Is this your first holiday season since going Paleo?
Whether you’re participating in our 30-Day Challenge or recently adapted to the Paleo Diet – it can be very difficult to adhere to your new lifestyle during the ‘most wonderful time of the year.‘
December seems to be full of company parties and family get-togethers that are centered around food and drinks. Our culture encourages us to be ‘Merry!‘ and that usually translates into too much sugar and processed ingredients, and not enough sleep or exercise.
If you’re feeling this Season’s struggle and need some guidance to get through the Holiday guilt-free, check out these 5 tips to help YOU stay Paleo:
No matter how you choose to spend your holiday, make sure you continue to take care of yourself by getting lots of sleep, hydrating and exercising. This wonderful time only comes once a year – make the most of it!
Download our FREE Holiday Paleo Cookbook – full of delicious recipes to try this Season.
Article written by: Andi Petty
Andi is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and Paleo enthusiast. She is currently seeking her PNL1 certification from Precision Nutrition. Read more of her work and connect with Andi here.
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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:
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.
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.
How many times have you started an exercise program?
What led you to start, and why did you stop?
To be clear, I don’t mean walking and then switching to swimming, for example; I mean vacillating between sedentary and active. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone guaranteed that the next time you start an exercise program will be your last?
YOU guarantee it. Exercise compliance is all in your head. Keep Reading…
In last week’s blog we discussed what you can EAT or supplement with to protect yourself from sun damage. We also mentioned other natural sun-protection strategies that we will review at the end of this blog post. It’s important to not rely on one strategy, but to incorporate many of them.
Today we are going to discuss how to choose a non-toxic sunscreen and why it’s important that you do. Keep Reading…
I would like to introduce you to my dear friend, Katie. She is a nutrition coach and wealth of knowledge about food and health! She recently did a local talk about natural sun protection strategies in our community and I’ve asked her to share some of those nuggets of wisdom with our Paleo Secret community….especially since many of us (depending on where you live) are in the throws of the sweltering summer heat! Whew! Austin, TX is in the 100’s right now! (Don’t miss the Summer Skin Health Salad Recipe at the end of the post…YUM!!)
Toxic chemical exposure has become a major cause of hormonal disruption, skin issues, depression, chronic illness and infertility for a lot of people.
But…where are these toxins coming from in your life?
And what exactly is it we are supposed to AVOID?
And why is seeking out natural products worth your time? Keep Reading…