Sunday, September 2, 2018

CrossFit with an Autoimmune Disease, Workout Motivation During Pregnancy & Macros on Workout Day Versus Rest Days

Hi, guys! Happy Labor Day to you!

I hope you are relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. We’re getting our lives in order today because we’re officially back-to-school tomorrow – followed by 2 weeks of utter madness. I’m off to Des Moines later this week, home for one day, and then off to Santa Barbara for 4 days. It’s going to be quite the whirlwind!

If you missed my Instagram Live on Thursday, I’ve shared it below for your viewing pleasure. Please let me know what you think of these videos – do you like them? Do you watch them? Are they helpful? I’d love to hear your feedback!

In this episode, I chat about:

  • Tracking cooking oils (macros)
  • CrossFit with an autoimmune disease
  • Workout motivation during pregnancy
  • Whether I got a nose job
  • Tracking macros on workout days versus rest days
  • Thoughts on steroids and weight gain

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 519

Research of the Week

A few potential drivers of brain aging.

“People who consumed a diet emphasising fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy products and meat had the lowest risks of cardiovascular disease and early death.” This quote was so good I even left the terrible British English spelling of “emphasizing” intact.

Cave bear DNA found in modern brown bears. Also, cave bears were mostly vegetarian.

Psychiatric diseases are a potentially unavoidable byproduct of our large, complex brains.

Mushrooms are excellent prebiotics.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 275: Dr. Mona Morstein: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mora Morstein, a naturopathic physician who specializes in integrative approaches to diabetes.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

How will modern medicine’s promise to find cures and stop disease before it starts square with the fact that it makes all its money off wealthy, unhealthy, pill-popping patients?

Both stress and recovery are essential to a long, well-lived life.

Media, Schmedia

How to make friends.

Be careful where you source your sushi, especially if you’re over 70 with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage kidney disease.

Everything Else

Lierre Keith drops an interesting tidbit in this podcast: All the big-name vegans secretly eat salmon.

What 150 billion hours of FitBit data reveal about human health.

British and French scallop catchers try to out-mussel each other.

The FDA approves magic mushrooms for depression.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I can’t wait to find out: Last year, she barely missed the world record. This year, she’ll try again, this time on ketones. Will Vittoria Bussi break the one-hour cycling record?

Contest I’d enter if I didn’t make the stuff myself: Lara loves Primal Kitchen® Unsweetened Ketchup, in addition to a bunch of other great products. Enter to win them all.

Older concept I’m pondering: The rise of “sleep coaches” for professional athletes.

Article I’m reading: Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health.

Question I’m pondering: Should we allow performance-enhancing drugs?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 26– Sep 1)

Comment of the Week

“I use a far infra red Matt. The generic name is bio mat. It makes me sweat, it’s like a poor man’s sauna.”

– This Matt fella sounds like he has super powers. Think he’d do a guest post, Ned?


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Clean Eating Lentil Loaf Recipe

This clean eating lentil loaf recipe is the perfect way to enjoy “meatloaf” on a Meatless Monday!

Many folks are starting to turn to a plant-based diet, or at the very least, reduce the amount of meat they consume. There are many reasons people do this. For me, it was a good move for my overall health.

But it does mean that I have to get creative when I start craving some of my old, favorite, comfort foods. And this substitute for a meat-based meatloaf is a perfect example.

Clean Eating Lentil Loaf Recipe


  • They taste good!
  • They are filled with fiber.
  • Some would argue that they are the world’s healthiest food!
  • They are a great source of iron.
  • The soluble fiber they contain is said to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • They are a great source of plant-based protein, vitamin B6 and b1.

Clean Eating Lentil Loaf Recipe



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Clean Eating Lentil Loaf

A delicious, plant-based alternative to meat-based meatloaf.

  • 2 cups cooked green lentils ((brown is fine too))
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms ((tightly packed – don't worry about breaking them))
  • 4 medium garlic cloves ((minced))
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste ((no sugar added))
  • 2 tbsp. tamari
  1. Prep the veggies and have them ready to go.

  2. Cook the lentils in vegetable broth (instead of water) to package directions.

  3. While the lentils cook,  warm the oil in a large skillet.

  4. Add all the veggies, except the garlic, to the pan and heat until you hear it sizzling. Then immediately reduce the heat to low.

  5. Flatten out the vegetable in a single layer the best you can (I just used the back of my spatula) and continue to cook. You should just barely be able to hear the sizzling sound. You are sweating the vegetables instead of sautéing them, so keep the heat low and stir only occasionally.

  6. At about the 30 minute mark, add in the garlic and continue cooking. If the heat is low enough, you can sweat the vegetables until the lentils are done so that everything finishes at the same time. Remember, you should just barely be able to hear the sizzling sound.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  8. When everything is finished, strain off 2 cups of the lentils and add them to the skillet with the flax meal, tomato paste and tamari. Stir well. The lentils will get a bit mushy, but that’s okay.

  9. Oil a standard loaf pan and transfer the lentil mixture into the loaf pan. Press the mixture down like you would regular meat loaf. You want a flat surface.

  10. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, slice and serve.

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

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