Posts By Amy Kubal


The 12 “Do’s” of Christmas

During the hectic holiday season it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement (or stress) and get thrown off track.  Here are 12 tips to help you stay healthy, sane and the same size this holiday season: 1.) Deck your appetizer buffet with vegetable and fruit trays, shrimp platters, Read more…

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CRAZY Cravings: How do cookies, pizza, etc. know your name??

Let’s play pretend…  Imagine that you had a great week of eating well, exercising, and feeling good.  It’s Friday night – dinner out and possibly a movie are in the cards.  Your intentions are good.  You’re going to keep it clean and if anything, maybe have a drink with dinner.  Read more…

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Thanksgiving – Don’t be a Food Hangover Victim!!

The day has arrived.  The hour is approaching.  The table is set and look out – we’re HUNGRY!  It’s been a whole year since we’ve sat down to a feast of this caliber and damn if we’re not going to take FULL advantage of it.  Am I right??  Okay, now Read more…

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Testimonial: “I’ve officially lost over half of my original body weight.”

  I used to weigh over a quarter of a ton. The last weigh in I did before I started my weight loss campaign showed 538 pounds on the $250 scale my wife had to buy me with our tex return in March of 2010.  As of today, I weigh Read more…

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Testimonial – A Paleo Dietitian Helped Me Change My Life!

I can lose weight. I am master at losing weight. Since the age of 15, I’ve battled to lose the same 40-90 pounds over and over again. I’ve tried every diet out there, including a liquid diet, and had success, but whenever I’d return to a so called healthy diet, Read more…

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Health in a Package…

As of today there are only 43 shopping days left until Christmas!!  Okay, whatever you do – DON’T PANIC!  I get it, you have like 50 people to shop for and know what you’re actually getting for maybe 3 of them.  Seriously though, don’t sweat it!  Let’s look at this Read more…

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The “Reverse Challenge”: A Personal Experiment

Recently I convinced Rebecca, my wife, to transition our family to a more Paleolithic style of eating.  I have been on a journey of personal discovery and education while over here in Afghanistan and I figure why not give this a shot, eating paleo that is.  I started this way of eating Read more…

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Fear and Loathing at the Dinner Table

This post was written by Amy Berger.  Amy is working on her Masters Degree in Nutrition and holds a Bachelors in Creative Writing.  She has put together an excellent primer on all things antinutrient. Enjoy! Phytates, oxalates, and goitrogens, oh my! If you’re new to the world of antinutrients, these Read more…

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Testimonial – “What if this is bad?”: Proof that Paleo Works

I started the paleo diet in February to try to help with lymphocytic colitis (it worked).  As I kept my body happy with coconut oil, grass-fed beef, vegetables and all the other paleo goodies, there was still a little voice in the back of my head saying, “what if this Read more…

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Make the Most of the ‘Off-season’

The last ‘big’ races/events are over for the season – triathlons, cycling, marathons, the Games – all done for another year.  It’s officially the ‘off-season’; the time for our bodies to rest, recover, and start preparing for the next go.  While the ‘off-season’ is commonly associated with athletes, it truly Read more…

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