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The Complete Guide to Saturated Fat

I began my career as a Registered Dietitian at a time when fat was bad stuff and saturated fat was particularly feared and reviled. As a student of nutrition I had been indoctrinated to this way of thinking which had taken hold decades earlier in the 1950s with Ancel Keys's Six Country Analysis of Japan, Italy, England, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Keys presented his findings with a graph that revealed a positive association between animal fat intake from … Continue reading

Hungry All Day? Snacking A Lot? Let’s Fix That.

This post may be relevant to you whether you eat Paleo or not. It doesn't matter if you're eating grains, sugar, dairy, and legumes or a Paleo diet, you may be suffering from the hungries all day. Here's what you can do to fix it. 1. Eat more breakfast. If you're eating 2 eggs and 1 piece of bacon for breakfast and then wondering why you're so blasted hungry 1 hour later, it's because you're not eating enough food. The … Continue reading

Ketosis Experiment Update: I Yield

As one commenter put it, I've cravenly gone "running back to my 'safe starches'" after experimenting with nutritional ketosis (NK) for a paltry 6 days. After my update last Thursday, I made it one more day and then gave up. The meal pictured here was the safe starch bomb that rescued me from NK. It was a banana tapioca crepe topped with an entire 10-ounce bag of frozen blackberries cooked in a tablespoon of maple syrup. It was amazing. And it … Continue reading

You can still run on a Paleo diet

Q&A: Ultramarathoners and Paleo

Here's a good question from a pretty serious runner I thought you all might be interested in. I have a question... my husband and I are ultra marathoners. We are wondering if eating Paleo is safe for us? We ve been on it for almost 5 weeks, no cheating at all. Stuck to the diet but unfortunately, we felt so weak and fatigue. Not to mention crankiness! We have a race this Saturday running 50K.... We try to eat sweet … Continue reading

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Why Fat Is An Essential Part of a Paleo Diet

A conversation I had this morning was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's saturated fat-filled back. I've been writing a bit about saturated fat and how fat in general is not the bane of human health, but I thought I'd give you even more insight on it today. Here's how the conversation went this morning: I told my friend I was thinking about trying to have a baby in the next couple years and she asked if I'd continue … Continue reading

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