Categorized Under “ Weight Loss”

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The Seasonal Phenomenon that is ‘The Elastic Waistband’…

Less than two months – like seriously; this is not a joke.  We’ve got under two months until Christmas.  We all know what this means.  Sure there’s the shopping, decorating and never ending, often annoying holiday music here; nope, it’s the beginning of the seasonal food fest.  You know what Read more…

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September 29, 2012 - Contest Day

A Figure Model Goes Paleo: The Recipe for Success

My name is Gretchen and I am a wife, a personal trainer, a flight attendant & a paleo figure competitor.  Figure competitions have been more of a recent passion in my life.  I have been a personal trainer for about 3 years and as a personal trainer, competing in a figure competition was Read more…

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Seven Shades of Paleo

There’s an episode of The Simpsons that Paul McCartney guest stars on and there’s a scene that goes something like this – Paul McCartney and Lisa are talking and Lisa tells Paul that she’s a vegetarian and she’s thinking about becoming a vegan; to which Paul replies, “I’m a level Read more…

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Pushing Your Buttons…

It’s kind of like when you’re walking through the toy section at Target; you know – there’re those toys that have the buttons that say “push me”.  Now, it’s likely that you aren’t even remotely interested in buying that troll looking doll that sings AND dances; but not pushing the button is Read more…

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Introducing: FREE Paleo Diet Troubleshooting Guides

Having trouble with the Paleo diet? Tried the basic Paleo diet but aren’t seeing the progress you think you should be? Maybe you’re not losing fat, or you’re an endurance athlete who wants to fuel optimally for game day. Or maybe you’re on the autoimmune protocol and have run into Read more…

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Serotonin Deficiency and Food Cravings

Written by: Kevin Cann             The more I meet with people and get to know them the more I have realized that we may have another epidemic here in America that is not often addressed, serotonin deficiency.  Antidepressants are the most common medication prescribed in the United States (Olfson, 2009).  Read more…

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Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Obesity

  Written by: Kevin Cann Obesity has a strong link to mental illness, and mental illness has a strong link to obesity.  An epidemiological study performed by Becker showed that obese women had the highest rate of mental disorders overall (Becker, 2001).  People with mental disorders have increased risk for Read more…

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A Paleo Challenge Motivates Steve to Get Healthy

Food for thought: nutrition is paramount to optimal health and fitness. Whether it’s Zone, GOMAD, primal, or paleo, for better or for worse, I have witnessed the contagiousness of diet in many athletic communities: it’s mentioned, it peeks interest, it drives experimentation. After personal observation, experimentation, and even more observation, Read more…

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Going, Going, GONE – It all Started with a Handful of Chips…

Veggies, meat, good fats, some fruit, water and an occasional piece of high-quality dark chocolate – that’s what’s been going into your body for the past week or two. Seriously, you are on a roll. This paleo thing – it’s in the bag. I’m talking EASY. You totally can’t understand how some Read more…

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Stress and The Food Reward System

Written by: Kevin Cann   Understanding the dynamics of weight loss has always been a hot topic in the literature, and will continue to be until we can fully understand the dynamic components of the disease.  Most people will attempt various diet and/or exercise programs in feeble attempts to shed Read more…

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