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October 11, 2009

Weekend Link Love – Edition 66

By Mark Sisson
16 Comments

Do prisoners deserve a Primal diet? The Food Renegade covers a developing story about Illinois inmates battling to get more meat and less soy in their prisons.

New York did it, now it’s L.A.’s turn… The Los Angeles Times features the barefoot revolution in three new articles:

And if Vibrams aren’t your think, here’s something to add to your close-to-barefoot footwear arsenal: Soft Star Shoes.

Zen Habits gets wise with 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior. I particularly like #3: “Do a 30 Day Challenge.”

In the Primal-substitutes-for-junky-snacks category, Pay Now Live Later makes butternut squash fries. Ore-Ida just got served!

This will make you smile: Swedes figure out a creative way to get people to choose the stairs over the escalator (thanks, Derek!).

I’ll admit I haven’t joined in iPhone mania, but this little food scanning app from 4 Hour Work Week Blog looks groovy.

Flu season? Have no fear. The Onion, an extremely legitimate news source, has some extremely legitimate tips for beating the flu.

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lschermann
lschermann
7 years 1 month ago

Real food doesn’t have barcodes!

Gordie Rogers
7 years 1 month ago

Hi Mark,

I want to lose about 50KG over a year. Is that safely doable and what you recommend I start out by doing in the first 30 days? I’m not normally very active and am 34 years old. Cheers.

bfaber87
7 years 1 month ago
Gordie Rogers, I realize you addressed your comment to Mark (whom I’m not), but I would suggest following the Primal Blueprint. Simple. Don’t over complicate things. If you eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, no grains, no sugar, very little to no dairy, your fat will melt away. Nutrition is 80%. I would suggest walking as much as you can: around the neighborhood, to the farmers market, up the stairs. Once you’re motivated to be more active, start weight training with squats and deadlifts. And get some sleep! Best of luck on your journey (exercise wise, sprinting is… Read more »
mcoz-09
mcoz-09
7 years 1 month ago
I don’t have an iPhone and I’ve used Fitday.com for keeping track of my food intake for much of this year. I cook almost all of my food from scratch and I think that this is in keeping with the Primal Blueprint. I don’t have a bar scanning device to give my containers of cooked food a bar code before I store them. Vegetables from my garden don’t enter the house and suddenly have bar codes. I don’t often buy prepared foods with bar codes. The “little iPhone food scanning app” is for the poor misguided folks indoctrinated by CW.… Read more »
huh?
huh?
7 years 1 month ago

I agree with all the above… but how can you confuse a Sunday, edible or not? Perhaps it should find some sort of counseling… have it seek help in the forum.

Rodney
Rodney
7 years 1 month ago
Gordie, I also agree with the above advice. I think that if you focus on eating better that will get you far. Eventually you will find yourself focusing on healthy living and the weight loss will be a secondary benefit. The big goal is to find a lifestyle you enjoy and can maintain. If you push too hard just for weight loss you are more likely to do things you can’t do for a lifetime, and regaining weight is much more likely. Sorry to butt in on your question directed to Mark, but I just wanted to encourage you to… Read more »
lbd
lbd
7 years 1 month ago
I got the app for my iPhone just because I thought it was kind of interesting and I could use it for the few things I do buy off the shelf (which isn’t much these days). If you sign up for the free DailyBurn, the phone app syncs with it, so you can keep track of things during the day and then sync them into DailyBurn later if you want. It also allows you to put in real foods, like “carrot” or “beef” if you like, so it is still helpful. But I am just an iPhone geek so what… Read more »
Erin Nissen
Erin Nissen
7 years 1 month ago

FIRST…all school children should recieve the best food possible and homeless children and famlies.

SB
SB
7 years 1 month ago
Gordie Rogers
7 years 1 month ago

@ Mark, @ bfaber87, @ Rodney,

Thank you for your encouragement! I appreciate your advice and encouragement. I will aim to focus on creating a realistic healthy lifestyle that I can maintain longterm. Thank you!

Nancy
Nancy
7 years 1 month ago

Mark: Thanks for the link to Soft Star Shoes. Their soft soled moccasins are very comfortable and well made, and you can be creative in your color choices if you wish. I’ve got two pair myself and am now busy buying mocs for my family for birthday and Christmas gifts.

Katie
Katie
7 years 1 month ago

Hi Mark,

I wanted to second the thank you for the link to the Soft Star shoes. My son’s first shoes were Robeez (www.robeez.com) which are very similar to the Soft Star shoes, but of course, Robeez is for children only. I was wondering if there was an adult version of the Robeez, and now I have my answer! Thanks again.

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