Elimination Diet

My diet didn’t survive a weekend of traveling. For one thing, my wife didn’t cook like she usually does before we travel. She’s a bit…frugal, and usually doesn’t like spending money to eat out if she doesn’t have to. I had counted on that quality of hers, but this time she did almost no cooking […]

Turning Nutrition Upside Down

It struck me recently that I’ve come to view nutrition completely different from most people, even people who think along the same lines as me. When most people think of starting to eat organically they think of vegetables, salads, and produce in general. I used to as well. Now, though, I’m becoming increasingly convinced the starting […]

When You Care Enough to Train the Very Best

I’ve practiced martial art for a while now. I’ve seen people of lots of different sizes and shapes train. I’ve seen very fit, athletic people who definitely looked the part of the martial artist, and I’ve seen men and women who would be considered obese do amazing things that almost defy reason. As a society, […]

Time to Experiment

More than three weeks of eating clean and no weight lost. I am happy that my body composition appears to have changed. The casual observer (which I hope you all are) would not notice, but it seems to me that my subcutaneous fat (below the skin) is increasing and the abdominal fat is decreasing. This […]

Primal Eating – Week Three Recap

Week three was an atypical week for me. It was spent travelling, staying in hotels, and in day-long workshops. My diet was not perfect, but not horrible either. I had several deviations, some of necessity, others of weakness. I had pizza twice, and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Both times were after long marathon sessions on […]

Primal Eating – Week Two Recap

Things are easier and harder. Good news: Most of the craving is gone. As I get farther (or is it further) away from a lifestyle of ingesting grains and sugars, the cravings for them are becoming less and less. I think that I am beating most of the addictions to them that I had. Bowls […]

Primal Eating – Week One Recap

First, just a quick description of what I, my family, and some others in the school are choosing to do with our diet. It is called eating “Primally”. There is a huge movement right now about eating a Paleolithic Diet – that is eating like our ancestors. They lived, thrived even, on a diet of […]