Paleo Success Story: Competitive Drive

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It’s one thing to read about why eating Paleo foods and living a Paleo lifestyle is great for you.  It’s another to constantly see the changes that people just like you are achieving.  “Success” is bracketed because it’s different for everyone, and in the end, it’s all about the journey rather than the destination. This guest post is from Lindsay

Like everybody else, I’m pretty busy.

I work a full-time job, I’m attending school at night to get my MBA, and I try to fit in regular Crossfit workouts.  Oh…and life happens, meaning that something else seems to come up every day.

Trying to fit eating better into my life has not been automatic, then, but it has been amazing.  This is my “success” story.

About Lindsay

My name is Lindsay, and I’ve been pretty strictly Paleo since January 2013.  I’m in my late 20s, live in Pittsburgh, and am married with no kids.

Growing up, I played a lot of sports, from basketball to softball to soccer.  But as I started working and going to graduate school, my activity level dropped off quite a bit, and my diet was certainly less than ideal.

Why I Went Paleo

In 2012, I started Crossfitting.  I’ve always loved sports and physical activity, so I immediately loved Crossfit.
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21 Easy Paleo Mayo Recipes

21 Easy Paleo Mayo Recipes

I didn’t discover the joy of mayo until late in life. I was always a ketchup girl myself – ketchup on burgers, hash browns, sausage, etc. It was the perfect (yet unhealthy) sauce to sate my sweet tooth when eating meat and potatoes as I was growing up.

Mayo has a much more subtle flavor and goes well with such a greater variety of foods. Also, so many amazing sauce derivatives use it is as a base; I never realized how often I was eating it and just calling it something depending on one or two different ingredient from the standard.

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Clean 15 Foods

clean 15 foods

If you’re looking to buy conventional produce rather than organic produce (to save money or because you don’t have much organic produce available where you live), then these 15 foods are the best ones to go for in terms of low pesticide residue.

Do you want me to email this list to you?
If so, just click here.

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How to Convince Your Family to Eat Healthier (and that you’re not crazy)

HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR FAMILY TO EAT HEALTHIER

Getting healthy, losing weight, and sticking to a diet of real food – these tasks are difficult for most of us in the best of circumstances.  However, if you’re also struggling to either convert or just gain the support of your spouse and/or kids, then everything suddenly seems a lot harder.

Have you ever wondered how much easier it would be if your entire family was actually excited about making better and healthier food and lifestyle choices?  What if it were your entire family and all of your friends?  How easy would it be in that case for you to make better choices and decisions about your health?

I’m here to tell you that not only is that situation possible, but I’ve seen thousands of people do it.  And most of those people started out thinking that their families were too stubborn, too unsupportive, or just too lazy to ever care about their health.

And even though everybody’s situation is different, you can use the same approach to get your family on board with eating and living healthier.  There’s a formula for how to do it.

My Story

My wife, Louise, is a very successful health author, blogger, and speaker, and she runs one of the 2 magazines that we own (Healthy Recipes Magazine).

When you read that, you might be thinking, “Wow, Jeremy was really lucky to find someone who is so excited about and interested in health.”
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Seared Scallops with Beet Relish Recipe – Guest Post

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This is a recipe from Dr. Loren Cordain’s new book, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, which contains 250 delicious, 100% Paleo recipes, coupled with the scientific evidence suggesting why each dish is comprised of the best ingredients to attain optimal health. You can order it on Amazon here.

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What’s The Best Food For Your Dog?

What's The Best Food For Your Dog - Paleo Dog Food

Jeremy and I recently got a super cute shih tzu puppy called Karma. He was 9 months old when we adopted him from a rescue.

He’s a shy little fellow, but when he feels safe and comfortable (like inside our home), his true colors comes out, and he runs around chasing us in joy. You’ll typically find him gnawing on some raw hide, chasing us around the house, or enjoying a nap with his favorite stuffed friends.

shih tzu running - karma

I want Karma to live a long and healthy life, and so I’ve been researching the best diet for dogs. Is a raw dog food diet the best? What about grain-free? Does the ancestral diet matter? Is there a Paleo dog food?

I’m sure you also want the best for your dog, and as we all know diet matters a lot when it comes to health, longevity, and happiness.

So, I hope this article helps you and your best friend on the journey to better health.

Here’s what I found…

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Easy Mango and Chicken Salad Recipe with Coconut Caesar Dressing [AIP, Paleo, Dairy-free]

paleo mango chicken salad recipe

This is a really easy and quick summer paleo salad recipe with a simple coconut caesar dressing. Hope you enjoy it.  And if you’re following the AIP protocol, then this recipe is completely compliant!

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If so, just Click Here.

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$1 Weight Loss – 15 Books including 2 of My Favorites

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One Thing…

That’s often all it takes to make a HUGE difference in our lives. And it’s the same for weight loss.

Although losing weight requires getting a lot of things right (eating well, removing pathogens, being active, etc.), it’s often the right tweak that will make everything easier and quicker for you.

That’s why I definitely encourage you to check out…

The $1 Weight Loss Book Event

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For one day only (Tuesday January 20th), 15 awesome weight loss books will be just $1 (and you can buy them all directly from Amazon).

$1 Weight Loss Books

Honestly, I haven’t read all 15 of these books. However, I’ve read quite a few, and you don’t need to get them all.

Here are my favorites:

  1. Perfect Health Diet. This is Paul Jaminet’s book on everything nutrition. Paul is one of the smartest and least-biased health writers I know. And that means that his book offers some of the best advice around on getting healthy and losing weight.
  2. Foodist. Darya Pino Rose is another of my favorite people. Also incredibly smart, Darya focuses on ways to make eating and living healthy as practical and easy as possible. Her book (Foodist) was chosen by the Editors of Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2014.
  3. The World’s Greatest Weight Loss Secret. This, of course, is my own book. And although I’m normally humble about it, this is actually an excellent book on getting your family and friends on board, which is perhaps the biggest key to making your own life and weight-loss journey easier.

The event is being hosted at BuckBooks.net, and you can see the full list of $1 weight-loss books by clicking here.

Or, if you just want one of the 3 books above, then you can go directly to amazon.com and find them.

Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan-Fried Peaches

paleo steak salad with coconut pan-fried peaches recipe

Why I Used To Hate Steak

I used to hate steak. At first, it was just because I didn’t like things that had blood coming out, and then once I got over that hump, it was because I was too scared to cook steak. Steak is often expensive, and I was terrified that I would ruin it.

Finally, I decided to take a chance and try cooking steak (using the pan-frying method). It was easy!
Maybe my steaks don’t taste quite as juicy as Gordon Ramsay’s, but I still love it.

My Simple Way of Cooking Steak

My simple way of cooking steak is to salt it before hand, then heat a frying pan with lots of ghee in it. Then carefully put the steak in, cook it for 3 minutes on high heat, then flip it and cook it for another 3 minutes on high heat. Then I’ll gently feel the steak with a spatula to see how firm or soft it is. Usually, it’s about medium rare at this point, and I cook it for 1-2 minutes longer to get it to medium. After cooking, I rest the steak on a plate for 5 minutes (some of the blood and juices will flow out) and then serve it.

Note – this is for a thin steak (for a thicker steak, it’s much better to stick it into the oven for a few minutes on 450-500F after pan-frying it on high heat for 30-60 seconds on each side).

My Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe

There are plenty of ways of eating steak, but salads are always delicious (and I love how easy they are too). So, here’s my easy Paleo steak salad recipe with some peaches fried in coconut oil. (If you omit the ghee and cook with coconut oil, then it’s AIP compliant too.)

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Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger Recipe – Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger - Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

This Mediterranean Chicken Burger recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.

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