Monday, October 15, 2012

Playing with Nutrition is Fun

Our bodies are incredible machines, and food is the fuel, so tweaking and experimenting with our nutrition to see what helps the body operate best is so neat for us... that weird?

 Anywho.....the two of us have adopted a version of "primal" or "paleo" eating for the past 3 weeks or so. We're following more of the Mark Sisson or Robb Wolf view of the lifestyle, in that we still have tiny bits of dairy once in a while (and when we do have it, we shoot for grassfed, no hormones added, full-fat dairy). Essentially, the biggest part of our change is no wheat/grain. 

Let's be real - sure, initially, toast, muffins, bread....all those were missed, but the feeling didn't last long. We are certainly not starving (see below for an example day's food). Plus, there are so many ways to make your favorite things primal/paleo - Lindsay makes insane pancakes that are dairy and grain free and paleo cookies made of almond flour, coconut oil, and honey that are way better than any wheat/grain cookie.

**Meals are tailored around workout schedules (for instance, on a rest day, we would likely eat less meat/starch/veggies.

**We both average at least a gallon of water per day.

This is not extremist paleo/primal. Some would argue this isn't even either, rather just grain/wheat free. And to be frank, we don't give a sh*t.....whatever title you want to give it, it is working for us. Lindsay's lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks, even with working out less. Timothy is sleeping better. It just fits for us.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot us an email:

Also, if you want to learn more about why we are avoiding wheat/grain, here are some resources:

Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis
What grains do to your system
Food, Inc. - helps solidify why grassfed, pasture raised, etc.IS important

We'd love to hear your thoughts - please comment below!

In Health,

Timothy and Lindsay


  1. What would you suggest using instead of coconut oil in the paleo cookies? (I'm allergic to coconut!!)

    1. Melted butter (grassfed is best) - ratio should be close to the same as the coconut oil, but might have to play with it a bit. Let us know if you try it how it comes out!!