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Debunking the Paleo Diet: 89 Bullets on the Debate

Debunking Paleo Diet

*WARNING This post is a rant about the Paleo vs. Debunking Paleo Diet Debate in specific, and the health & fitness industry in general.  It is Rated “R” by the fitness blogger’s association and is bound to offend probably everyone at some point.  Sorry about that. I come from a small surfer town where: (a) we’re a little rough around the edges with the language and whatnot, (b) you can get in a fist fight with someone, and laugh about it with them over a drink a few hours later.  If you’re not that laid back, don’t keep reading.    Read the rest of this entry

No Diet System is More Important Than Nutrition Basics

In this installment of the video Q & A series, we try to uncover some of the potential reasons why a dieter is suffering from low energy and increasing body fat.

WHAT WE COVERED

  • The no bullsh*t truth.  No diet structure — whether it be Intermittent Feast, intermittent fasting, traditional bodybuilding/fitness nutrition and the 6-Shooter Spread — is a “miracle cure” that allows you to overlook diet fundamentals.  Don’t let anyone — including me — sell you that their system is more important than nutrition basics.
  • Examples:  Intermittent Feast will NOT allow you to lose fat if you’re in a calorie surplus.  Intermittent Feast will NOT allow you to eat crap and be healthy.  Intermittent Feast will NOT provide you miraculous energy if you are combining no-carb diets with anaerobic training, etc.
  • 1. Get Your Diet Numbers Right.  This is the most important step to achieve any body composition goal — targeted calories based on the physique goal, adequate protein to support lean muscle mass either way, the right distribution of carbs and fats based on activity levels, etc.
  • 2. Optimize Food Choices.   This takes care of the health aspects of a diet and can make it a lot easier to stay within your numbers (real, whole foods are way more satiating than refined foods).
  • 3. Find a Sustainable Diet Structure.  Meal frequency and food distribution is predominantly about making your diet plan practical, sustainable, and functional as a lifestyle plan.  Use whatever works best. I believe in Da Feast!
  • My continuing battles with my frickin’ Whiteboard.