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18 May

12 Essential Tips for Primal Women

12 Essential Tips for Primal Women FinalLook: I’m a man. I’ve lived a different experience than the average woman, with totally different equipment and different concentrations of hormones coursing through my body. But I have a daughter and a wife and a good head on my shoulders that’s spent the last 30 years thinking about health, nutrition, and fitness for humans, so I have a few things to offer.

So let’s get right down to today’s post. What follows are 12 tips for Primal women. Or any woman, really.

(Men, too: if some of the things mentioned in today’s post aren’t working for you, and the tips seem to apply, go for it!)

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17 May

Good Fat, Bad Fat Has Arrived! Order Your Copy Today and Get a Free Gift!

GFBF Book CoverI talk a lot about fat on this blog—body fat, healthy fat, harmful fat—so when I came across Romy Dollé’s book Good Fat, Bad Fat, I was more than intrigued. The only problem was, it was written in German. So my team and I at Primal Blueprint Publishing collaborated with Romy and scientific consultant Torsten Albers, MD, to give you the English version of Good Fat, Bad Fat…and today’s release day!

In a nutshell, Good Fat, Bad Fat educates readers on all aspects of dietary fat, and dispels all the “fat phobia” misinformation promoted by the mainstream.

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16 May

Dear Mark: Higher BMI and Mortality Risk, Calories When Meal-Skipping, HIIT After Fasting

Dear Mark- BMI FinalFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a couple questions from you guys. First, there’s a new paper out claiming that the ideal BMI for overall mortality is an overweight one—27, to be exact. Is this really the case? Should we all pack on a few extra pounds to see us through into old age? Next, should you try to make up for all the “lost” calories when you eat in a compressed eating window? If you skip breakfast, should you try to eat more at lunch? And finally, how does one incorporate high intensity interval training on a low-carb diet that includes fasting?

Let’s go:

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15 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 400

Weekend Link Love

I recently dined with the guys at Power Supply. Check it out along with their recipe using PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo.

Speaking of mayo, how about a year’s worth in exchange for your Success Story?

Plus, a whole host of free Primal Kitchen products could be just one “like” away.

Research of the Week

Nitrate rich vegetables (beet juice, spinach smoothie, rocket salad) reduce blood pressure more than sodium nitrate. Obese women vigorously exercise for an hour a year. Obese men, 3.6 hours. Cause, effect, or both? Either way, it’s a sad state of affairs.

We’ve got a sixth sense that protects us during distracted driving, but not if we’re texting.

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14 May

Whole Roasted Green Curry Chicken in Coconut Milk

Primal

It’s easy to be intimidated by recipes for homemade Thai curry paste, what with the long list of sometimes hard-to-find ingredients and all. So this recipe keeps things as simple as possible, using a slightly modified list of ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores. Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, blend until smooth, and in a few minutes you’ve got yourself some homemade Thai green curry paste.

Bright, vibrant, and aromatic, homemade curry paste hits all the senses. Packed with flavor and made from superfoods like garlic, ginger and peppers, curry paste is a remarkable condiment.

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