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Habit – Eat More Fat

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Habit – Eat More Fat

Problem Americans run from fat like the Japanese fleeing from Godzilla.  Lowering fat intake robs our bodies of essential nutrients, counterintuitively piles on pounds, and increases risk of disease.  Saturated fats are slandered for their role in disease, while many healthy native cultures consume them abundantly relative to the standard American diet.  The common usage…

Habit – Cold Shower

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Habit – Cold Shower

Don’t let the force of an impression when it first hits you knock you off your feet; just say to it: Hold on a moment; let me see who you are and what you represent. Let me put you to the test. – Epictetus Problem Addicts need coffee to wake up daily.  Athletes need a long…

Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

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Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

Problem Do you struggle to find time to exercise some days? Do you feel weak after traveling on a long plane trip or car ride? Do you feel tired after eating lunch or a high-carb meal? In five minutes you can have more energy, a little less fat, and a little extra strength. You can…

Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

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Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional fat storage and how you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet, insulin needs, and fat…

The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

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The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

You may find it helpful to read Part I on Primal eating first or start all the way back at the beginning of this journey by reading Nature -vs- Technology. If you don’t like clicking those links, you’ll want the following reference information. These are the 10 Primal Laws. #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals #2:…

The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

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The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

I read The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, while on vacation on the west coast, and found deep satisfaction and a renewed energy from beginning to implement some of the principles into my daily habits.  The main theme of the book is to reconnect with the lifestyle of humans from 10,000+ years ago when we were…

Fat does not make you fat.

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Fat does not make you fat.

One word.  Two concepts. Macronutrient fat – (noun) any of several white or yellowish greasy substances,forming the chief part of adipose tissue of animals and also occurring in plants Overweight fat – (adjective) having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. One lesson – Fat does not make you fat. Why is this important?  Many people base their diets around the idea that eating fat is bad.  Eating fat will make me obese.  Eating fat will make me unhealthy.  Eating fat will…

Metabolism (Part III) – What to do? Exercise, Climb Rocks, Play with Dogs

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Metabolism (Part III) – What to do? Exercise, Climb Rocks, Play with Dogs

If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2, you have some history to review.  Do not pass until you can tell me how many polar bears it takes to hibernate properly. Fifth, increase your activity level throughout the day.  Most folks try to get one workout in per day.  That’s fine, but if you’re trying to…

Metabolism (Part II) – What to Eat? Fiji Water, Polar Bears

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Metabolism (Part II) – What to Eat? Fiji Water, Polar Bears

If you haven’t read Part 1, please do. Otherwise you won’t know why I’m starting at point #3. Third, decrease your insulin resistance. How can you do that? As the insulin-glucose feedback loop image in Part I shows, insulin is released when glucose is released into the bloodstream to allow glucose to enter your cells…

Metabolism (Part I) – Getting healthy, staying lean, knowing your body

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Metabolism (Part I) – Getting healthy, staying lean, knowing your body

Following up on last week’s theme of resolutions, the most common resolution you hear about is people wanting to lose weight. Everybody has a new program, a new diet, a new concoction they’re ingesting to lose a few pounds. One of my friends asked me last week why his program wasn’t working? My first question…

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