We are super excited to introduce to you our dear friend, Mateo Daniel. He is truly the epitome of “The Playful Warrior”. He brings so much love and energy to everyone he meets and has reminded us of the importance of PLAY in our lives and for our health! I used to think playing was for kiddos and those lucky people that had the luxury of extra time on their hands…now I realize how important it is for us all to PLAY! Life is so much more fun this way!
We love Mateo’s perspective on life, play and movement. Check out the article below!Keep Reading »
This is Part 5 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat
If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:Keep Reading »
We are always getting asked for Paleo friendly breakfast ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always eating the same thing for breakfast. Mix it up!
Here is a quick, easy and unique breakfast idea full of great protein and fat! Enjoy!Keep Reading »
Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!
I can’t wait! It’s my all-time favorite holiday…I love the fall, being with family and of course…the FOOD!!
For many folks the holidays are a time when they throw healthy eating out the window and binge on sweets and unhealthy food. And…typically feel like crap after it’s all said and done.
Well..I am here to tell you can still eat healthy during the holidays AND experience delicious food, WITHOUT feeling awful and realizing you’ve gained an extra 10 pounds going into the New Year.Keep Reading »
This is a great dish that gives chicken a little pizazz! And it’s simple with minimal ingredients. Enjoy!
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pound chicken so they are thin (option to buy thin breast). Clean and break ends of asparagus. Place the chicken on a baking dish drizzled lightly with oil. On a separate baking dish, place the asparagus and drizzle lightly with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
Chop shallot. In a small bowl add shallots, red wine vinegar, oil and cherries. Place chicken on top of a large handful of arugula and add the cherry mixture. Serve with asparagus.
Recipe by Tami Monaghan
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This is Part 4 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat
If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:Keep Reading »
Endocrine disruptors, also known as “OBESOGENS”, are lurking all around us and may be a key factor in making America FAT and SICK. As you may realize, obesity is an epidemic and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes continue to escalate.
So…what role do obesogens play?
Obesogens are environmental toxins found in food, water, insecticides, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. that negatively affect metabolism and may predispose some to weight gain. They mimic our own hormones and confuse or disrupt natural hormone production.Keep Reading »
Poor Gut Health
This is Part 2 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat.
If you missed Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels, you can check it out HERE.
We will be discussing Part 3-5 in the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss it!Keep Reading »
If you are having trouble shedding those extra pounds and the scale just won’t budge….I recommend turning your focus towards these 5 often overlooked factors that could be secretly sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Yes…diet and exercise are key components in losing weight, having a rockin’ body and feeling awesome. But…there is much more to the equation that people don’t realize. Many people dial in their nutrition using a Paleo, whole-food approach and lose tons of weight, and others lose some weight…but not as much as they hoped for. And for those people…there are likely other factors holding you back.
This may be just the information you need to squeeze into that stunning, black dress you’ve been avoiding because it’s a little too snug and exposes your lumps, bumps and rolls OR give you the confidence to strut your stuff in that sexy bikini you bought as an incentive to lose weight (and is currently buried in the bottom of your underwear drawer).
Wouldn’t that be awesome!
What’s even more awesome is that all these factors…if addressed and improved upon…not only help with weight loss, but also help with improved overall health, well-being and disease prevention!!
5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat:
1) Low Vitamin D Levels
2) Poor Gut Health
5) Stress: The Muffin Top Monster
We are going to start this week looking at how Low Vitamin D Levels may be associated with weight gain and will cover the rest of the 4 in upcoming posts.Keep Reading »
This is a simple and delicious fish and brussels sprout dish with a lemony twist. Drizzle sauce over brussels and fish and enjoy!!!Keep Reading »
Hi Drs. Chad and Brenda,
Just shooting a note to say that although you think we should be done with our 30 day challenge, we are actually on week 3. I signed up, but we didn’t actually start until a week later when we went to our Florida home for two weeks on vacation.
Our pantry there was bare, so what better way to start. And being on vacation meant we could exercise and fully commit to making this change.
Anyway, we have one more week to go with the 30 day challenge. So far my husband has lost 25 lbs and I have lost 10 lbs. We are eating better than ever before; food tastes better than ever before.
My husband was a sugar-holic – little did we know he was sabotaging himself every day for 60+ years by eating not one but 2 bowls of cereal every morning. And it wasn’t the cereal but the milk that was the culprit! He has not had a sugar craving since day 1. It is amazing.
I was a daily wine drinker and always suspected my craving for wine by mid day was because of my diet. And so it was. Just as my husband has had no sugar cravings, I have not had any desire to drink alcohol.
We both feel better and have more energy. Florida sunshine helped there too. Now that we are back in New England where the sun doesn’t always shine (expecting snow squalls tomorrow!), and we have work stresses to deal with, we are still committed to the new lifestyle.
I have cleaned out the pantry up here and stocked up with Paleo friendly staples. Found a wonderful organic store nearby at which to buy all that I will ever need to keep eating good whole foods.
I will send an update next week when do complete our 30 day challenge. Until then, I wanted to tell you how much I have learned from your daily emails. All the information has been invaluable. Thank you.
I have signed up for the Healthy 360 already so we can continue to lose the weight we need to and then to transition into a maintenance lifestyle.
Thanks again for a great program!
Kim’s experience in our private Facebook group…
Dear Paleo Secret,
Signing on for the 30 day helped me become serious about the quality of the food I have been eating.
I have good nutritional behavior but the 30 day challenge allowed me to seriously evaluate the quality of the food I eat vs type and quantity.
I have energy when I eat clean and now I have sustained energy and a greater respect for my health.
I am 61years old and have an active career and want to have many more healthy years ahead me.
Weight loss did not occur and no gain. I did not drink the water as I should have to be honest as I know it does make a difference.
I did clean out cabinets, purchased grass fed meat and wild caught fish. Eggs also being grass fed.
I have a friend who lost 40 pounds eating Paleo and I have another friend who is so fit because she eats clean and does yoga.
I know Paleo works for all the right reasons!
“My name is Jamie F, I’m 57 years old and live in La Quinta, CA.
I started the 30 Day Challenge 28 days ago and have lost 11 lbs. I haven’t been able to lose that much weight in a month – in years.
I plan to continue eating The Paleo Way for the rest of my life. I feel better, I look better and it was an easy transition for me.
If I want a bite of pasta, I have it – I can’t deprive myself completely! But I took Chad and Brenda’s advice – only have a carb every 10 days. It helps to satisfy and get you over the hump.
Thank you Chad and Brenda for your guidance and support!”
“Dear Chad and Brenda,
Life before Paleo – I was ballooning. My weight went higher than ever before – 280 lbs and I am 5’2″ (so, of course, no pictures).
I chose you from an internet search – and what a blessing. I had already made up my mind to try Paleo because all the recipes I had seen posted on FB were things that I loved to eat.
What caused my weight (a 40 year struggle) to keep going up was I was getting more and more tired, eating for that quick high, energy. Also, I am an emotional eater and have been care giving for my parents for a number of years.
I would wake up tired and have coffee and toast to start the day. UGH – that was poison. I love breakfast, have a good one every morning and don’t put a thing in my mouth until lunch. Lunch carries me through supper and after supper, no desire to snack.
My mostly-paleo diet (I say mostly because I do not always have access to organic) is unbelievably easy for me to follow. No bread, sugar or grain (even on a small vacation I took) for a month.
Results? Oh, my, unbelievable again. 20 lbs lost, 2 dress sizes – and ENERGY!!!! Thank you! The emails are the first thing I read in the a.m. They have been such an encouragement
So, I am 64 going on 44, living in a small rural northern Michigan community (long winters), and have discovered how I am going to keep on keeping on. Thank you again for your encouragement.”
Thank you so much. I achieved my starting goal of ten pounds.
I am 59 years old, 5′ 7″ and in the past two years I gained 30 pounds. I have tried numerous programs, with no results. This program has not only let me lose the first 10 pounds, but has taught me how to eat right and not worry about you counting calories or points.
Thank you so much for showing me a better way to eat and feel much better about my self.
Caron S, WI
“My name is Janice and I am 67 years old. I have lived my life in southeastern Ohio.
Ten years ago, my dentist, who was also a personal friend, shared a website with my husband about Big Pharma and how we can cure ourselves with home cures. Of course, it was a portal to supplements to purchase but it was a start of a process that we are still practicing.
We became more aware of our diet and the source of our food. We weighed only 5-10 pounds more then we wanted but I still experienced sluggishness, edema, and craving for carbs.
The Paleo diet has made it so easy to lose that weight because the interesting recipes have helped with knowing what to cook and keeping me full. I lost my six excess pounds within the first week (yes, I cheated and weighed myself).
More important than the weight loss was the elimination of my “love handles”, you know, those rolls of fat on my sides. I am slowly gaining more energy and feel good about myself.
I see an opportunity for education all around me but also realize that the general public isn’t interested in changing their life; they still desire a quick fix with the newest drug. Oh well, that’s their choice. My son makes a great living as a VP of a medical advertising company.
Thank you for sharing your information and dedication to wellness.”
“I’m Jo Anne M, age 65, in Jacksonville, FL.
I have just completed the 30 day challenge. I’m down exactly 10 pounds and 3 inches off my waist.
I did not take the pictures because I see ‘it’ every day in the mirror and just don’t want to share that at this point. BUT I’m am really liking this plan!
I feel so much better. I have experienced lower back discomfort for a long time and now that is practically totally eliminated.
Energy level is up, sleeping much better. I have been pretty much a sugar addict and a lot of my weight is around the middle… that is going down fast!
I fully intend to stay with this way of eating… and will be sharing the basics with anyone who asks me ‘what are you doing?’ The daily support emails and the FB page are life savers!
So glad to have found this program!”
-Jo Anne M
Jo Anne’s experience in our private Facebook group…
“First I wanted so say how wonderful your emails were and your program.
I love eating paleo! When I ate clean I felt wonderful! Of the 30 days, I would say I did well 20 of them. Where I would get in trouble would be if I had run out of groceries and had nothing to eat, I would eat badly.
I learned some important things the 30 days. I need to get stocked up every weekend (that works well for me) and even cook a few paleo casseroles to have on hand in case I came home from work late and didn’t feel like cooking.
Being prepared is very important to stay on track until it gets a complete habit. There is a lot of cooking involved,
Any quick fix recipes or especially crock pot recipes would be great for us working folks. Again thank you and even though i only lost 5 pounds, I know i can if i am just prepared.”