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Gorillas, The Bible, and Women. [VIDEO]

by Sean Croxton

It’s weird, the guy really does look like a caveman…

It’s kinda like I’m living in that old movie, Encino Man. You know, the one about the two high school students who stumble upon a frozen paleolithic man while digging a pool in their backyard. They thaw him out, give him a cool haircut and a clean shave, and take him to school where he gets all the girls.

But in this case, the caveman sleeping on my couch this week speaks in complete sentences, wrote one of my favorite books of last year, and even has a degree from Harvard.

Evolution…

Last night, John Durant and I sat down for a short interview about a couple of my favorite sections of his Paleo Manifesto as well as his upcoming free online event, Paleo Con.

Topics included…

* What animals in captivity can teach us about our health.

* What The Bible says about diet and disease.

* What he learned about women while recording Paleo Con sessions.

Click THE VIDEO below to check it out!

And don’t forget to register for Paleo Con. There’s something for everyone. Here’s a handful of the speakers and topics:

Mark Sisson: The New Low Carb Paradigm: The Future of Endurance Training

Christian Page: Whole Lamb Roast [Cooking Demo]

Chris Kresser: The Top 3 Mainstream and Paleo Nutrition Myths Debunked

Maneesh Sethi: How to Break Bad Habits and Create Good Ones

Abel James: Intermittent Fasting and Feasting for Fat Loss

Michelle Tam: Nom Nom Paleo’s Essential Kitchen Tools, Cooking Tips, And Ingredients

Katie the Wellness Mama: Real Life Tips For Helping Your Family Go Paleo

Dr. Chris Masterjohn: The Truth about Eating Animals

Click HERE to register to attend Paleo Con and to get your FREE Paleo for Beginner’s Guide plus some other cool stuff.

Happy Friday!

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss


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Why Paleo Fails

by Sean Croxton

It goes without saying that I’m a HUGE fan of the paleo diet.

Though I don’t call myself “paleo” — I prefer to say that I just eat real food — I think a diet and lifestyle based on ancestral living makes a whole lot of sense.

And judging by the lean physiques and energetic presence of last week’s Paleo FX presenters and attendees, eating and living this way definitely works…

But not all of the time.

If I had to guess, I would say that for every one person who has tasted success with paleo (it tastes like bacon, by the way), there are at least ten who have failed.

And that’s because following a paleo diet means you have to follow a paleo diet.

Unfortunately, it’s not so easy a caveman can do it.

The honest truth is that, for most people, going paleo isn’t just a matter of reading the latest paleo book and dropping the grains, legumes, and dairy.

As with any change in behavior — in this case, diet and lifestyle — a concurrent shift in perspective must take place, without which the change is sure to be short-lived.

Or as this week’s UW YouTube guest and author of The Paleo Coach Jason Seib says, you’ll soon find yourself doing your second or third 30-day paleo challenge.

This is the difference between those who succeed with paleo and those who do not.

Of course, you need the nuts and bolts — food lists, recipes, workouts — and know-how to get started with your paleo lifestyle.

However, it is a shift in mindset that ensures that you stick with it.

In the video below, Jason and I discuss the missing psychological piece of the paleo puzzle.

You’ll learn….

* why focusing on appearance alone won’t get you very far
* why intrinsic motivation is the key to long-term success
* the pitfalls of implementing too much paleo too soon

Check it out and leave a comment with your thoughts!

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss


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Were Our Ancestors Starch Eaters?

by Sean Croxton

To starch or not to starch.

With so much emphasis these days on Paleo, low-carb, and low-glycemic, confusion abound over the role of starch in the human diet.

I prefer to keep it simple and recommend that we eat like our ancestors.

But were our ancestors starch eaters?

Last week’s UW Radio guest Paul Jaminet seems to think so. And in the latest edition of his book Perfect Health Diet he outlines the scientific evidence supporting this premise, including…

* isotope signatures of fossilized bone
* the structure of hominid teeth
* the diets of modern hunter-gatherers
* genetics

Check out this quick clip from our show to hear Paul explain how our ancestors lived in open grasslands, and what it had to do with their starch consumption.

Listen to the ENTIRE SHOW below.

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Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Sean
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss


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These Ain’t the Same Grains! – video version

by Sean Croxton

Here I go hating on grains again!

Last month, I posted the written version of this one. You can read it HERE.

Today, as I flipped through Dr. William Davis’ ridiculously awesome (and funny) book Wheat Belly for the 80 billionth time, I got the itch to post this video version.

Be sure to send this to all of your friends who swear by the virtues of whole wheat, and those who assume that the grains we eat today are the same ones consumed during Biblical times.

Oh, how things have changed.

By the way, thanks for the birthday love yesterday. You guys rock!

Later.

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss


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How to Fix Insulin Resistance!

by Sean Croxton

A couple night’s ago I had Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation, on the radio show.

Listen to the show HERE.

Mark was kind enough to spend 90 minutes with us answering YOUR calls and Facebook/Twitter questions.

One of those questions was about insulin resistance, a very common health issue in a country addicted to sugar and polyunsaturated fats.

The most unfortunate part of our deadly epidemic of insulin resistance is just how easy it is to reverse. The hard part, for most people, is actually DOing it!

Check out the video below, in which Mark gives YOU the nutshell version of how to reverse problems with blood sugar regulation. And remember, insulin is the primary hormone responsible for the storage of fat. When you control insulin and blood sugar you turn ON the fat-burning hormones and enzymes. I write all about this is my new e-book The Dark Side of Fat Loss (DSFL).

By the way, when you leave a comment below you will make yourself eligible for a FREE copy of DSFL. I’ll take all of your names, put them in a hat, and draw three lucky winners. You’ll get DSFL, The Underground Cookbook, AND The Underground Workout Manual. Be sure to enter your email into the form so I’ll know how to contact you. Your email will not be added to any sales lists or anything. I wouldn’t do that to you.

Contest ends TONIGHT at 11:59pm Pacific. I’ll pick a winner on video tomorrow!

Good luck!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss