Belly fat and cortisol.
Equipment for working out at home.
Age and strength training.
Fitness and nutrition for diet related disorders.
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Appreciate all the information you are sharing with us! Very very interesting.
I loved the show. The advice is very insightful. I have recently been doing kettlebell and love the results, but still very addicted to that cardio/joggers high. Will kettlebell and heavy lifting alone give me the abs that I desire, along with paleo eating of course? And high five Jason on the advice that movement will do wonders for adrenal, thyroid, chronic fatigue, poor sleep etc disorder. Once I upped my water intake to 1 gallon a day, got to the gym, my physical complaints went. In their place came strength. Two months ago, I could not do more than 6 push ups off my knees, now, I can do up to fifty OFF MY TOES. I am just over 40, with two kids, was feeling twice that age, until I GOT MOVING!!!! Now I do not want to sit down : )
Getting abs happens almost exclusively at the table and not in the gym. With perfect nutrition, lifting heavy and kettlebells will be fine.
A gallon of water per day is a lot, but if it’s working for you, don’t change it. We usually recommend that our clients simply drink when they are thirsty.
I really enjoy listening to your podcast while I go about my housework! Thank you! I have been doing paleo for a little over a month now & am trying to get my husband on board. He will basically eat what I put in front of him when he is in my presence, so I’m thankful. I pack his lunch & he eats that as well. Sometimes he’ll go out to eat with colleagues & go off track. He still enjoys an occasional diet Pepsi, but has cut back to usually a couple a week. My teenagers, however, are a different story. My husband & I have 5 kids, with 3 grown & gone, & only 2 still left at home. I offer whatever I fix paleo for dinner for our family. They eat a small amount of what I put on the table. Now they are resorting to buying their own milk & bread & bringing that to the table. Snacking on pb&j with a tall glass of milk later on I don’t want to be a tyrant & turn them off to healthy eating.
In the last couple years, I have been more health conscious as I head into my mid-forties & couldn’t lose that extra 10 lbs. I’m not overweight (5’10, 148 lbs), yet I had some stubborn muffin top going on that I wanted to lose. I was inspired by the belly fat cure, avoiding all sugar. For the most part, it worked. I was surprised at how much sugar I had been consuming all my life! I have been able to maintain a healthy weight, I just need to get some muscle built up. I will begin doing the exercises in the Everyday Paleo book.
My 15 year old son plays 4 sports/year & is physically fit. Doesn’t drink soda, yet loves milk. Bakes his own chocolate chip cookies a couple times a week.
My 18 year old daughter is 5’6, 160lbs. LOVES simple carbs. Her favorite food would be hot cheesy breadsticks dipped in ranch. She’s gearing up to leave home for about 6 months on a missions program. I so regret not raising my kids to love eating healthy whole foods, however, I refuse to remain defeated & want to know what can I do for my family starting today.
My husband runs 3 to 4 miles a day, has lost 40 pounds through the Ideal Protein plan from New Year’s day to about April. He has maintained since April, yet cannot seem to lose his belly. He’s smaller in the arms & legs, & has a big tight round tummy. Ideally, he’d like to loose another 30 lbs. He’s 45, 5’10, 240 lbs & deals with asthma & allergies, as we live on a ranch, surrounded by alfalfa & wheat. I know the running is not good for him, but being a product of the ’70′ & ’80′s, he strives feverishly to fun off the belly fat. In his mind, the longer the run, the better, although he can barely breath by the time he’s done & has to use his inhaler. Is the running contributing to the belly fat & hard on his heart? His favorite foods would be hotdogs, salami & ketchup. He’s convinced that since they are carb free, they are good for him. Yes, he gets too little sleep, about 5 good hours a night, works long hours, about 12 a day. Has a pretty stressful upper management job. We are about to become grandparents for the first time & I want him around for a long long time yet
My husband does desire to be healthy. Do you have any advice about what he should be doing for exercise? And how I can ENCOURAGE my family & not turn them off to going paleo? Would you let your 15 year old buy his own milk & bread? I thought if I just didn’t bring it into the house, there would be no choice buy to eat the healthy stuff. Fortunately, I love to cook & it’s good food I’m offering. Of course it is, they are mostly your recipes, Sarah!
Also, 2 food questions: I have read a few paleo books now, but have not seen anything said about Stevia. They claim that it is a natural herb, but why am I not seeing it used in any paleo recipes? I’d rather use it instead of honey. Thoughts? What about flaxseed?
If your husband wants to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, he is probably going to need to quit running, start lifting, and get his diet dialed in with solid paleo. Sustainable fat loss happens through nutrition. (ketchup is not carb free, it contains sugar)
As Sarah said in the podcast, you have to fix yourself first. When your results are undeniable, your family will likely be more receptive.
In our opinion, all artificial sweeteners are bad and most of the recipes they would be used in are treats anyway. This also means that you should rarely have use for honey. Meat and vegetables don’t need added sweetener.
Flaxseed is too high in omega 6 and best avoided.
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Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now, thirteen centuries later, some experts say we have preliminary research to back up what Charlemagne suspected.’^
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