We are super excited to introduce to you our dear friend, Mateo Daniel. He is truly the epitome of “The Playful Warrior”. He brings so much love and energy to everyone he meets and has reminded us of the importance of PLAY in our lives and for our health! I used to think playing was for kiddos and those lucky people that had the luxury of extra time on their hands…now I realize how important it is for us all to PLAY! Life is so much more fun this way!
We love Mateo’s perspective on life, play and movement. Check out the article below!Keep Reading »
This is Part 5 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat
If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:Keep Reading »
We are always getting asked for Paleo friendly breakfast ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always eating the same thing for breakfast. Mix it up!
Here is a quick, easy and unique breakfast idea full of great protein and fat! Enjoy!Keep Reading »
Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!
I can’t wait! It’s my all-time favorite holiday…I love the fall, being with family and of course…the FOOD!!
For many folks the holidays are a time when they throw healthy eating out the window and binge on sweets and unhealthy food. And…typically feel like crap after it’s all said and done.
Well..I am here to tell you can still eat healthy during the holidays AND experience delicious food, WITHOUT feeling awful and realizing you’ve gained an extra 10 pounds going into the New Year.Keep Reading »
This is a great dish that gives chicken a little pizazz! And it’s simple with minimal ingredients. Enjoy!
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pound chicken so they are thin (option to buy thin breast). Clean and break ends of asparagus. Place the chicken on a baking dish drizzled lightly with oil. On a separate baking dish, place the asparagus and drizzle lightly with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
Chop shallot. In a small bowl add shallots, red wine vinegar, oil and cherries. Place chicken on top of a large handful of arugula and add the cherry mixture. Serve with asparagus.
Recipe by Tami Monaghan
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This is Part 4 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat
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Endocrine disruptors, also known as “OBESOGENS”, are lurking all around us and may be a key factor in making America FAT and SICK. As you may realize, obesity is an epidemic and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes continue to escalate.
So…what role do obesogens play?
Obesogens are environmental toxins found in food, water, insecticides, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. that negatively affect metabolism and may predispose some to weight gain. They mimic our own hormones and confuse or disrupt natural hormone production.Keep Reading »
Poor Gut Health
This is Part 2 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat.
If you missed Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels, you can check it out HERE.
We will be discussing Part 3-5 in the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss it!Keep Reading »
If you are having trouble shedding those extra pounds and the scale just won’t budge….I recommend turning your focus towards these 5 often overlooked factors that could be secretly sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Yes…diet and exercise are key components in losing weight, having a rockin’ body and feeling awesome. But…there is much more to the equation that people don’t realize. Many people dial in their nutrition using a Paleo, whole-food approach and lose tons of weight, and others lose some weight…but not as much as they hoped for. And for those people…there are likely other factors holding you back.
This may be just the information you need to squeeze into that stunning, black dress you’ve been avoiding because it’s a little too snug and exposes your lumps, bumps and rolls OR give you the confidence to strut your stuff in that sexy bikini you bought as an incentive to lose weight (and is currently buried in the bottom of your underwear drawer).
Wouldn’t that be awesome!
What’s even more awesome is that all these factors…if addressed and improved upon…not only help with weight loss, but also help with improved overall health, well-being and disease prevention!!
5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat:
1) Low Vitamin D Levels
2) Poor Gut Health
5) Stress: The Muffin Top Monster
We are going to start this week looking at how Low Vitamin D Levels may be associated with weight gain and will cover the rest of the 4 in upcoming posts.Keep Reading »
This is a simple and delicious fish and brussels sprout dish with a lemony twist. Drizzle sauce over brussels and fish and enjoy!!!Keep Reading »
My name is Martha. I am 58 and live in Blanco Texas.
Prior to starting the 30-Day Challenge I had daily diarrhea, all kinds of inflammatory issues and pain. Initially I attempted to jump all in but realized this was setting myself up to fail.
Due to many food intolerances that are some of the main components of the Paleo diet I needed to really understand it so I could substitute where necessary. Instead of just giving up and using that as an excuse to not continue I continued to read each email full of educational info, I also signed up for the back exercise program and your Health 360 to start the exercise programs and get myself moving more.
I am working on making healthy eating choices with a strong lean to the Paleo diet. Substituting where necessary. I have no issue with the proteins and have always eaten a diet heavy on lean proteins. I find myself reading the ingredients lists.
I have totally removed the gluten, and cook almost all of our meals from scratch now. I have begun stretching and although I began a walking program I had to stop because of an aggravated medical issue that I am trying to adapt and work around. Having said all that. I have more energy than previously, my stomach issues have settled considerably and I lost 9 lbs.
I am 71, in very good health, take 4 – 5 yoga classes a week, walk often. I regularly skipped breakfast or had a small bowl of yogurt (Plain/Full Fat) with fruit, maybe grabbed some leftovers for an early afternoon snack and then had a big salad, veggies and most often fish for dinner.
Not terrible BUT I was guilty of not drinking enough water or getting enough sleep, generally avoiding any red meat, all bacon, and avocados were a treat. Oh, plus I’ve always had a sweet tooth. Over the years, the extra pounds arrived and found a home in That One Foot Zone – 6 inches above and below my navel. I’d bounce up a few pounds and then down but could never seem to “reset” a new normal weight.
I hadn’t really thought much about doing any kind of diet/lifestyle/exercise plus program. I had been away most of the summer, traveling around (over 7000 miles in a car), visiting family and friends. There was little time to do more than a few minutes of yoga now and then, or a long walk, and I was eating out a lot. So those ten stubborn pounds turned into fifteen, the clothing kept getting smaller, I was feeling tired, old, stuck.
It was sheer luck that I came upon The Paleo Secret ad on Facebook a few days after I got back home, before loading up the fridge and pantry. I had a huge advantage in that I was actually going to be in one place, on my own, cooking just for myself, for five weeks and decided quickly to just go for it. I stayed on the program 98% of the time and easily dropped ten pounds and several inches.
I certainly have more energy, am actually sleeping more, and getting close to my water consumption goal. My biggest shock was I didn’t even miss the sugar. I never felt hungry or had cravings; actually when I’d go to the store, I felt sick looking at aisle upon aisle of junk!
I know this was a good start and I will definitely continue with these new habits, try more recipes, and keep hydrated.
Hi Chad and Brenda,
Just wanted to thank you for your excellent Paleo advice and daily inspirational emails. Here are my results:
I lost 5 pounds which I’m thrilled about since I only have another 5 to go.
Before I started this lifestyle change, I had HUGE problems with blood sugar spikes and drops and ended up feeling shaky and light headed if I didn’t eat every two to three hours. I was eating way too many carbs.
Now, thanks to the Paleo Secret, when I’m hungry, I don’t feel the blood sugar variations.
I feel so much better!
Thank you Brenda and Chad!
My challenge was drinking. Not water. Booze.
During the challenge eating the right foods seemed to change the need to have a glass (or 3) of wine.
Then I started to notice it didn’t even sound like something I wanted. I really started to notice this after the 2nd week.
Upon thinking about it I almost think it was the sugar craved it used to always be around 3pm. Kinda the slump time of the day.
So I fixed it with a snack and tea and it started to be me finding little answers to big problems! Or big answers!
However you want to look at it!
My name is Deborah, I am 54 years old and live in Estero Fl.
I did the Paleo 30 day challenge because I always felt that I didn’t tolerate dairy well. I was basically gluten free and carb free before this time.
My experience was great, I probably remained 95% on the Paleo diet (with the exception of a glass of red wine from time to time).
My biggest surprise was that I really feel that I look younger as a result! That shocked me.
I plan on staying dairy free for the most part (I am a sucker for pumpkin pie with whipped cream though!).
I realize now how important it is to stay away from processed food and dairy.
Again, I had already been basically gluten and carb free.
Thanks for showing me this diet, I will now make it more a part of my lifestyle!
I just completed the 30 day challenge.
I stuck to the program religiously every day and I am very impressed with the results.
After not drinking anything but water and coffee ( in the morning) my headaches that I had been having for about 8 years have stopped.
I haven’t had a heart burn, which I was getting at least 3 times a week.
I have lost 17 lbs. and 2 pants sizes. My starting weight was 245. I’m now at 228. My goal is 195.
Thank you for your support and information.
My name is Lynn and I live in Honolulu Hawaii.
I’ve just finished the 30 day challenge 2 days ago and still going strong!I plan on continuing to eat this way!
Before I started Paleo I was eating all the wrong things, processed foods, whole grains, low fat, sugar free, basically I ate a ton of junk and was totally addicted to these types of foods.
I’ve tried all sorts of different diets, my latest being weight watchers which worked for a while but I just got tired of counting points and gained everything that I had lost back. Plus…
The food that I was eating was a whole lot of processed junk and I wanted to get out of that rutt.
Then I discovered Paleo and would like to say thank you to Dr’s Chad and Brenda for all the guidance and the daily emails really helped!
So far I have lost 8lbs total and I have to say that I feel so much better. I have cut out all the bad stuff i.e. Junk/ processed foods and unhealthy oils.
I have incorporated a lot of Organic, free range and cage free foods but not all… but I have only eaten Whole Foods and I definitely do not want to go back to eating the unhealthy way.
So, once again thank you so much to Chad and Brenda this has changed my life! Also… I forgot to add that it has also helped to alleviate some of my pain. =)
Aloha from Hawaii!