perfect health diet

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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 Carb Backloading

I’m always up for a good experiment. And during my random browsings, I came upon yet another nutrition idea that could help my strength and conditioning. It’s endorsed by a physicist, so it *has* to work. It’s called carb backloading, and it has received a fair bit of press recently as the new big thing. … Continue reading

How Bad is Rice?

What did I do this morning, my shoulders sore from climbing, my quads aching for unknown reasons? First off, I slept in till 8:30, a full 9 hours of glorious bedtime. And after my coffee, if you guessed that I snuck in some uphill sprints before the rain came pouring down, you’re right! My endurance … 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

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

Cortisol and Testosterone

Or: “Embracing My Inner Cat”. “It’s cliche to see a kitty playing with a ball of yarn, but it’s cliche for a reason. A ball of yarn is fun, it’s something humans have never figured out. Humans never saw the beauty in a ball of yarn, they tried to make it into things, sweaters, blankets, … Continue reading

The War on Breakfast

I’ve been quite busy over the past two weeks, reintroducing a lot of ‘borderline’ and decidedly un-Paleo foods into my diet in a less-than-organized fashion. For those keeping score at home, I’m currently consuming: potatoes, high-fat dairy, chocolate, bourbon, peas, and little bits of sugar. I’m still not touching: rice, corn, bread, lentils, beer. (Not … Continue reading

Confessions of a Carbophobe

Carbophobes are everywhere. They’re here to stay. They love to talk about glucose as if it were arsenic, and fructose as if it were nerve gas. I should know. I’m one of them, or at least, I was. Every time you eat a banana, God kills a kitten. You can fuel the earth with ketones … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Days 25 and 26: Perfect Health and Other Goals

Day 25 – Wednesday January 25 Lunch: tomato soup leftovers, 1 chicken breast with extra olive oil Dinner: giant omelet with guacamole, bacon, spinach Drinks: 2 glasses wine Future baby chickens consumed: 8 (92 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 0 (22.5 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (2 in last 7 days) Day 26 – Thursday January 26 … Continue reading