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30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 12

Day 12 Challenge: Go out to eat – but do it Paleo style! Don’t succumb to the persuasive power of the menu or your dining partners – plan what you’re going to order before you go and stick with your decision. You can eat well even if you’re eating away from home. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 11

Day 11 Challenge: Try a new protein or cut of meat. If you always eat beef and chicken – try something from the sea. If you’ve never had lamb, bison or halibut – give it shot. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: Fat isn’t bad – the devil is in the dose. Too much of this good stuff… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 10

Day 10 Challenge: “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Today take a close look at your portion sizes – this includes protein, starchy vegetables, fruit and fat – even the stuff you’re cooking with.. Non-starchy veggies are pretty non-threatening – enjoy these liberally! Practice eating until you’re satisfied – not stuffed. Amy’s Two-Second… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 9

Day 9 Challenge: Vary your veggies! Today’s goal is to eat at least three different colors of vegetables. Green is good – but orange, red, white, yellow and purple are pretty darn awesome too and the more colors you eat the more vitamins and minerals you’ll get! Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: Vegetables are your friend! Make… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 7

Day 7 Challenge: Try a NEW recipe today. Scour your Paleo cookbook collection or just hit up Google (it has EVERYTHING). Make tonight’s dinner something besides chicken and broccoli!! Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: The BEST detox = cut the crap. Eat real food. You don’t need to do a juice fast, buy special supplements or give… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 6

Day 6 Challenge: Recruit support and tell those around you what you’re doing. Ask them to SUPPORT you, encourage you and hold you accountable to eating well. (Kids LOVE to help with this!) Use your family, your friends, your co-workers and your gym friends – make your environment safe and supportive. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway: Can’t… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 3

Day 3 Challenge: RESTOCK! It’s time to go to the store! Stock up on the good stuff. Make eating well EASY. Fresh and frozen vegetables; lean or grass fed meats; poultry; fish and seafood; healthy fats and fresh fruit are your targets. Go fill your cart and stock your fridge and pantry. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:… Continue Reading


30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 2

Day 2 Challenge: Create a cabinet in your kitchen and a designated area in your fridge and freezer for YOUR food. This will be especially helpful if you have kids, a significant other that’s not ‘playing’ the paleo game or roommates. Your food is for YOU and their food is for them. If the food… Continue Reading