How to be a Vegetarian Paleo

how to be a vegetarian paleo

A vegetarian Paleo might sound like an oxymoron to you, but it’s actually something that is quite possible.

Having said that, being a vegetarian Paleo (or Paleo vegetarian) is not easy and will require you to tailor your Paleo diet to ensure you get all the nutrients you need. That’s what this article is all about. Below you’ll find suggestions on how best to do a vegetarian Paleo diet.

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7 Surefire Ways to End Sugar Cravings and be Less Stressed about Eating

7 surefire ways to end sugar cravings and stop stress eating

I love frozen yogurt.  

In fact, there was a month last year when I had frozen yogurt probably 15-20 times.  A full-fledged crisis, if you will.

On days that I would walk to the gym (3-5 times per week), I would stop on the way home and get frozen yogurt from one of the many “off-the-wall” shops.  And I didn’t like just the frozen yogurt.  Nope – I loved the M&Ms and chocolate chips that I would mix in.

Everyone who worked at the shops knew my name.  I, on the other hand, made it a point never to learn their names.  Let’s just say that I wasn’t excited to be their favorite regular.

I Can Justify Anything!

The worst part is that although I enjoyed the 5 minutes of eating the fro-yo, I was stressed for the other 23 hours and 55 minutes about NOT going to the frozen yogurt shop.  

In the morning, the first thing I’d think about was that today would be a better day, and I wouldn’t give in to my cravings.  Before I’d go to the gym, I’d tell myself that there was no way I was going to be weak on my way home.  And yet, every time, I’d end up savoring the cookies-and-cream flavored fro-yo.

And afterwards, I’d start stressing about why I’d given in.  Many days, I’d even find ways to justify it to myself.  
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Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

natural alternatives to ginger ale and pedialite

Got this question from a reader recently:

My young daughter has the flu.  My doctor recommends saltine crackers, Pedialite, and ginger ale, but I’d like to find Paleo or natural alternatives.  Can you help?

This is a great question.  

In particular, I love her desire to stay as natural as possible.

Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

As it turns out, recreating Ginger Ale and Pedialite is actually quite simple.
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Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? (A Meticulous Review)

does garcinia cambogia work - a meticulous review

It’s darn near impossible to know what to believe about any weight-loss supplement, right?

Garcinia Cambogia extract is no different. If you watch TV or read Internet articles, you’ll hear hundreds of different stories about whether it’s a miracle drug or a complete scam. And you just don’t know whom to trust.

I feel the exact same way. Clearly, if there is an effective, all-natural weight-loss pill that’s 100% safe, then I want to use it.

But because I don’t know who to trust about Garcinia Cambogia, I decided to comb through all of the clinical trials and peer-reviewed journal articles.

If you want to jump to the answer I got after all my research, just jump down to the section titled “Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?” If you want a more in-depth understanding, then please keep reading.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Stop Stress Eating

3 sure fire ways to stop stress eating

Food plays an important role in pretty much every culture.

And in the US, it often seems that the biggest role food plays is as stress-relief.

When we’re tired, sad, or upset about something, we eat.  And then maybe we eat a little bit more for good measure.

Stress-Eating Starts When We’re Kids

It’s not hard to understand why we stress eat.

It makes us feel better.

Part of the reason it makes us feel better is because food causes the release of certain hormones in our body.  But there’s something else.
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Is Paleo Safe for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides?

is paleo safe for high cholesterol and high triglycerides

Is Paleo Safe for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, and I know it worries a lot of people who are starting or who are thinking about starting a Paleo diet.

First of all, I can’t give anybody specific medical advice (I’m not a doctor, and I don’t know the particular situation).

But I can share my thoughts and personal experiences.

In General, Eating a Paleo Diet is Excellent for Cholesterol Issues

For many years, many doctors have believed that fat and cholesterol in our foods were a problem, but it turns out that those things have very little impact on cholesterol for the majority of people.
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How Sitting on the Beach Made Me Smarter. (A Complete Guide to Vitamin D)

How Sitting on the Beach Made Me Smarter. (A Complete Guide to Vitamin D)

You don’t want to be sick, fat, or dead. Nobody does.

So you try to do everything right. You try to eat better. You try to exercise. You take supplements. Everything.

And it’s hard. It’s hard to stay so good. I know because I’ve been trying for the past 15 years to be as healthy as possible. I always watch what I eat. I go to the gym 4 times per week. And I sleep. Boy, do I love to sleep.

But after years of trying so hard, I’ve learned that some things are more important than others.

No one thing will make you invincible, but there are some things you must do, and one of those really important things is getting enough Vitamin D.

I just got my own blood results back, and my Vitamin D level is right where I want it to be. In this article, I’ll explain exactly why you should make sure that you’re getting enough Vitamin D and how best to do it. And, at the end of this article, I’ll explain how sitting on the beach is making me a little bit smarter and healthier right now.

What the Heck is Vitamin D?

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One Simple, Daily Trick to Become More Productive. Leave It Up to Harvard.

how to be more productive

Most of us feel like we don’t have enough hours in the day for everything that we want or need to do.  

And exercise is typically near the bottom of the list.  When we’re feeling pressured for time, it’s the first thing to go.

But we might have yet another good reason for not skipping exercise, especially when we’re busy.  

Making Time for Exercise Leads to Higher Productivity

Here is the research finding, this time from the Harvard Business Review, of all places:
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How to Increase Your Gut Fermentation and Be Less Hungry

How to Increase Your Gut Fermentation and Be Less Hungry

Fiber.

What a boring topic.

I mean, really – we can’t even digest it. So why read about it?

Perhaps – just perhaps – because it might be the key to your hunger, energy, and fat loss?

Fermentable Fiber and Its Role In Your Gut

Regardless of all the myth and misinformation out there about fiber, the science behind fiber has repeatedly shown that whole-food sources of fiber are consistently associated with reduced risks of obesity, diabetes, and several other chronic diseases.

However, the reasons behind the protective effects of fiber have not always been clear. After all, fiber (by definition) is something that our bodies can’t digest.
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Does the Blood-Type Diet Work?

Does the Blood-Type Diet Work?

You might have heard of the Blood-Type diet.

After all, the book on which it is based, Eat Right for Your Type, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into over 50 languages.

Surely, there must be a lot of good reasons that it’s such a popular diet, right?

Not Really.

The Blood-Type Diet Has Zero Scientific Backing

There’s never been any evidence, controlled or otherwise, to prove that the Blood-Type diet works or even theoretically should work.

But that’s not proof that it doesn’t work.  Science sometimes takes a long time to prove that things work.
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Meta-Study on Heart Disease and Low-Fat Diets is Shocking.

Meta-Study on Heart Disease and Low-Fat Diets is Shocking.

For the most part, conspiracies are 5% reality and 95% myth.

They’re fun to listen to and talk about, but real conspiracies are few and far between, if only because they’re so hard to carry out and keep secret.

And that’s the case for health information.  Drug companies and governments may try to push a certain agenda, but you can only hide so much information.

Low-Fat Diets Are One of the Biggest Cons Ever

However, when it comes to recommendations for low-fat diets to reduce the incidence of heart disease, the mainstream health community (and the government) has somehow kept the myth going for over 50 years that low-fat diets reduce the likelihood of heart disease.

Researchers in Germany recently conducted a meta-analysis of long-term, randomized controlled trials on low-fat versus high-fat diets. Here it is:
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Get Moving! New Study Shows Exercise PREVENTS Stress

Stress is my Nemesis

Exercise Prevents StressSeriously. I don’t know pretty much anyone who isn’t more stressed than they would like to be.

I really just want to be happy and unstressed. All the time.

Lately, I feel like I’ve been doing a pretty good job of it. I tend to wake up in the morning pretty grateful for everything in my life, and I’m excited about most of the things I’m doing during the day.

I may not have mentioned it on the blog before, but I’m getting married soon, and then we’re traveling for quite a while. So, all in all, things are pretty good.

But at least once a week, I get pretty overwhelmed by all the things I need to do (marketing, phone calls, website maintenance), all the things I’ve failed to do (call back friends, start a podcast, read more fiction), and all the things that I could do (play basketball, walk outside, play with the cat). It’s inevitable.

We All Need to Exercise a Bit More – It PREVENTS Stress

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