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How to Eat to Build Muscle

There’s a reason they call it muscle building. Building muscle is a lot like construction. You need a steady flow of raw materials (protein), in addition to the construction workers (resistance training) who put them to use and follow directions of the foreperson (hormone signaling) on what to do. If you don’t have the construction […]

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The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Egg Bake To Go

I wrote The Performance Paleo Cookbook as the ultimate kitchen companion for athletes and other performance-minded people who know that nutrition is a key component to success. It’s undeniable that the food we eat is a factor—perhaps the most important one—in gaining a competitive edge. If you’ve got athletic goals or you’re a competitor, a nutrition strategy firmly rooted […]

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15 Finds for 2015

Sometimes small things make a big difference: A word of encouragement at a low moment. A great meal. A meaningful glance.The perfect pair of workout tights. A healthy snack. A product that somehow elevates an otherwise average experience. Because I can’t give you meaningful glances over the internet, I decided to make you a list of a […]

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Fit But Flatulent? Food Sensitivities Might Be Holding You Back

When it comes to food sensitivities, I have been there, done that with dairy. My symptoms were belly bloating, a severe, acne-like rash all over my forehead and chin, general lethargy, and intense, hourslong bouts of pain in the middle of my back (this turned out to be related to gallstones, and resulted in a […]

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How to Cut a Grapefruit (to Make It Extra Delish)

If there is such a thing, the grapefruit qualifies as a thoroughly adult fruit. Its tart, slightly bitter taste wards off children and those with an unprepared palate, and I myself resided among the haters until just last year. (That I finally like is how I know I’m finally a grown-up.) High in vitamin C, […]

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Eat Better Faster (The Muffin Edition)

Three summers ago, I missed meeting Practical Paleo author Diane Sanfilippo in the woods of West Virginia by about 48 hours. We’d both signed up to attend a five-day MovNat retreat, but a week apart. She’d taken off shortly before I arrived, still dragging my sequins in tow. I’d gotten off the plane from a […]

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