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Paleo and Asthma, Round Two

Two big notes from the first week of my abbreviated two-week clean-eating trial. I haven’t played completely by Paleo rules (adding some splashes of heavy cream to coffee, and cooking veggies in butter), but other than that, I’ve been good and grain-/dairy-free. 1. The asthma response works again! Interesting that I’ve seen such a dramatic difference … Continue reading

The Post Thanksgiving Purge

I survived. Thanksgiving was a crazy, exciting, whirlwind, mostly meat-free*, sugar-bomb of a weekend with my strict vegetarian family. My sister and I made jalapeno poppers and tacos for the kids, with fried chili tofu and grilled veggies aside from the usual beans/cheese/salsa. There was much pie and brownie action. And on my one night … Continue reading

I Am The Warrior

The time has come, the Walrus said, to beat my ass into shape. The past week or two have been anything but strict. So many delicious cheat meals and snacks found their way back into my routine, a beer here, a Reese’s peanut butter egg there, that my poor GI tract has is an allergic … Continue reading

Guilt by Association

To sum up the past week in a few words: I’ve needed to know where my inhaler is at all times. And just when I thought I had this thing beat, or at least well-maintained, there’s been a gradual change for the worse with my asthma over the past month, and I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

Return of the Hack

My experiment with increasing my carb intake has been somewhat of a success. Still a work in progress, but it’s already seen some ups and downs. A bit of background: I’ve been unwittingly eating a low-carb diet, about 60g a day, and usually under 30g on non-workout days. Combined with heavy lifting 3 days a … Continue reading

My Sugary Valentine

Sometimes, as I learned this weekend, you just need to shut up and enjoy yourself. Then again, I wasn’t about to let a severe asthma attack creep in and ruin the fun, so I hopped off the Paleo Wagon for an evening and embraced everything grain-free. It was Valentine’s Day weekend, after all, a time … Continue reading

So Now What?

So now what? I’ve spent the past 30+ days eliminating grains and dairy and excess sugar from my diet. My asthma symptoms are plummeting. I lost a tiny bit of weight. But I’d really like to spend the next month safely snacking on the occasional piece or chocolate or cheese or deep-fried butteeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr!!! Like I’ve mentioned, … Continue reading

Asthma Severity Reduction After 30 Days on a “Paleolithic Diet”

Day 29 – Sunday January 29 Workout: squats 135×5, 155×5, 175×5 Post-Workout: guacamole and bacon omelet, sweet potato Dinner: smoked turkey breast, collard greens Future baby chickens consumed: 6 (114 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 1 (25.5 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (2 in last 7 days) Day 30 – Monday January 30 Lunch: egg bacon and … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Days 20 and 21: Asthma Data

Day 20 – Friday January 20 Breakfast: 6 hardboiled eggs, spinach, pecans Lunch: coconut manna, lemon artichoke chicken, broccoli with tomato sauce Dinner: Thai chicken curry with broccoli Future baby chickens consumed: 6 (74 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 0 (17.5 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (1 in last 7 days) Day 21 – Saturday January 21 … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Days 6 & 7: Living a Real Life

Jan 6, 2012 – Day 6 Lunch: Tandoori-spiced chicken breasts, steamed broccoli and cauliflower Workout: Deadlifts 260lbx5, 300lbx5, 340lbx9 / 62lb KB swings 3×10 Post-Workout: sweet potatoes, almond chicken and cauliflower rice Dinner: lemon-caper chicken and mushroom/olive oil tossed spaghetti squash Afters: Tequila-and-club soda x3 Future baby chickens consumed: 0 (30 total) Sweet potato body … Continue reading