So, I’ve been a TAD bit busy with wedding planning this week. Engagement photos, suit shopping, flower buying, musician procuring, and on and on. Even with only 23 guests, this thing is very stressful! So I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties, but I’m going to make up for it by telling you about the most interesting things I’ve heard in the Paleo world lately. Yes, I do still make time for reading my favorite bloggers amidst my chaos!
Baby Boy for Paleo Plan!
The first bit of news that I can not believe we didn’t share with you sooner is that Jason, my partner here at Paleo Plan, and his wife, Holly, welcomed their first beautiful baby into the world on April 9th!
His name is Roman Glaspey and he’s adorable. Mom and baby, as well as Jason, are quite healthy and getting into the swing of new parenthood. Congrats to the Glaspey’s, and welcome to you, little Roman!
Mark Sisson of marksdailyapple.com has done it again with his interesting and quippy blog posts. He covered peanut butter in a recent blog post for all those Primal/Paleo people out there who can’t seem to give up their Skippy.
I receive a lot of questions from people who want to know why peanut butter is not allowed on the Paleo diet, and what they can substitute it with. Almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia butter, and pistacchio butter all come to mind, and you can buy high quality jars of all of them from www.futtersnutbutters.com. Again, here’s the link to that blog post by Mark Sisson for a great overview of the pros and cons of peanut butter.
Many of you may know that I link to Chris Kresser at www.chriskresser.com quite a bit. He’s a magician researcher and a very smart guy. He often covers topics in such detail that they require a series of posts. Raw milk is his latest endeavor, and while I’m not a fan of dairy, I think if you’re going to consume it, it should be raw. That means unpasteurized and non-homogenized. Here are the links to the first two posts in the series so far. It’s highly informative and thoroughly researched.
Feeding Tubes for Weight Loss
What!? Yeah, that’s what I said when I read about this on Angelo Coppola’s Latest In Paleo. Here’s a New York Times article on the subject. Maybe I’m way behind on my crash dieting pop culture, but this sounds crazy to me. Many brides-to-be are turning to doctors to help them fit into their wedding gowns on the big day. Their docs give them feeding tubes with very low calorie, NO-carb solutions in them, which they stick up their noses and into their stomachs all day for 10 days.
At only 800-calories per day and no carbs, I can’t imagine how energized and not dizzy these people are feeling (that was sarcastic). Can someone please shed some light on how people are feeling on these programs and how quickly they gain the weight back? Have any of you done this? If so, I’m dying to know how it was for you…