Just Paleo

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Since paleo is more of a concept and a perspective than it is a diet, getting started can sometimes be a little confusing.  It’s ironic, but the same internet that allows instant access to tons of good information can also overwhelm us or bury us in bad information.  Low carb?  Carb cycling?  Intermittent fasting?  Avoid starch?  Fruit or no fruit?  Weigh and measure?  Count calories?  High fat?  How much protein?  AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

It’s important to understand that none of the things listed in the last paragraph will make or break “The Paleo Diet,” but all of them can become worthy of consideration when you ask yourself, “What will it take to get me from my present condition to peak health?”  In other words, they are all possible variables that might be beneficial to various people coming from various states of metabolic health.  Please note, though, that I have never met a single person who required all of these tweaks to get healthy and fit.  Most people, when addressing their nutrition responsibly, will find the results they seek without nearly so much effort.

So dive in and start dabbling??  Slow down there, tiger!  If you want the best possible results, you need to get your basic paleo dialed first, and this is especially true if you have lost and regained weight multiple times in your past or if you have done a lot of cardio and/or starvation diets.  Whether you get there quick or in baby steps, start by just focusing on two things:

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Caldo De Res and Introducing Massa Natural Meats!!

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A few months ago I posted on my Facebook page, a picture of our freezer full of grass fed beef and many of you wanted to know who my “supplier” was!  I was eager to fill you all in on my secret but the awesome little company that I had purchased my beef from was only selling locally at the time. Now for the good news – my little local supplier is shipping their amazing beef nationwide!  I am happy to introduce Massa Natural Meats, offering pasture raised beef from start to finish and I must say that their product is by far one of the highest quality and most amazing tasting beef I have ever eaten. I also appreciate that you can order either by the cut OR you can have them custom butcher and send to you your choice of an 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or a whole cow! Finally, Massa Natural Meats will soon be offering all natural, pasture raised, heritage pork and grass-fed lamb!  Please visit Massa Natural Meats to see all that they have to offer and let me know what you think of their product! I’m sure you will be impressed.

Now on to the recipe!!

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The Secret

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Note from Sarah: Please enjoy the latest post by Jason Seib and be sure to check out his soon to be released AMAZING book – The Paleo Coach, now available for pre-order here on Amazon!

In my line of work – as a gym owner – I have been asked at  least a thousand times for the “secret” to creating a great body.  In truth, there is not necessarily a “secret” formula; but after reading this post, we might all agree that we are coming closer to figuring out the answer.

If you follow my posts and/or listen to our podcast, you know that a common theme in my work is that sustainable fat loss happens only through improvements in health, and that purely aesthetic goals can make success very difficult.  Today I would like to give you a little more insight into the minds of the people who make full body overhauls look easy.  Once again it’s all about perspective.  These people aren’t genetically superior to the rest of us.  They simply have more powerful motivators than most.  Their goals are supercharged by passion instead of inhibited by desperation or halted by self destructive behavior.  These things are choices, not character traits, and there is no reason why anyone should be exempt from changing their perspective to something more healthy and productive.  Allow me to explain.

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Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast, Episode 15

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Sarah and I are back with Episode 15 of the Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast!

Click here to listen or find us on iTunes. Please submit your questions to paleopodcast@gmail.com and if you have a spare minute, please be sure to leave us a review on iTunes!!  Thank you very much and enjoy!

Here’s what we discuss in this episode:
Surviving the Holidays, part 2  (6:30)
Paleo on the Road  (17:15)
Occasional Distance Running  (24:04)
How to Find a Good Gym  (30:48)
EPLifeFit discount code good through January 31:  EPLF7513

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The Primal Chef Cooking Show – Episode 2!!

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*Note from Sarah: This summer I was asked by Gil Butler to be a part of his Primal Chef  cooking show, and I’m so glad that I said yes!  Although I had no idea what to expect, and quite honestly walked into the whole event a little bit skeptical, I ended up having an amazing time!  I got to cook in an awesome kitchen, I met some incredibly cool people, and most of all, I was completely impressed by Gil’s professionalism, kindness, and vision.  Below are some words from Gil with details about what his project is all about, as well as the FREE video of Episode 2 of the Primal Chef !!

Hey everyone! Gil Butler here from Primal Chef. Have you ever noticed that every cooking show features ingredients you would never use? You deserve better. That’s why I created a competitive cooking show with only Paleo ingredients in the kitchen.

Episode 1 of Primal Chef was made with virtually no budget while I was attending college full time. Once Robb Wolf accepted a spot in that episode, I knew I was onto something good. That episode generated enough interest to provide a very limited budget to make three new episodes last spring….this time featuring Sarah Fragoso!

It is now my dream to produce broadcast quality episodes we can put on TV to show the world how delicious Paleo food can be. When we succeed, you’ll no longer have to explain Paleo to every person you meet, because they will already know! To get there though, I need your help.

Interested? Here’s how you can help in just two simple steps:

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Video Tour of Osteria Del Parco with Chef Samuele

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I’m truly glad to be back home, but a rather large part of my heart will always remain in Italy. I still have SO much to share with all of you so please hang in there with me while we continue to sort through photos and edit video and I’ll continue to post stories and videos of our amazing journey.  I’m also starting work on my next cookbook which will be the first of many for an international paleo cookbook series! The first book will of course be all about Italy with accompanying recipes; all paleo but as authentic as possible!!!  I’m so excited to expand our paleo lifestyle into international travel and cuisine – we are learning about life from others who truly know how to live it and now we can share it with you and my heart is truly bursting with joy, excitement and anticipation…  Our lives are forever changed, we’ve had to make huge changes on the home front in order to make this all happen, but life is so darn short, and it’s worth the risk, worth the fear, worth the craziness with kids and family, worth putting it “all on hold” in order to dive head first into really living…

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TREATS

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* Note from Jason:  Here’s another excellent post by blogger, Jeromie Preas.  Enjoy!

This is NOT the post you think it’s going to be; I am not going to come down on you for the “cheat” treat that you may’ve indulged in recently. Rather, I want to use “treats” as an acronym.

People forget that results come with being consistent and mastering the basics. There are too many people who give up too easily or too soon. If you jump from diet to diet, training program to training program, or you burn the candle at both ends, you’re failing to master the basics.

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