Monday, October 24, 2011




Okay so I changed yesterday's post name. So when did you start your paleo challenge? Did you do something (good/bad) to kick it off? Shop and prep? Eating everything in site that you can't have for 30 days? What are you scared of most in the next 30?

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I've used the count up method on this blog many times and think the countdown will work much better. Getting nervous about ramping up to the Thanksgiving holiday going Paleo but it's only 30 days. Looking forward to hearing how everyone is doing and methods to cope around Halloween candy! Weigh-in and pics are going to be sooooo fun tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I'm not big on macro-nutrient ratios, just focus on eating clean first.  I have received a couple question on it though, so in general for shedding a few pounds you're probably shooting for less than 50g of carbs per day, around a .75 - 1.0 g of protein per pound of bw and the rest good fats.  You'll find this comes to around 10%-15% Carb, 30% Protein, and 55%-60% Fat.  Probably looking at around 1800 - 2400 calories depending on activity level that day.  There are plenty of total calorie need calculators you can find online, which are a good starting point for about how many calories you should be eating.  Typically when people try low carbing, they end up shorting their total calories, make sure you're eating enough.  If you're eating clean, no need to restrict calories.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's arrived!

So I'm just passing Day9 and the cravings haven't been that bad but I'm very moody. I can be set off at the drop of a dime. I'm going to try and drive as little as possible (because I have the worst case of road rage) and eat as much good food that I can at this time. Please pick up the phone if I ask you to bail me out of jail!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1 Week In

Alright now is the time to get yourself ready. Make sure you have plenty of water and meat and veggies in the house. Have a decent supply of acceptable fruits and make sure there is no crap in your house if you have weak will power! For the next 5-7 days you will have to fight to keep your sanity. Have your sonsors number ready and let's walk through this together.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I told everyone about it at both Paleo meetings to get a sponsor and have their cell number. When days 7-10 roll around and you have a cheese danish roll in your hand and are about to throw 7-10 days of work down the drain, your sponsor will save you. I promise!!!

I honestly have 2 sponsors. Scott and JohnK. They both have been a ton supportive and as much of an a-hole I can be I hope that I help them stay on track here and there.

I promise you somewhere in your 30 days you are going to wish you had that damn number! Get it now!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Goal #1 - Kick the grains, legumes, dairy (GLD)

I wasn't at Bryce's Friday session, but looking back on Saturday's session fruit came out of the conversation fairly bruised.  Just to clarify, that's because eating only real food and removing the GLD was taken as a given. 

If you already had most grains out of your diet, then by all means jump right in to cutting back on some of the fruit to achieve your weight loss goals.  If your typical day was oatmeal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and pasta for dinner, then clean that up first.  Of course we'd suggest replacing those meals with one's composed primarily of meat and veggies, but adding in fruit to those meals is a far better option than just cutting back on the GLD.

If you're losing a will power battle with curing a sugar fix and choosing between an apple turnover and a banana.  We'd be all for the banana!  Heck, chop it up and poor a little coconut milk over it and you've got a decent desert.