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    Workplace CW health advice

    You know those newsletters or notices you get in your email, or see posted in the lunchroom? The ones with the monthly health tips (Why you should be eating whole grains!), lists of superfoods to help us stay our healthiest (Oatmeal! Beans! Non-fat yogurt!), and stuff we need to limit (Cut back on eggs, bacon, and butter!).

    Has anybody seen primal advice in such a format? I'd love to post something on the fridge in the lunchroom, just something short that people can see and read in a few seconds at least to get them to thinking.

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    There is the primal pyramid... but good luck getting your workplace to approve of such posting. They'd fear they would be sued for promoting heart attacks, etc.
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    You could always make one yourself...

    "This month, think about getting more animal protein, which is the most balanced and complete, and contains all the essential amino acids for healthy tissues as well as strong muscles and bones. Animal foods, especially from naturally-raised and pastured animals, contain essential monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids that provide structure and energy to every cell in the body. Naturally-raised and wild animal products, including fish, also contain healthful and balanced quantities of the essential omega-3 and -6 fats, which combat inflammation, boost your immune system, and keep your heart and brain working at their best."

    Or...

    "Add some color to your diet. There are thousands of options: leafy greens; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale; roots and tubers like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes; and others like eggplant, squash, tomatoes... the list goes on! Vegetables are low in calories but high in essential vitamins and minerals, as well as carotenoids, antioxidants and other compounds that promote health, immunity, and longevity. Whole vegetables are much more nutritious than grains like wheat, corn, and barley, contain just as much healthy fiber, and best of all, don't cause weight gain!"

    You get the idea. Cater to the CW mentality while maintaining the superiority of Primal foods. I could do one for animal fats vs. veg oils too, but I should probably get some work done sometime today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncephalized View Post
    You could always make one yourself...

    "This month, think about getting more animal protein, which is the most balanced and complete, and contains all the essential amino acids for healthy tissues as well as strong muscles and bones. Animal foods, especially from naturally-raised and pastured animals, contain essential monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids that provide structure and energy to every cell in the body. Naturally-raised and wild animal products, including fish, also contain healthful and balanced quantities of the essential omega-3 and -6 fats, which combat inflammation, boost your immune system, and keep your heart and brain working at their best."

    Or...

    "Add some color to your diet. There are thousands of options: leafy greens; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale; roots and tubers like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes; and others like eggplant, squash, tomatoes... the list goes on! Vegetables are low in calories but high in essential vitamins and minerals, as well as carotenoids, antioxidants and other compounds that promote health, immunity, and longevity. Whole vegetables are much more nutritious than grains like wheat, corn, and barley, contain just as much healthy fiber, and best of all, don't cause weight gain!"

    You get the idea. Cater to the CW mentality while maintaining the superiority of Primal foods. I could do one for animal fats vs. veg oils too, but I should probably get some work done sometime today.
    This is a good idea. Could we slip in the fact that there is no nutrient found in any grain that can't be found in a better quantity in either vegetables or meat? :-)
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    It's a great idea but it has to very simple and to the point, people have a short attention span these days. So anything along the lines of:
    - catching their attention with a one-liner
    - influencing their emotions
    - informing on how it's done

    Following this you could make a one page info sheet with a 'before' and 'after' picture of someone who has successfully lost weight or improved blood stats etc. And then providing brief info on how it can be done.
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    DID YOU KNOW: Eating fat won't make you fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinC View Post
    DID YOU KNOW: Eating fat won't make you fat.
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    At my work gym, somebody left behind a post-it:

    "Treadmill - 15 minutes
    Lunges - 10 each side
    Run one mile"

    I added "Don't forget the barbell squats! : )"

    That was my good deed for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    At my work gym, somebody left behind a post-it:

    "Treadmill - 15 minutes
    Lunges - 10 each side
    Run one mile"

    I added "Don't forget the barbell squats! : )"

    That was my good deed for the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenh View Post
    good luck getting your workplace to approve of such posting.
    I'm not planning on getting pre-approval. If I see something I like, it's going up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncephalized View Post
    You could always make one yourself...

    "This month, think about getting more animal protein, which is the most balanced and complete, and contains all the essential amino acids for healthy tissues as well as strong muscles and bones. Animal foods, especially from naturally-raised and pastured animals, contain essential monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids that provide structure and energy to every cell in the body. Naturally-raised and wild animal products, including fish, also contain healthful and balanced quantities of the essential omega-3 and -6 fats, which combat inflammation, boost your immune system, and keep your heart and brain working at their best."

    Or...

    "Add some color to your diet. There are thousands of options: leafy greens; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale; roots and tubers like carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes; and others like eggplant, squash, tomatoes... the list goes on! Vegetables are low in calories but high in essential vitamins and minerals, as well as carotenoids, antioxidants and other compounds that promote health, immunity, and longevity. Whole vegetables are much more nutritious than grains like wheat, corn, and barley, contain just as much healthy fiber, and best of all, don't cause weight gain!"

    You get the idea. Cater to the CW mentality while maintaining the superiority of Primal foods. I could do one for animal fats vs. veg oils too, but I should probably get some work done sometime today.
    I am considering doing my own. I also may just let it slide, unless the CW postings become more frequent, in which case I'll feel the need to push back.

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