Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Whole 7 Day 2 Update

Got more exercise and diet stayed very good yesterday. Scale showed at 180.0. A loss of almost 3 pounds in the first 48 hours! I don't believe it is all water weight either, have been hydrating throughout the day well. It is amazing how the weight can come off when you follow the diet strictly. Travelling to Huntsville, Alabama for business today which usually is a challenge as far as staying true to the diet. Will let you know how it goes tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Whole 7 Day 1 Update

Great diet. Not as much exercise as I planned. Scale this AM showed 181.8, almost a full pound decrease from yesterday morning!

Monday, November 26, 2012


With the craziness of Thanksgiving, travelling, Black Friday and Cyber Monday there has been a real lack of new and/or interesting nutrition or exercise news that I would like to share, but hopefully that will be changing in the next few days as we all get back into our regular schedule.

My Thanksgiving meals I was able to stay Paleo without cheating, however, with travelling we did not have many fresh fruits and vegetables and hand and so the weekend meals did suffer somewhat!

So I am starting a Whole 7 challenge to myself to be ultrastrict on diet and exercise over the next seven days. Weight this morning was 182.6 pounds, up about two pounds from one week ago. I hope to get to the 178 pound mark by the end of this challenge! More updates to come!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another Study Showing the Importance of Moving!

This great illustration comes from the study Physical Inactivity as the Culprit of Metabolic Inflexibility. In short, physical inactivity leads to decreased clearance of cholesterol from the blood, a shift towards hyperinsulinemia and glucose as main energy substrate, increased fat deposition, and diffuse insulin resistance.

This goes in line with the blog post from a couple of weeks ago that showed decreased lipase activity with just a simple change from standing to sitting.

Get up and move! Find your inner athlete!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Travel troubles!

It is amazingly hard to keep Paleo when flying around the country! In the last few days have been in Louisville, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and Nashville. Not many good choices for us hunter-gatherers!

Friday, November 2, 2012

More Success!

Just saw a gentleman that lost 17 pounds this month going Paleo. Triglycerides went from 311 to 158 and fasting blood sugar from 120 to 91!

If you can just get people to commit for two weeks to the lifestyle, you will have them hooked!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Interested in Adventure Sports?

If you're interested in adventure sports, whether it be the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, or any of the other competitors, you'll be interested in the history behind these events as detailed in this great article from Outside magazine.

 My wife and I hope to compete in a couple of these in the coming year. Hope to see you there!