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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

Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken

Sadly, there’s no picture. That’s how quickly this recipe got devoured. This is going to be (I think) the start of a weekly tradition of using the slow-cooker to make pounds and pounds of meat in one afternoon, experimenting with different flavor combinations instead of the same old weekly coconut milk and green curry. Not … Continue reading

Crossfit Football Battle Plan

It’s been 30 days of Paleo goodness, and I feel fantastic. My asthma’s under wraps. My jeans are fitting a bit looser, but not too loose. My shoulder and back muscles are a good bit more defined than when I came back from my New Orleans food debauchery trip. And I’ve mastered a couple of … Continue reading

The Lure of Perfectionism

What can I, or anyone, *expect* from the Paleo Diet, in my case a simple 3 or 4 weeks of it? You avoid the sugars and the grains, you eat under 100g carbs per day, you stay active, you eat grass-fed ruminants and wild-caught fish… and then what? What’s the end point? At what point … Continue reading

How to Hard-Boil an Egg

Alright, it’s been three weeks. I’m still not sure how long I’m going to continue this whole challenge, but we’re throwing a very non-Paleo cocktail party on July 6, so that *might* be a reasonable day to break it. Then again, I do have a hankering for some ice-cream. And I have access to an … Continue reading

Paleo and My Mother

First off, my progress. It hasn’t been easy, folks. I’m a full 9 days into eating a full-on Paleo diet, and there have been several yummy opportunities to cheat with a cold beer on a hot day. I resisted, but just barely. On the bright side, I’ve used my inhaler a grand total of 1 time … Continue reading

Just Tell Me What To Eat

It’s five days in to a brand new Paleo Challenge and I already feel a bit of difference. I got through a nasty cold without one bit of wheezing, which would have been impossible before. I can walk the mile-and-a-half to work without the least bit of tiredness. I’ve been squatting (240lb x5), benching (190lb … Continue reading

Adventures in Grilling

It’s that time again, folks. Day 1 of a whole new Paleo Challenge is complete. The combination of my slowly-increasing weight, my slowly-worsening asthma, and my mysteriously-shrinking pants is forcing my hand a little bit, and so for the next 2-4 weeks, I’m going hardcore. No sugar, no dairy, no grains, no potatoes, no booze … Continue reading

Pay The Cost To Be The Boss

A little thought experiment, as I lunch on some non-organic soy-and-grain-fed chicken thighs full of omega-6’s and sip on generic mycotoxin-laden coffee with half-and-half from rBST-treated factory-farmed cows: How much would a perfect diet cost? What if I were willing to pay for the best of everything? I’m not, by the way. A couple caveats: … Continue reading