"We do not have to be perfect, but we have to be good at getting better" - Kim B. Clark

How To Make A Change And Why Willpower Is Holding You Back

I recently read a great article by Benjamin P. Hardy titled Willpower doesn’t work — here’s how to actually change your habit. Benjamin explains that personal progress and achieving success are best faced like you’re overcoming an addiction. I like this addiction approach to making change because it helps us understand why progression and achievement […]

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10 Common Excuses To Break A Diet And How To Handle Them

Every result in your life is triggered by an action that is triggered by a feeling that is triggered by a thought. Thoughts set the trajectory of our actions whether on purpose or by default (conscious or unconscious). Below are some thoughts that create resistance when making or sticking to a dietary change and what to […]

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The Best Paleo Food Swaps For Your Pantry

As mentioned in the previous food swap article, The Best Paleo Food Swaps for Your Fridge, Doing Bad Better is about real food. Mainly this means ingredients you can pronounce that come from nature. The closer a food is to its natural state the better but this Doing Bad Better  philosophy of eating is not […]

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How Does Fasting Work And What Are The Benefits

Used throughout our history for health and spiritual reasons in recent years fasting has gained widespread popularity as a weight loss tool. Intermittent fasting has become all the rage and longer fasts have gained a following due to the work of Dr Fung author of The Obesity code and director of the Intensive dietary management […]

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Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad with Bacon and Jalapeño

This past weekend I made one of my favorite summertime sides Mock potato salad. It is Paleo, ketogenic, and low-carb. The bacon, eggs, and mayonnaise give it a good dose of healthy fat as well. It’s perfect for family gatherings, summertime holidays, or just a great side when grilling out. Like most people I’m a […]

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The Best Paleo Food Swaps for Your Fridge

When modeling an ancestral type lifestyle avoiding all packaged and processed food is the healthiest option, but life gets busy, things get in the way, and it can be hard!  That’s why I strive for the simplest healthy options. After planning and preparing meal after meal, week after week, the idea of making my very […]

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The Paleo Diet Not Just A Trend

In a word it’s history. The Paleo diet is based on the idea for over 1 million years our evolutionary ancestors (homo-sapiens) were hunter and gatherer, omnivores (meaning they ate both animals and plants). If you think of a 100-yard football field the first 99.5 yards are how long humans have been eating a hunter-gatherer […]

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What is the Ketogenic Diet and Why Will You be a Raving Fan?

http://www.fromtexttospeech.com/output/0922730001495505541/24344902.mp3 When eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) we often consume lots of processed carbohydrates in the form of breads, pastas, muffins, cereal’s, cookies crackers, and for me tortillas (because I love burritos)…oh and pitas because I love middle eastern food, anyhow, moving on. These carbohydrates are transformed into sugar (or glycogen) in the body […]

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Shift Your Mind for Dieting Success

All emotional eating and habit change are both triggered by thoughts. People often have a hard time sticking to diets due to feelings of restriction. They muster up all the willpower they can until they inevitably run out. But the foundation of a success in habit change is through our thinking. Here’s how a thought […]

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40 Must Have Pantry Products for Beginners (Paleo Approved)

More common than not – foods in a standard American’s fridge and pantry are filled with sugars, preservatives, and processed carbohydrates. This seems crazy considering there are delicious and healthy options available for many of those same items. How to Revamp Your Pantry Review the Deconstructing Ingredient Labels article and graphics for some visuals to […]

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Doing Cinco de Mayo Better (The Paleo Way)

I could eat Mexican food everyday of the week, in fact I love Mexican so much I got married in a small town outside of Puerta Vallarta Mexico called Sayulita. You might have heard of it because a few years later the ABC show The Bachelor was filmed there. My husband and I were learning […]

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