Wolves in Sheeps Clothing – Healthy Foods That Aren’t So Healthy!

Food marketers these days are on their game. Everyday we buy foods with labels like “natural” and “7 grain” and “high fiber” because these words indicate that something is good for us. But oftentimes food products can be wolves in sheep’s clothing, or not so awesome for us foods disguised as health food. In this post I’ll go over a few commonly misnamed “healthy foods” and discuss why we think they’re healthy, why they aren’t, and what to eat instead.  Continue reading Wolves in Sheeps Clothing – Healthy Foods That Aren’t So Healthy!

Get Some Iron!

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Iron deficiency anemia is a relatively common problem among athletes, especially females and teens. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 9% of adolescent and adult women have iron deficiency anemia. In addition, a small study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association from 2005 found that 36% of recreational female athletes (and 6% of male athletes) were iron deficient. In this post I’ll explain what Iron does, how much of it you need, and why you need it. Continue reading Get Some Iron!

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

I first made fried green tomatoes back in high school when I saw the movie. This summer I decided to go at them again, this time with a Paleo twist. These are pretty high in fat and are fried, but they’re a great treat and are always a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

3 medium green tomatoes

3/4 cup almond meal

1 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

1 egg

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How to Fail at ANY Diet – Even Paleo!

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OK, I’m not really going to tell you HOW to fail, but I will talk about a few ways you might have in the past, and how you can fix it. This may surprise a few people, but you can be overweight or at your ideal weight on any diet. I have seen a vegan patient who was very obese, while on the other hand a professor in Kansas lost 27 pounds eating nothing but Twinkies, Oreos, Doritos, and sugary cereal. While I don’t recommend this “Twinkie diet” – professor Haub was doing it to make a point about energy balance – I will say that maintaining a healthy weight and getting the best performance out of your body is based on many factors. Research has shown a variety of eating patterns including the Mediterranean diet, Paleolithic diet, and low fat diets can help people lose weight and improve health markers like cholesterol and blood sugar. No matter what type of nutrition plan you follow, there are a few key things that will help you maintain optimal weight and perform at your best. In this post, I’ll talk about some of the common mistakes people make, and how you can fix them. Continue reading How to Fail at ANY Diet – Even Paleo!