The Biggest Loser: A Love/Hate Relationship
  So if you’re like me and millions of other Americans, you’ve seen at least a few episodes (or seasons) of The Biggest Loser and drawn some parallels to your own situation. For me, this has ranged from “thank God I’m not that big” to “well damn, food does have an emotional hold on me.” Pre-Paleo I used to watch the show while gorging on a few slices of pizza as if to gloat the fact that I didn’t weigh 300+ pounds. But the truth is, I had the same mindset as a lot of the folks on the show: struggling with weight loss and being unable to break free from body image issues. Now that I’m eating right, training smart and getting plenty of sleep (still working on quality), I’ve have a few more critiques of a show I used to enjoy so much. Love The show is an... Continue Reading
30-Minute Beef
The Lazy Caveman is all about bringing you tasty Paleo options in as little time as possible. Here’s one of my favorite dishes to make when I get home from a long day at work and don’t won’t to spend a lot of time cooking. Beef from Marin Sun Farms Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1lb ground beef (I buy mine from Marin Sun Farms, 100% grass-fed) Butter Lettuce Leaves 1/2 yellow, white or red onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic (I love garlic, adjust as necessary for your taste), sliced Sweet basil (5-6 leaves) Mint (as much as you... Continue Reading
Inflammation – When It’s A Problem and What You Can Do To Control It
nflammation is a critical part of your body’s ability to  to protect itself from infection, injuries, and irritants. But what happens when your body gets it’s signals crossed and produces an immune response when it shouldn’t? There are three types of inflammation: acute, chronic and systemic Acute Acute inflammation occurs when the body is subjected to injury, infection or irritants. There are five signs of acute inflammation: Pain, Redness, Immobility, Swelling and Heat. The muscle soreness that you experience after a tough workout is a common type of acute tissue inflammation. That pimple you get right before a big date... Continue Reading
Common Pitfalls
ith the first day of the 30-Day Paleo Challenge under your belt, you should be feeling pretty good about recognizing and acting on the need for change. Believe me when I say this Caveman is proud of you. But the next 29 days are filled with hazards that threaten to derail your goals. I will help you navigate through the sugar jungle and over the spaghetti snake pits so that you can reach your goals without getting bit. Pitfall # 1: Break the mental hold that food has over you This is by far the toughest habit to deal with as... Continue Reading
30 Days to Change Your Life
anuary is a time to cast off all the physical and emotional baggage of an entire year and give yourself a chance to start fresh. I’m usually not one for resolutions, but this year, I’m supporting the CrossFit Love 30-Day Paleo Challenge. There’s no better time than now to make a lifestyle change so that you can start feeling better today. And if you think for a second that it’s OK to keep living like a sack of potatoes, just think about all the folks out there who are struggling with serious diseases like cancer or AIDS that would happily... Continue Reading
Paleo Egg Nog
You didn’t think it was possible, but you can indeed enjoy some tasty eggnog during the holidays. Don’t get too carried away with the sweetener especially if you’re trying to stick to a goal, but this is definitely much less sinful than what you’re used to. I adapted this from two different recipes (here and here). 8 eggs, separated into yolks and whites 1 can of coconut milk (13.5oz) 4-6 tablespoons maple syrup (to desired level of sweetness) 2 teaspoons vanilla essence nutmeg cinnamon brandy, cognac, or spiced rum (optional) Begin by separating the yolks from the whites into two... Continue Reading
Tasty Beef
Salsa Beef with Spaghetti Squash
ime for the first Paleo recipe! This was my go-to dish when I first started eating Paleo, and I’ve received lots of compliments on it. Total time: 30 minutes. Makes 2-3 normal servings or 1 post-WOD serving All ingredients are from Trader Joe’s, but any store will do Ingredients: 1 lb grass-fed ground beef 2 tbsp coconut oil (not from TJs, but you can find it at Whole Foods or onlinehere 1 jar Tomatillo and Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa 3 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp salt dash of oregano 1 spaghetti squash Directions: Poke a number of... Continue Reading
Is the Paleo Lifestyle Right For Me?
t may seem like a trick or some kind of snake oil ad, but the truth is, the Paleo lifestyle can do all of this if you trust the science and stay patient. Results may take some time, especially when it comes to fat loss; remember, you didn’t put that fat on overnight, so don’t expect it to come off overnight. Let’s start by taking a look at what the Paleo is and is not Paleo is: A lifestyle, not a fad diet Believe me when I say that sticking with Paleo and seeing the results you want to see... Continue Reading
Why Paleo?
his blog serves to not only document my own journey with the Paleo lifestyle, but to inspire and educate others to be the best versions of themselves that they could possibly be. And while I’m not one for self-help mumbo jumbo, I do believe in the raw power and potential that comes from a boost in confidence. For many of us, that lack of confidence comes from our bodies, be it despising what’s looking back at us in the mirror, unfulfilled athletic pursuits, dreams of a body lost in time and fat, or just a general malaise and bleak outlook... Continue Reading
The Lazy Caveman Reviews the Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book
The Lazy Caveman Reviews the Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book by Diane Sanfilippo of BALANCED BITES had the pleasure of meeting Diane at a healthy holiday cooking class that she and Chloé Lauer of Zest For Life Today co-taught. It became quickly apparent that this was no ordinary cave woman; she truly embodies the Paleo lifestyle and has found a way to take the simple concepts of the Paleo lifestyle and apply them to our modern, hectic lives. Her latest effort, The Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide (Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book, $34) is a realist’s approach to a healthier way... Continue Reading
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