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Articles related to The Plant Paleo Diet.

Update: Belly, Food, and Baby—Lots of Pictures

February 3, 2016 | | 9 Comments

A game called Mad Gabs turns simple phonetics into brain-twisting fun. You have to translate odd phrases like ‘Cohen Peas’ into the more common ‘go in peace.’ The answer to a game card that reads ‘Europe Art Tough Fit’ would be ‘you’re a part of it.’

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Plant Paleo Oil-free Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

November 12, 2015 | | 5 Comments

This is a delicious oil-free Caesar salad dressing recipe made from scratch with whole foods . I eat it at least a few times a week, tossed into a super-sized dinner salad.

One of the basic tenets of The Plant Paleo Diet is to avoid or greatly reduce processed foods, including oil. Some people are interpreting this to mean totally avoid fat.

But no, the idea is to eat whole foods. The fat is in the food.

Getting your fat from whole foods has a number of advantages over oil: Read More

Plant Paleo Body Composition Update at 42 Years Old

September 15, 2015 | | 34 Comments

Today’s my 42nd birthday, so I figured I’d share a bit about how this old geezer’s doing. My birthday also marks 9-½ months of practicing The Plant Paleo Diet. I won’t rehash my entire history in this article, though. To learn more about how I went from life-long obesity to where I am now, check out my previous body comp update.

In that last update—almost 6 months ago—I weighed 163 lbs. This morning, I weighed in at 161 lbs. So, it’s safe to say I’ve been in a fairly stable energy balance with Plant Paleo. My lowest measured weight in the last 6 months was 157 lbs and my highest was 163 lbs. Read More

Plant Paleo Part 2: Grains, Legumes, Fiber, and Antinutrients

June 3, 2015 | | 56 Comments

In Part 1 of this series, I suggested that:

(1) a single set of Paleolithic-inspired dietary rules is not only futile, but entirely misses the point of the actual Paleolithic example, which shows us vast diet diversity amongst human groups; and that (2) the Paleo paradigm includes a wide array of whole-food diets consisting of various macronutrient ratios and plant-to-animal ratios.

This article will show that a dietary approach with plenty of whole fiber-containing foods, including grains and legumes, is consistent with both the evolutionary clues and the scientific evidence. Read More

Body Composition Update After Plant Paleo Weight Loss

April 1, 2015 | | 43 Comments

Until now, it’s been about two years since I’ve posted any body composition pictures on the blog. There are a couple of main reasons for this.

1) I always feel awkward having pictures taken of myself. For nearly all of my life I’ve been overweight or obese, and most folks who have been there can probably relate to not being overly fond of cameras. Hopefully this is changing now, but it applies pretty consistently for my generation and up.

Plus, are you supposed to smile in body-comp pictures? Who knows. I think they tend to look silly either way. Read More

Plant Paleo Part 1: The Gatherer-Hunter Diet

March 18, 2015 | | 65 Comments

In order for the Paleo approach to make any sense at all, it can’t be a diet. Not just one diet.

A fundamental feature of human diets during the Paleolithic era was that there were several of them. The eating patterns of humans were spread across Africa and eventually most of the globe. Dietary variances hinged on the unique characteristics of local ecosystems, the dance between organisms and environments—innumerable variables all at play and changing over millennia. Read More