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Homemade Sweet Potato “Chips”

One of my favorite ways to get carbs in my diet is homemade sweet potato rounds, or "chips". As I've said before, I need a good amount of carbs in my diet or I feel terrible. I do some sort of exercise 4 to 7 days a week, whether it's walking, climbing, running, sprinting, riding a horse, or doing high intensity interval training. I know it's possible to do that while on a high fat, very low carb diet, but … Continue reading

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Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Carbs

When I was at the PaleoFX conference, we were given mostly meat to eat. I was grateful for the food, but I really like vegetables and fruit. So I went to a co-op and got some celery. I was chomping on the celery stalk as I walked through the conference hall and someone actually said to me, "Whoa, vegetables!" as if I'd committed some Paleo crime. There was such a vibe of carbs-are-the-devil at the conference that Dr. Emily Deans … Continue reading

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Q&A: Fatigue and That Pesky Belly Fat

A member recently wrote us in response to my recent post, Paleo for the Active Person, and I thought some of you might be able to relate. Q: I’m stuck. I haven’t lost weight (belly fat) in two months. I strictly eat Paleo via the plan everyday… week after week and now month after month. I walk and was even going to the gym… until the low energy got the better of me. I have hypothyroidism… and according to my … Continue reading

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Paleo for the Active Person

I talked to a guy recently who told me he'd tried eating Paleo and failed. At first I thought, "He just can't resist the temptation of donuts for breakfast and bread for lunch." And then I let him plead his case, and it went something like this: when he gave Paleo a shot, he found he didn't have the energy he needed throughout the day. He was super tired, lethargic and couldn't get through his workouts. I'm sometimes too quick … Continue reading

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Want something bready? Eat this.

I'm a pretty strict Paleo eater, especially lately.  I find that when I veer off the path, I feel like crap.  Sugar makes me feel like a heroin addict (not that I would know...), replete with the "I'll do anything to get more of that stuff" sensation.  Grains have a similar effect, and dairy is my most merciless enemy.  I was born to eat this way, whether I like it or not. If there's one thing I miss on my … Continue reading