Almost 6 Years!

Paleo Five-O
Paleo Five-O – This spring will mark 6 years that Jay and I have been “paleo”. We haven’t been perfect, but neither of us have had a slice of bread or pizza in those six years. That would seem to both of us to cross a line. Our weight remains within 8-9 pounds of our initial weight loss figures – 60 pounds lost for Jay, and 30 pounds lost for me.We have had some wheat, though, in the form of those dang craft beers! I myself love to dive into a glass of Vanilla Porter or Sweet Baby Jesus. So to begin the new year and get t… Read more

Three Years, Five Months

Paleo Five-O – Jay and I are still eating Paleo/Primal. I went for a check-up the other day, and the digital scale weighed me in at 125 lbs. (I have stopped weighing myself at home after 40 some years of weighing every morning). Our weight is holding steady.We had been eating lunch out a lot lately, so a couple of weeks ago we decided to cut that back to once a week, and spend the saved money at Whole Foods on grass-fed beef, wild caught salmon, chicken, and red wine. We just polished off a leftover lunch of salmon and br… Read more

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Deadliest catch: Why sugar is the culprit behind (most) disease and illness

Paleo Five-O – The Virginian-PilotInsulin metabolizes and stores sugar to our fat cells. Sugar is a depressant, both emotionally and physically, wreaking havoc on our immune and endocrine system. Sugar lowers our natural ability to heal disease, such as cancer, diabetes, … Read more …… Read more

Tiny Update

Paleo Five-O – This is a quick update – I’ve been transitioning to a new work situation, among other things. But one constant that remains is this terrific diet. For about a month, I have not stepped on the scale, dashing past it to get to my coffee with heavy cream early in the morning and get some pre-dawn work done.This week’s fare included eating at the Greek Festival, twice, (Moussaka with the Bechamel scraped off, stuffed grape leaves, Greek Green Beans), a feast of heavenly beef brisket with Blue Moon Belgian White… Read more

Gary Taubes on Dr. Oz

Paleo Five-O – Gary Taubes has a new blog post about his recent appearance on the Dr. Oz show (I don’t know if it has aired). Taubes’ article “What if it’s All Been a Big Fat Lie” and his books “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and “Why We Get Fat” are required reading if you are interested in learning how it came about that the U.S. government advocates a diet that causes metabolic syndrome and makes us sick, and why we should eschew carbohydrates and eat a higher fat diet in order to be healthier.An excerpt:”…it’s almos…

Arganica Meal

Paleo Five-O – This is our third week of waking up on Sunday morning to a box full of produce from Arganica Farm Club. We’ve been pleased with our deliveries so far. The first week, I ordered the standard mix of produce for $25. Weeks 2 and 3, I ordered custom items, and this week we added meat to the mix, receiving 1 1/2 pounds of frozen pork tenderloin from a farm near Harrisonburg. The big challenge has been to use every bit of our purchase so that I can justify the cost. So far we have wasted one over-ripe Avocado.Las…

Paleo Plateau

Paleo Five-O – A few people who have started eating Paleo within a month have asked about weight loss plateaus. They’ve lost 5-6 pounds rapidly, and have stopped losing. I remember a couple of times when I seemed ‘stuck’, but it never lasted very long.  I recall that, in the beginning, I was not in a big hurry to lose weight – I knew from past experience that when pounds are lost slowly, they are more likely to stay off. Although I never deprived myself or went hungry, I did substitute a large salad for a normal meal…

Clams Casino

Paleo Five-O – Clams Casino & Grilled Grass Fed SirloinThe other night Jay was given some clams, so he made these wonderful clams casino. He mixed butter, chopped onions and chopped green pepper, spread it on the clams, topped each one with a piece of half-cooked bacon, and broiled them for 10 minutes….

Vegetable Garden, Coconut Chicken, Arganica Farm Club and Fat Head

Paleo Five-O – Vegetable GardenThis weekend we dug up a good section of the fenced part of our back yard and started a vegetable garden. We’ve grown some vegetables and herbs on the porch before, but not tried yard gardening because the deer herd that frequents our yard eat up everything. Hopefully their little noses won’t fit through the fence! First plantings include butter lettuce and cauliflower.Coconut ChickenThis is my first recipe taken from Mark Sisson’s reader created coconut cookbook. You can get a free copy in …