have gained ten pounds. Between biscuits and sauces and desserts, I eat more rich foods than my body is accustomed. So my intention today was to write a third post in...
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This is the second, in a 4-part series, on how to put your favorite recipes on a diet, making them healthier and just as delicious in the process! Click here to read Part I, which includes some of my general “diet” recommendations. Last week, after I shared my recipe diet tips for Shrimp ‘N Grits,...
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