Friday, May 6, 2016
Do you have a Primal Blueprint Success Story you’d like to share? Then I want to hear from you!
Write it up and include a photo. Including both pre-Primal and post-Primal pics is best, but not required. Don’t worry if you’re not a chiseled Adonis. This isn’t a “who’s the most ripped” contest. Whether you’ve lost 100 pounds over two years of Primal living or you’ve simply managed to kick that Diet Coke habit, just tell me what going Primal has done for you. I’m looking for interesting and personal tales.
You can include details about your health history, how you found MDA and The Primal Blueprint, what has worked and what hasn’t, what differences you’ve seen in how you look and feel, and anything else you think readers might be able to learn from (that you’re open to sharing) are welcome. It doesn’t have to be a thousand word diatribe, but more than a couple paragraphs is best. Feel free to be creative with your story format, too. Remember, good stories usually have a beginning, a middle, and an end. And of course, honesty is king.
If you’ve ever thought about sending in your story but haven’t gotten around to it, then there is no better time than now!
There are tons of great examples throughout MDA history, but here’s a top contender for one of the most memorable: The Unconquerable Dave. If you haven’t read it, do it now. You won’t regret it. YAWP!
View other Success Stories here for ideas on how to write your own.
How to Enter
Email me your story along with any pictures. Please use the subject heading “My Primal Story.” That way your story makes it to the top of my inbox and doesn’t get lost at sea.
Anyone in the world can enter.
May 13, midnight PDT.
How the Winner Will Be Determined
My team and I will determine which stories and accompanying photos get published on MDA. But the winner of the prize package above will be chosen at random from those that are submitted.
Ready to Share Your Story? Write It Up and Email Me Here.
Good luck, everyone! I look forward to reading each and every story.
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It’s what’s inside that counts.
When it comes to fruit and vegetables, maybe they should say that the best things come in ugly packages. A growing body of research indicates that produce with signs of stress — pockmarks, scales, dimples, strange shapes — may actually be nutritionally superior and taste better than perfect-looking produce. The scars on ugly fruits and veggies may be signs they have successfully battled environmental threats such as an insect or an infection and may indicate high antioxidant content, NPR’s The Salt reports. “There is some interesting data that when plants are stressed by insects or disease, they produce metabolites that are good for us,” Clemson University environmental biologist Brian Ward tells the site. Embrace the unsightly!
Banish the bloat!
That bloated feeling? No one likes it. But how to avoid it? Time has helpfully published a list of potential triggers, cited by gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan in her new book, The Bloat Cure. “Sneaky culprits” include artificial sweeteners (regular sugar isn’t so great either); cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, kale and broccoli (eat small portions and work up to bigger ones, and try eating cruciferous vegetables with lemon to stimulate your digestion); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin (they cause fluid retention); soy (Chutkan says coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk and unsweetened almond milk are good soy milk alternatives); and sports drinks (skip the sugars and sweeteners, and rehydrate with water and a banana instead).
Get the nutritionists’ no-noes.
We hear a lot about the foods nutritionists love: avocados, salmon, kale, quinoa, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and more. But what about the foods they won’t go near? Health.com recently asked several nutrition experts, and their no-way-not-now-not-ever lists include no-sugar-added or light ice cream (less satisfying, loaded with artificial sweeteners, potential producers of “a laxative effect”), puffed veggie chips (lots of additives, lots of calories), powdered peanut butter (fewer calories and less fat than the real thing, but also less healthy and satisfying), commercial salad dressings (just make your own), whole-wheat bread (it’s a glycemic index thing) and cold-pressed juices (high in sugar, lower in beneficial fiber than you might think, and your body can’t even absorb all those nutrients at once, so they go to waste). Adjust your shopping lists accordingly.
Amy Reiter is a writer and editor based in New York. A regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast and Wine Spectator, among others, as well as for Salon, where she was a longtime editor and senior writer. In addition to contributing to Healthy Eats, she blogs for Food Network’s FN Dish.
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We are wrapping up a few days spent with Grammie and Pea, which always makes for an exciting time! I cooked a crockpot dinner for the group, we ate ice cream, went to Kardinal Hall and of course got in lots and lots of play time.
Grammie’s arts and crafts activity was a big hit!
G+P picked Mazen up from school on Tuesday, and we all went for ice cream at Chaps.
I had a heath bar, and we bought chocolate peanut butter for little M.
I put curry chicken in the crockpot for dinner that morning:
And then I served it with potatoes, beans, peanuts and rice for dinner. (Recipe post to come next week!)
After dinner we thawed out the last of Mazen’s birthday cake to share. It tasted as good as it did fresh in September! The trick is to wrap it in foil and then seal tightly seal in a Ziploc bag. Remove it from the foil before the frosting defrosts (haha) and allow it to come to room temperature.
On Wednesday, breakfast was sunflower butter toast and two coffees. Plus some reading!
I went to strength class and then came home to make another recipe – this time a gorgonzola avocado dip, which we shared for lunch along with some leftovers.
On Wednesday afternoon we went over to the future Random Row Brewing to get a tour of the new space from Matt. Exciting stuff!!
Dinner was at Kardinal Hall where we had beers, brats and french fries.
I loved the Farro Salad! Greens, farro, edamame, pesto, artichokes, and goat cheese.
We all ate pancakes for breakfast before G+P took Mazen to school and then headed home.
Happy weekend to all!
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I know how it is. My life can get crazy too. You have a hugely busy week, maybe work has you in overdrive and perhaps the kids have a bazillion different places they need to be taxied to. From… Read more →
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