30 day update on Primal Blueprint

 Low-Carb Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Weight Management  Comments Off on 30 day update on Primal Blueprint
Jun 032013

primalblueprintSo about 30 days ago I posted that I was going to make some pretty fundamental changes to my health and wellness plan. I researched quite a few different eating and living philosophies that meshed well with my low-carb lifestyle. I was pretty firmly committed to the concept that sugars spike the blood sugar levels causing fat storage, so I wanted to find an eating plan which supported that theory. Thankfully there has been a lot of progress on that front in the last few years. Gone are the days where the Atkins diet was the only alternative for someone seeking a low carb lifestyle. While I have enjoyed some success over the years with Atkins, I never could really get it to stick. I would lose the weight when I went into benign dietary ketosis, but then gradually would all come back as I introduced grains and refined sugars back into my diet.

It was also important that I find something that I felt was sustainable from an ease-of-use point of view as well as a food consumption point of view. As you know from my prior article, I decided to go with primal blueprint. This is very similar to the Paleo diet, but is slightly less restrictive when it comes to dairy.  There is also  an emphasis on organic foods, stress free living, and exercise which more closely resembles the type of activities that our ancestors would have been naturally enduring in the more primitive world.

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Primal blueprint lunch

 Weight Management  Comments Off on Primal blueprint lunch
May 032013

About to dig in to a solid primal blueprint lunch! Organic chicken, non-nitrate ham, baby spinach and sweet potato. All tapped off with some extra virgin olive oil. Yum! The drink is unsweetened almond milk with a quarter cup of blueberries and a quarter cup of strawberry.