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4 Feb

How Quickly Can You Lose Weight?

Words Burn FatTake your average guy or gal that decides they’re committed to finally losing that extra weight that’s crept on over the years. They’re going to eat healthy (primally, of course), start working out, and stop all the nonsense they know to be unhealthy. This might be you.

A few days go by, then a week. The scale is budging, but barely. “This is going to take forever! How long is this going to take?” We all want instant results, right? Well, what is realistic? What is safe? What is effective? And what can you expect when you attempt to lose excess body fat and reach your ideal body composition?

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3 Feb

Zen and the Art of Calisthenics

LeadPhotoThis is a guest post from Al Kavadlo of

When it comes to exercise, there are a lot of options. With such an abundance of fitness programs and modalities, it can get overwhelming trying to discern which method is best for you. While there are a lot of people out there who will offer you advice on your fitness journey, ultimately it is up to you to make your own decisions. That’s right—only you have the power to change your body and improve your life. Others can help illuminate the path, but the responsibility rests on the individual. Through sharing some of my experiences, however, maybe I can get you asking some questions you hadn’t considered until now.

Throughout my life, I’ve experimented with dozens of different exercise modalities. I’ve used barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, and just about every other heavy object I could think of to try lifting.

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2 Feb

Finish Line: The 2015 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge

Well, it’s over. The 2015 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge officially ended yesterday, and thousands of you successfully crossed the finish line. Needless to say, you guys impressed me. You always impress and astound me during these annual challenges, and this year was no different.

Although I’ve mentioned it before, most people probably don’t know this: I do the Challenge right along with you every year, using your collective energy as motivation. My personal Challenges have little to do with the Primal basics of eating, exercising, and sleeping — most of which I’ve got down pat — so I use these times as an opportunity to tackle new areas of Primal living. I always manage to learn something new about myself and this way of life. So, thanks for that, everyone.

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1 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 333

Weekend Link LoveHey, everyone. The 10th Annual People’s Podcast Awards are underway, and they’re taking votes now. I’d really appreciate it if you hopped on over and gave us a vote in a category or three. Thanks!

Research of the Week

Oral dosing of a supplement containing the probiotic L. rhamnosus and some peanut protein led to complete resolution of allergy in 80% of subjects with peanut allergy.

Just 20 minutes a day of strength training is associated with significantly greater long term protection against abdominal obesity than aerobic exercise.

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31 Jan

Hawaiian Primal Fuel (PLUS a Contest!)

hawaiian-primal-fuelWith most of the country getting hit with severe winter weather, I thought a number of you might appreciate a little tropical break—even if it’s in your kitchen. This week’s recipe is from the new Primal Fuel Recipes booklet featuring over 20 delicious and energizing recipes made with Vanilla Coconut Creme and Chocolate Coconut Primal Fuel. Some of you may have already gotten your hands on one of these books when you signed up for the 21-Day Transformation Program.

The Primal Fuel Recipes booklet includes a wide variety of recommendations, including nutritionally packed shakes like Heart Healthy and Berry Green, sweet indulgences like Banana Bread and Creamsicle, and a Primal Fuel pancake recipe created by my own daughter, Devyn. But today I’m taking you to paradise with this delicious Hawaiian Primal Fuel smoothie.

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