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4 Aug

Dear Mark: Fiber, Fat and Fasting

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Dear Mark,

I have two questions. My first regards training and rest days. Simply, how many days of complete rest should I take for an entire week? I someone who’s been overweight for most of his pre-teen and teenage life, and who was able to lose that excess weight at 17 (I’m 20 now). My current goal is to “look fit” (and be healthy), which primarily entails eliminating the stubborn fat on my body that have refused to go away. If I’m doing three days of high-intensity interval training, for around 15-20 minutes per day, and three days of 1 hour lifting, for a total of 6 days per week with one day of rest, is that doing too much?

Secondly, where do I get most of my fiber on a primal blueprint diet if most high-fiber vegetables can only be attained sparingly (I’m a poor college student)? I’ve been looking around your site for the answer, and the only thing I’ve read mentioned in passing was flaxseed. If that is your suggestion, where can I buy it? I couldn’t find it in the cereal aisle of my local grocer.

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3 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 9

Link LoveBlogger 60 in 3 extols the virtues of a sloooow workout to speed up results.

Adventures in Ethics and Science profiles a recent article that explores the wild world of our sense of taste…and how food companies plan to exploit it for their own gains.

Calorie Lab blasts the Center for Consumer Freedom for their recent portrayal of the nation’s obesity epidemic as nothing more than hype!

A guest blogger at Diabetes Mine shares her story about learning how important exercise and diet is in controlling diabetes.

Diet Blog offers a nutritional guide for overcoming common sports injuries.

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2 Aug

Calorie Restriction and Bone Loss

Skeleton X-RayIt can seem like a cruel contradiction: lose weight, lose bone mass. Lose a lot of weight and lose even more. (Rest assured there’s more to the story, but we continue….) A collaborative study involving researchers from the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri highlights the downside of weight loss by calorie restriction both during and in the months following weight loss.

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1 Aug

30-Day Primal Health Challenge Final Results

Primal ChallengeThe 30-Day Primal Health Challenge to act “as if” has come to a close. From the updates I have received – from the few that were kind enough to send in weekly results to the dozens of emails I have been sent over the course of the last month from other challenge participants – I can pretty confidently say that on the whole participants are fitter, leaner and (dare I say?) happier. Don’t get me wrong. There were hurdles. Making the transition to a lower carb lifestyle can be tricky for some. Some people experienced lower energy levels early on. But for those that pushed through and stayed the course there seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel in almost every case.

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1 Aug

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: July 2008

This month we analyzed everything from dark chocolate, low-carb fruit, and how to eat healthy when you’re in a financial bind to health marketing schemes, drugs in sports and the context of calories. Be sure to check out any post you missed and stay tuned for the final results of the 30-Day Primal Health Challenge. I’ll be publishing them shortly.

Top 10 Health Marketing Buzz Terms (Ripe for Skepticism) – July 1

How to Go Primal in 6 Easy Steps – July 2

Primal Breakfast Suggestions for People on the Go – July 7

Athletes and the Primal Blueprint – July 7

The Context of Calories – July 9

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