Simple Psychology To Keep Yourself Honest

How do you maintain your paleo momentum?

Let’s not beat around the bush here, paleo is not the easiest diet to stick to. I won’t “cave” in to all the anti-paleo naysayers who claim that it is an unsustainable way of eating because I’ve disproved them in my own experience on the diet (er, way of life?).

It isn’t that paleo is difficult, nor is it that the foods we love to eat are hard to come by (for the most part, anyway), its that it requires effort. 

Perhaps that’s what it all comes down to at the end of the day. If you are going to succeed with a paleo lifestyle, you have to give it some stick. You have to change the depress the clutch pedal, shift gears and step on the gas. There aren’t any paleo fast food restaurants (that I know of), it’s all gourmet goodness. 

Why wouldn’t you want to eat well everyday, with just a little effort? In 6 months time after you have converted to a fat burning grade A example of the human species, could you honestly say you wanted  to not eat according to a paleo way of life?

I could near guarantee not.

I believe that finding what works for your body is that powerful. It isn’t that you “know what to eat to lose weight”, or that you find that exercising while playing is more effective then just throwing some weights around in the gym. It’s about embodying something that you know is right. Something that works for everyone in much the same way. Your playground is a place where diabetes is banished and insidious fat gain is a by gone.

Think about that next time you are in the chocolate aisle at your local supermarket. Which brings me to the crux of this article.

How do you maintain your paleo momentum in the face of temptation?

Well firstly I think it’s important for you to understand that the foods you feel so tempted by really isn’t food. It’s poison. 

Even so, what’s one bite of a doughnut? Oh, wait… that one bite led to five more and now you’re eyeballing the next one in the box you just bought. Again, most of what isn’t paleo simply isn’t real food. 

So how do you use simple psychological tricks to make powerful, resonating and long lasting decisions on demand and in the moment?

Guilt, that’s how…

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Now we both know that just saying that doesn’t really put a positive idea in the mind. Guilt is a negative word, it implies bad things, such as crime and deceit. 

Put the brakes on there and slow down. That’s not the direction I’m going in at all.

I’d like you to take a moment and reframe guilt. Try to think of it as an empowering tool that you call upon in your moment of need. Guilt, to the rescue…

Use guilt as a projector. Think of it like a pair of glasses you put on when you make decisions. Each food item you view through these glasses presents you with a timeline of how eating that food affects your life. How is that for a polariser, right?

Think about it, applying this technique while casually ogling some freshly baked, fluffy doughnuts produces a sharp and clear image of fat gain and long term, insulin issues…

However, glancing over a prime cut of steak or some delicious, fresh vegetables shows a wonderfully peaceful life of health and longevity.

Guilt allows you to make the right choices pre-emptively. It’s almost as though you are empathising with your future, overweight self and realising just how simple and easy it is to avoid ending up being unable to join your kid’s on their first bike ride. Powerful stuff. 

Yes, yes…

I know some of you may think that this is a little dramatic seeing as though we really are only talking about food. 

Well, we aren’t. We are talking about health, living long and living strong. Being healthy for our kids. Being able to see the world for the next 50 years. It’s about enjoying your human machine.

So get out there, feel guilty, and then make the right decision when it comes to what you feed yourselves and your family.

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It’s surprisingly easy to keep this box empty…

Keep well!

Andrew

My First Yoga Experience: Learning About Yoga

This week I had my first yoga experience…

I decided (after some arm twisting I might add) to attend a yoga class with my girlfriend. She is an absolute yoga addict and attends classes multiple times per week.

The class that focused around the flow discipline, which, to my limited understanding is a yoga style, if you will, where each pose flows into the next, creating a seamless one and a half hour movement. I had some ideas of what it would mean to be moving in ways I wouldn’t normally through exercise or otherwise for that long, without a break.

The class happened to occur on the evening of a new moon, which meant that we were to focus on non-standing poses. This meant lots of close to the ground core work, and it was tough. Some poses appear very simple on the surface and when expressed by the instructor, but in actuality are incredibly tough to hold for more than a few breaths, never-mind express convincingly. I found that some of the poses which focused on maintaining core heavy poses worked me the hardest. I like to look at this as an indication of areas I need to get stronger and more supple though, so it’s all good…

What I learned at the time

Immediately as the class started I felt as though there was a good sense of calm amongst everyone in the class. I wasn’t the only first timer there and there were some experienced people who had obviously been practising yoga for quite some time.

I found that I really had to focus on my breathing, which is very important in yoga, and the better my breathing was the better the poses worked for me. Some poses seemed to stretch out my nerves, leaving my toes tingling while others seemed to test my ability to maintain a single position for (what seemed like) long periods of time.

What seemed to really resonate with me

I found that my thoughts and worries became muted as the class went on, and at the end of the class I was totally relaxed, even though I had just been physically active for over an hour. When we reached the final pose, savasana, I was ready to fall asleep.

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Savasana or the corpse pose

 

The next “thing” I found resonated well with me was that the energy in the class was incredibly positive. It was as though everyone in the room was on the same level and “knew” one another. There is a great deal of respect that yoga seems to command, and it feels like a very mature form of exercise. From just a single class I felt as though I had gotten closer to my body and its current limitations. Even though I had struggled through many of the poses, I had attempted each one with 100% effort, and the resonant stiffness I feel today as I type this article reminds me that the yoga journey is a long one.

Every extra centimetre you are able to stretch is a big achievement in yoga, and the goal as it seems to me is not to become the best at performing yoga poses, but to become in touch with your body and how it feels on the day, how it felt before, and how you want it to feel in the future. The physical exertion aspect to everything seems to come as part of the package, but it isn’t the true value of practising yoga. I think that spiritual release you feel after completing a class is what really brings people back to the studio.

It is as though someone has given you permission to relax, forget about the stress of living and focus on your mind and body while strengthening both.

Takeaways…

I think that yoga is an awesome way to spend time with yourself. You could definitely practice poses at home but it is the careful, calibrated guidance of an instructor that will keep you focused and help you prevent injury. The studio was very quiet, with only the unique sound of Ujjayi breath filling the room. The outward expression of yoga’s breathing helps to ensure that (for the most part) everyone is in sync in the studio. It is a very liberating and bonding experience at the same time, if not with other people, with yourself. 

Yoga also perhaps unintentionally encourages you to take a holistic approach to the body. Everything you do, every day, will affect how your body peroforms when attempting yoga poses. Your diet, how you sit, how you sleep will all be affected (and even repaired) by the focus of yoga.

So give it a go. It was a very valuable experience for me and I’m seriously considering making it a routine part of my life.

Keep well,

Namaste,

Andrew.

Paleo Diet Meal Plans

I’d like to announce that I am now building meal plans for you!

If you have ever wanted to know exactly what to eat when following the paleo diet then you should defintely check out my meal plan options. There are currently two meal plan products that I have put together after getting requests from readers to do so.

Please take a moment and checkout this page that outlines exactly what you’ll be getting if you decide to signup.

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Encourage A Paleo Ecosystem

How do you get the whole family to participate in the magic that is paleo?

If you’ve been a follower of the paleo diet or in fact have tried any other way of eating for any length of time, you have more than likely come across some sort of friction between your family and yourself when it comes to dietary choices.

Most of the time this friction will occur where your choices in food is out of the ordinary. No bread, pasta or sugar in your food will probably get some sort of response from most people who eat according to a western style diet. Some people will worry about you not getting enough carbohydrates, or that your fat intake is going to destroy your waistline, or that your cholesterol is going to turn your heart nuclear.

None of these worries are founded in proper wisdom, and whether you like it or not it will become your responsibility to educate those you care about on the troubles of eating high carbohydrate diets based heavily in grains.

Don’t worry too much though, you don’t have to take the responsibility as seriously as you may imagine. It is more a guiding hand sort of responsibility than ruling with an iron fist. At the end of the day, it is each person’s responsibility to make the right decisions when it comes to what you eat, how you exercise and how you view and embrace health.

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Making a game of food buying

Why not take the kids to the store and make a game of the actual food buying process?

This time is a good place to teach your children, no matter the age, what healthy food looks, smells and feels like. Let them touch the fruits and vegetables on display and decide which ones are their favourites. Avoid the aisles that are psychologically designed to feed into what a child is exposed to. Giant, happy, friendly cartoon characters punting sugary, basically poisonous breakfast cereals which are void of any nutritional value. These foods are designed to get a child to eat them, get addicted to them, and ultimately contribute to that child’s understanding of what makes up basic nutrition. 

This is wrong to me. I think that if there were no breakfast cereals available people would instantly be healthier

Especially children.

A simple way of getting the little people to buy into the food buying game is to allow them some freedom to learn what they like. Allow them to choose one food that will go towards making dinner, for example. Try and keep to the healthy areas, and encourage them to make better decisions. Allow them to choose whatever they like, but if they make an obviously bad choice, say, bread rolls smothered in cheese, guide their focus to something more nutritious. Sweet potatoes perhaps.

Feed their senses

This step is not only limited to the little members of your family, but the old too. Farmers markets are much more vibrant and colourful than a supermarket, and give a more “real” representation of what good food actually is. Wether its hand selecting vegetables or asking for specific cuts of meat, the experience is engaging and attractive.

Make it a mission

Outlining goals for a shopping trip keeps kids engaged and lets them take responsibility for what they eat, and consequently you eat too. Allow your kids to choose foods based on requirements you need. “Two green vegetables and some meat please!”

Let them go out and find what they think would work well together and make dinner with what they bring back. It is a fun, simple and very rewarding experience  not to mention it totally changes the shopping experience for the little guys.

But don’t be militaristic

Remember that all of this is about having fun, spending time together and bonding. The beauty here is that you are instilling in your kids vital good nutrition making skills from an early age. It’s all about future proofing their health. Why not start on day one by associating pleasure with healthy foods.

Let everyone in the family contribute to dinner in simple ways. Don’t assign overly complicated tasks to people when they obviously aren’t interested in doing them. Fortunately, being paleo means not many peeling of vegetable jobs will be passed around like a hot potato. Keep the mood light and make it a family event rather than a chore.

This level of participation may only work for preparation, as certain dishes need only require one chef.

Get primal

Let everyone eat with their hands. This obviously works best if the food is actually hand friendly. Ribs, broccoli and chicken wings are great primal eating foods that carry with them a simple primal eating experience. Broccoli snaps in your mouth and the eating of ribs requires the use of some of your oldest teeth, the canines. If kids are involved who aren’t ready for this sort of eating, pre-prepare the food for their consumption and sit with them when you both eat the same food with your hands. There is no reason why the little ones can’t eat what the big ones are eating.

To me this is hugely important. I’d love to experiment with removing a level of “difference” between how kids and adults eat and see what sort of dynamic is would create between a family unit.

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It’s all about the fun

Foraging, preparing and eating foods in as real a way as possible will help ingrain some really great food principles in young ones, but I’ve found that even older people are ready to reexplore the food and nutrition parts of their lives. We are all human, and we all want to experience new and old things everyday.

Preparing food in the ways mentioned above is also a great way to help people understand just what goes into a tasty, healthy dish. What does fat do to a meal?  How does it change the flavour of a dish? What does it do to the texture of a meal?

Which fats are healthy?

This sort of learning experience happens naturally when the meals are simple and easy to see. What I mean is that with many western diet dishes such as pasta based meals the foods incorporated all sort of blend into one “food”. With a primal approach to the selection, preparation and cooking of foods, most foods retain their original form. This makes it clear that each food has its place and can open the door for explaining the nutritional differences between meat and vegetables for example.

Keep well,

Andrew The Caveman

 

Smoked Foods and Paleo, Toss It In The Fire?

How does smoked food tie into the paleo diet?

The paleo diet allows for many different cooking methods, steaming, boiling, frying (in good fats of course), roasting and open flame cooking. There are many ways to cook food so that it is safe to eat and delicious. However, smoking food always seems to get a bad rap. Is it because its name associates itself with burning? Perhaps the burning of food? 

I don’t think so…

Smoking certain foods can actually benefit their nutritional profiles. Take for example salmon. Provided the temperature of the smoke and its associated heat is below 95 degrees Celcius, it appears as though the Omega-3’s found in our favoured fishy friends actually become more stable, and because of that I’m assuming more bio-available, too. I’m not sure how our cavemen ancestors discovered smoking food, but it is historically one of the oldest methods of preserving foods.

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Modern cave smoked salmon…

I think that much like that old saying “It’s not that the wind is blowing, it’s what the wind is blowing” applies to smoking food as well. Most mass produced smoked foods, such as smoked salmon, are probably smoked with whatever is available to burn. Saw dust is a common smoking fuel source, presumably because it’s cheap and burns well. What you really want though is a wood source that is as pure as possible and that won’t alter the flavour of the fish past what will already change as a result of the actual smoking. Sounds tricky, but in reality all this requires is some wood which is easy enough to burn so that it smokes, but not full of pesticides and that sort of thing.

Our ancestors, and in this instance Native American Indians used to expose meat and fish to smoke and the air at the same time. This basically dried out the meat and preserved it for future eating slightly. Strictly speaking, meat “cooked” in this way actually doesn’t cook at all, as heat levels are actually pretty low. Smoke has an effect on foods where it “coats” its surface with antioxidant containing phenolic compounds. These phenolics help prevent meat going rancid and also enhance its nutritional value somewhat.

Quite smart, our ancestors were. That is of course assuming that our common cavemen ancestors were indeed smoking foods. Regardless, it is a huge part of many different cultures cuisine and is simple, resource efficient and necessary for survival in certain situations, such as surviving winter or a drought.

How to ensure smoked foods are as paleo as possible

I’d recommend ensuring that if you do buy smoked foods that they are smoked using real wood and not synthetic or other methods. I’m sure there are some really horrible chemical methods that are used to smoke large amounts of foodstuff, and that is scary.

Keep well!

Andrew

Which Foods Benefit From Organic Origins Best?

Top Foods To Buy Organic…

These recommendations aren’t specifically tailored to the paleo diet, but they are and should be considered best practice or become part of the norm when it comes to food purchases .The goal is to focus on what good food should look and taste like. Generally speaking the best place to find good quality food products is at places where as little commercial processes exist as possible.

Realistically, our best bet at finding these high quality foods is going to be at farmers markets or similar places where actual, real people sell great quality products to like minded people. I have noticed that the smaller the town, generally the easier it is to get your hands on organic foods. Large cities generally have supermarkets, so “naturally” they have non-organic food sources.

Having said that though, I’ve noticed that some supermarkets are getting more and more organic focused. This is good for everyone, however, if cost is important to you don’t expect supermarkets to be cheap. Organic produce, regardless of how much they actually cost to produce will almost always be more expensive. Interestingly enough though, I’ve found that dairy is the exception here. At my local supermarket organic milk, cream and even butter is cheaper or the exact same price as their non organic variants.

Dairy

Full-fat/full-cream dairy

Generally speaking, dairy is a grey area in paleo and primal eating spheres. Milk contains a multitude of bad compounds, some even contributing to the generation of cancerous tissues in the body. Fortunately, an excellent and global source of grass fed butter is Kerrygold, and with any luck you should be able to find some stocked in your supermarket. Butter is a great supplement to your fat intake, and if you make sure it is grass fed only I don’t see there being a problem with its frequent consumption.

Meat

Beef

Ideally we’d all be eating grass fed only cows, but because this article is focused on organic foods, we’ll stay focused. Organic cows will share much of the benefits to both their lives and yours as full blown grass fed cows will. They shouldn’t be allowed to eat pesticide laden corn and cattle feed for more than 70% of their diet for that particular season. Do you see how organic isn’t totally great, but it is a hell of a lot better than the grain fed antibiotic filled beef most supermarkets sell. If you are a fatty meat lover, make certain that the meat is of organic origin at the least. Ideally, if you are eating animal fats it should be grass fed or the highway.

Poultry

For the sake of accessibility, I’ll keep the focus here on chickens. They are eaten by more of the world than any other meat, and contain great nutrients as well as being pretty satiating and dynamic in terms of what you can do with them in the kitchen. An important note to make here is that chicken meat is often contaminated by the pesticides used in their feed. Said pesticides don’t get “stuck” in the adipose tissue quite as effectively as they would in say a cow or pig, so be double sure that if you are eating chickens, they are of organic origin.

Eggs

I’ve put eggs under the meat section because I’m not sure where else to put them, haha. Taking into account the fact that the egg does come before the chicken, it is important to make sure they are produced by high quality, pasture raised naturally fed chickens. In the wild, chickens eat bugs, grass and naturally occurring scraps. When it comes  to chickens, organic variants are generally acceptably fed birds, and this is a good enough compromise to make.

Vegetables

Leafy plants

The most important factor to consider here is that the larger the surface area of a plant, the more pesticides it could potentially be exposed to. It’s almost that simple really. Because leafy greens make up so much of the paleo diet, they should be eaten in organic quality only.

Berries

The less a berry is treated for pests with pesticides, the more nutrition it has. Polyphenols are one of the greatest nutrients usable by the human body and berries are rich in them. Basically, the more organic, the more nutritious.

Other vegetables

Any food really benefits from being produced organically, and so you should align your most commonly eaten vegetables with your organic buying ability. Sometimes organic variants are simply unavailable  other times they are insanely overpriced. You need to determine how much you are willing to spend and where you might make compromises.

Take aways

At the end of the day, it is important to eat high quality, preferably organic sourced foods. It is important because of the procedures used to produce non-organic foods are damaging to you and your family’s health. A good way of restructuring your food buying habits is to consider organic as a minimum, and in the case of meat, you should aim for grass fed, but settle for organic.

We don’t want to turn into riduculously fussy shoppers and eaters, but the reality is that if you don’t eat organic or grass fed, you are consuming something which is almost guaranteed to be contaminated with pesticides or the remnants of antibiotics.

Keep well,
Try and make an all organic dinner tonight!

Andrew.

 

 

Paleo In The Media: Misconceptions and blatant misdirection

It appears that the media doesn’t like paleo…

I have read many articles online about the paleo movement. Most are positive and seem to understand the benefits of following a high protein, high fat diet and whole hartedly support it. Others, and most of them I have found are unfortunately articles written in an inflammatory tone (hehe, get it), are flat out against everything paleo teaches.

Now, I’m all for opinions and intelligent, rational conversation

But then you get those few who just seem to be hell bent on trying to tear down something which mostly they posses insufficient knowledge to comment. It appears as though in many cases, certain websites publish articles on how the paleo diet can “negatively effect” your diet have an unspoken agenda of created publicity of said article through the instigation of a flame war.

This is totally unacceptable, and we should really stand fast and take the abuse head on. Nip it in the bud, so to speak.

I totally get that there are some pro-paleo people (and I’ve probably done this on the odd occasion) who try to impose their beliefs and knowledge of dietary optimisation onto other people, but I am pretty sure they are insignificant in number to the “other side” of nutrition advice. A good real world example of this occurring is on sites which cover a multitude of subjects, niches and viewpoints. I don’t really understand how one site can be pro-multiple view points, but whatever.

Anyway, these sites generally have an army of authors which are, to my imagination, prescribed work loads in the form of articles. The articles are in essence their products, and my oh my are some of them of shoddy workmanship.

For example, today I was sent the following article:

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Click the image to be taken to article

This article is one of many that I have found. Fortunately, it appears that more and more people are enlightened of the evils of grains and eating bad fats (trans fats) as reflected by the comments. The most monumental screw up in this particular article though is perhaps the confusion of ketosis and ketoacidosis by Berna Harmse, a “registered dietician”. Interestingly enough though, she isn’t to blame. More than likely she is misquoting what has been taught to her in her “dietetics” training. Either way, she inaccurately describes the way in which ketones are used in the body and rather than explaining their function, alludes to their potential for bodily harm, which, as you may already know would be difficult to achieve.

You would probably have to starve yourself.

I must appologise for the less than positive position of this article, but I strongly feel that if the media keeps pushing the same crap down peoples throats both literally (through eating) and figuratively (through the spreading of lies and half-truths) then those who aren’t searching for great dietary advice and merely are accepting of what is told to them will always be on the trailing edge of healthy lifestyle. It is our duty to defend what we know is healthy, right and accurate.

Luckily for the paleo/primal movement, we have some great voices out there. Remember people, there is a Professor in front of Tim Noakes title, he didn’t get that from guessing what was right. He actively tries to prove to himself firstly, and then the world what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, through eating, exercise and everything else.

Keep well,
Keep open minded!

Andrew

How To Paleo: A book about living a paleo lifestyle for anyone

Hello all,

This week marks the release of my book, How To Paleo – Lose Weight, Gain Muscle and Avoid Doctors! I am very excited and proud to put a book out into the world that covers more than just the basics of exactly what it takes to live according to paleo principles.

If you for some reason didn’t receive my mail regarding the book launch, inside you’ll find:

Chances are you’ve had your fair share of exposure to the paleo diet through this site and whatever other sites you may follow. I’d like to take a second and explain why I love my book so much.

  • It is easy to read, with a logical flow and breakdown.
  • It contains proper, yet simply put information.
  • It contains “most of what’s required” to “get paleo”, the rest is up to you and your experience on the diet. Think of it like fine tuning.
  • It contains personal takes on what I think the paleo diet should really mean and be about.
  • The content in How To Paleo comes from research I’ve done on my own, as well as reasearch into the works of some of the biggest names in paleo such as Timothy Noakes, Tim Ferriss and of course, Mark Sisson.
  • It is relevant, not over-your-head information that will ensure you understand the fundamentals without being bombarded with too much information.
  • It is only $27 😀

The book aims to serve as a guide rather than a bible. That may seem to belittle the book a bit, but the truth is that I’ve found that if information is too rigid it becomes unactionable and ultimately useless. I’ve tried very hard to incorporate what I believe to be the most usefull and important parts of my paleo experience into the book, so that you don’t have to spend hours and hours trying to make sense of what’s what.

So if you have been looking for a resource on the paleo diet that has been written by a paleo enthusiast, follower and convert then look no further. I’ve done all the research for you, and put in hours and hours of work to make How To Paleo a reality. I wish that something like it existed when I started my paleo adventure, and I’m sure that it will add value to paleo followers, both new and schooled, young and old.

Thanks for being part of paleomunch.com which has allowed me to grow my knowledge of the way our bodies work and ultimately change my life and many others!

Click here to be taken to the sales page!

Keep well,
Andrew

What Are The Brain’s Glucose Requirements?

Understanding The Brain’s Glucose Requirements…

Firstly, it is important to understand what energy sources the brain utilises, and how effectively it utilises them. Common knowledge is that the brain requires glucose to be readily available in the blood to be used as an energy source. The brain can also utilise the ketones produced during ketogenesis as a fuel source, and some fat-adapted individuals say they have improved cognitive function without carbohydrates.  Having said that, the brain does require some carbohydrates to function correctly. There appears to be a common misconception in the dieting world where some assume that just because your body utilises glucose for a multitude of bodily functions, said substance should be heavily supplemented as part of a persons diet. In the case of glucose in the body, this is not required. The body, through gluconeogenesis in the liver, produces enough glucose for the body to survive effectively every day. Supplementing this production with lots of dietary carbohydrate derived glucose is not necessary and can promote insidious fat gain.

Getting a little bit more technical

The brain is no doubt an important organ, and so we should take care in providing it with a steady stream of energy. If the brain’s glucose levels are decreased too rapidly, a person can enter a state of hypoglycaemia . This is not good, and prolonged or sever hypoglycaemic states can even push a person into a coma. The brain is actually a well adapted organ, deriving (when on a fat adapted, low carbohydrate, high fat diet) most of its energy requirements from ketones and ketone production. This production usually takes place in the liver, but the brain has the capability of producing ketones itself. Generally speaking, ketones can account for up to 3/4 of the energy requirements of the brain. The remaining glucose requirements should come from dietary glucose intake, and will typically be around 30 grams of glucose if you are full blown ketogenic.

The Brain’s Energy Sources:

  • Lactate: This is the by-product of glucose burning in the muscles of the body during exercise. The brain uses lactate as a primary source of energy while exercising, and will actually prefer to utilise lactate over glucose if it’s available. Lactate promotes better general brain operation anyway, so this is totally fine and in fact desirable. Have you ever heard how people say they feel much more responsive and alert? Well, lactate could be the source of this change…
  • Glucose: Drawn from carbohydrates in foods, glucose is a fuel source often over supplemented and over provided to the body. Through gluconeogenesis however, the demands of the body on glucose for energy is effectively mitigated and reduced to what some may consider, very low levels. Gluconeogenesis, as discussed above, is where the liver converts amino acids into glucose for the body to use.
  • Ketones: These are derived from ketosis, which is related to gluconeogenesis, and while ketones aren’t the only energy source used by the brain (just like glucose isnt), they form part of the complicated concoction our brains draw energy from.

As we can see, the brain’s energy demands aren’t straight forward. They require a mixture of chemicals and substances to draw energy from, and operate best when a balance is available. I have personal experience with operating in a state of ketosis, and I can honestly say that I have more focus, energy and ability to process cognitive challenges. I’d recommend anyone who had a good deal of control and interest in living the healthiest life they can to try ketosis and living as “cleanly” as possible.

I cover ketosis quite extensively in my new book “How To Paleo – Lose Weight, Build Muscle and Avoid Doctors”. It is to be released very soon, if you have subscribed, I’ll send out an email letting everyone one know when it’s available for purchase (and I’ll include a little something extra too). If you haven’t subscribed, please do so to receive updates on new posts and other great informative tips on living primal and embracing the paleo diet.

Keep well,
Andrew.

My Book: How To Paleo – Lose Weight, Gain Muscle and Avoid Doctors

Hey everyone,

I’ve been pretty busy for last while building my own contribution to the paleo movement. I have researched, understood and organised all the basic principles of paleo and primal eating in the form of an ebook. May I present to you:

In the book, I explore the following:

  • How our ancestors survived and who they were
  • How we have been led astray by societal norms and the very people we thought would help us; doctors
  • How you can resolve the errors you are making in your diet and lifestyle 
  • How to eat for the body, deliciously
  • How to exercise effectively while enjoying every second of it
  • Using natural “hacks” to promote rapid weight loss while increasing and maintaining usable energy
  • How to mitigate and remove stress from your life while incorporating more play
  • What foods to buy, why you should buy them and where you might find them
  • And much more…

When writing How To Paleo, I tried to incorporate as much information into it that was relevant to the wants and needs expressed by you, the reader. I have tried to make the information easy to digest, easy to interpret and really understand, and also easy to action in your life. If it isn’t actionable, it could very well find its way to the back of your skull and be forgotten, so it was important for me to really try and make everything as “turn-key”as possible.

So you’re wondering how you can get yourself a copy?

Well, seeing as though it is in ebook form, you’ll be able to download it pretty soon. For my subscribers, I’ll be running a limited time discount when the book launches (it’s currently just cooling down from all of my editing :P), so be sure to keep an eye out for the launch email, or subscribe if you haven’t already! I firmly believe that How To Paleo will help even those well versed in paleo and primal eating principles and lifestyle design (I’ve even used the book as a point of reference already…). If you are interested in removing bad foods from your diet, promoting healthy, safe and natural weight loss, muscle building and a healthy immune system then How To Paleo is exactly what you are looking for!

So please check back soon for the book launch (It’ll be soon…)where you will be able purchase a copy from within the email (using the limited time discount code), you’ll not only save money, but support paleomunch and help me buy some great grass fed beef…

Keep well! Andrew