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Diet challenges are usually all about what you can’t eat. But what if you could see huge results from a self-experiment that doesn’t make any foods off-limits? Instead of focusing on what you eat, our 30-day eating challenge emphasizes how you eat. And the results? They could be transformational.
“You want the next level stuff?” I asked.
“Do this first, and let’s see if you can handle it.”
The nutrition advice I’d just given Cameron Lichtwer wasn’t what he expected, so I made it a challenge.
As an instructor at the British Columbia Personal Training Institute, a strength and conditioning coach, and a former competitive athlete, Cameron was no stranger to exercise and nutrition. In fact, he thought he’d tried it all.
But my advice? It was so… basic. Wasn’t he far beyond that?
Well, no. Because what I told him can help almost anyone, from the most advanced dieters to those who’ve struggled with healthy eating for a lifetime.
“Eat slowly and mindfully.”
I know: It sounds too ridiculously simple to work.
But guess what? It was exactly what Cameron needed. In two months, his body fat dropped from 13.9 percent to 9.5 percent, the lowest level he’s ever achieved. This was without weighing and measuring food, or following a restrictive meal plan.
Soon after he started, he sent me this text:
“I can’t believe it. I’m losing fat and destroying my workouts. I’m sleeping better. I feel awesome.”
Cameron was surprised by the results he got from such a simple process.
But I wasn’t.
Eating slowly is one of the core practices of Precision Nutrition Coaching.
Because it works.
So why not try the slow-eating challenge yourself?
Practice it for just 30 days, and you may be shocked at what you achieve—even if you don’t change anything else.
5 ways this 30-day eating challenge will change your body and mind.
When it comes to eating better, most folks worry about the little details:
- “Are potatoes fattening?”
- “If I don’t drink a protein shake after my workout, is it even worth exercising?”
- “Is keto really the best way to lose weight? Or should I be doing Paleo? Or what about the alkaline diet?!”
Yet they eat over the kitchen sink. Or in their car. Or in a daze while in front of the TV.
And who can blame them? We’ve been taught to think about what we eat, not how we eat.
That’s too bad since…
Eating slowly and mindfully can actually be more important than:
- what you eat
- when you eat
- getting anything else “perfect”
Now, this may seem a bit controversial. After all, if you only eat Oreos, the speed at which you consume them isn’t your biggest problem.
But setting aside the extremes, slow eating may be the single most powerful habit for driving major transformation.
Instead of having to figure out which foods to eat, in what frequency, and in what portions—all important factors, of course—eating slowly is the simplest way anyone can start losing weight and feeling better, immediately. (Like, after your first slow-eaten meal.)
That fuels confidence and motivation, and from there, you can always tighten up the details.
Because why go to the complicated stuff right away, when you can get incredible results without it?
Slow eating isn’t just for nutrition newbies. Nutrition nerds can also see big benefits. If you’re like Cameron, for example, it could be the key to unlocking never-before-seen progress. In fact, we’ve seen it work for physique competitors, fitness models, and even Olympic athletes.
Slow eating is like the secret weight loss weapon everyone has access to, but nobody knows about.
That’s because it can help you…
1. Eat less without feeling deprived.
Sure, many popular diets claim this as a benefit. But with slow eating, this phenomenon can occur even if you don’t change what you’re eating.
For example, in one study, University of Rhode Island researchers served the same pasta lunch to 30 normal-weight women on two different days. At both meals, participants were told to eat until comfortably full.
But they were also told:
- Lunch 1: Eat this meal as fast as you can.
- Lunch 2: Eat slowly and put your utensils down between every bite.
- When eating quickly, the women consumed 646 calories in 9 minutes.
- When eating slowly, they consumed 579 calories in 29 minutes.
So in 20 more minutes, the slow-eaters ate 67 fewer calories. What’s more, it also took them longer to feel hungry afterward compared to when they were speeding through their lunch.
These effects, spread across every meal and snack, could add up to hundreds of calories saved over the course of a day.
Granted, this is just a single study, but it demonstrates what we’ve seen with our clients over and over.
(Feel free to try this experiment at home right now, if you like.)
Why does this happen?
Reason 1: Physiology. It takes about 20 minutes for your body’s satiety signals to kick in. Slow eating gives the system time to work, allowing you to better sense when you’ve had enough.
Reason 2: Psychology. When you slow down, and really try to savor your meal, you tend to feel satisfied with less, and feel less “deprived.”
Rachel Levy’s initial reaction to this challenge: “I can’t possibly eat slowly. I will die!”
As you can guess, she didn’t perish after giving it a try. In fact, she went on to be the female winner of our July 2018 transformation contest.
How’d she make it happen?
“I decided to just try. Just put one foot in front of the other, and only do what was being asked of me—eat just a little bit slower.
“I faced the fear of doing something different.”
During her first two weeks of eating slowly, Rachel had one of those “aha moments.”
“I suddenly realized that the reason I ate quickly was actually a feedback loop: I ate quickly to calm my anxiety, but eating quickly was making me anxious.”
The upshot: Discovering this connection immediately made it easy for Rachel to eat slowly.
2. Look and feel better.
Have regular bloating, cramping, or stomach pains? Many of our clients say slow eating helped solve their digestive issues.
Why does speed matter?
Because when you wolf down your food, you take larger bites and chew less.
Your stomach has a harder time mashing those big chunks of food into chyme—the sludgy mix of partially digested food, hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, and water that passes from your stomach into your small intestine.
When food isn’t properly broken down into chyme, it can cause indigestion and other GI problems. We may absorb fewer nutrients, depleting ourselves of valuable vitamins and minerals.
Besides making you uncomfortable (maybe even miserable), shoddy digestion can also affect your mindset.
For instance, if your meal leaves you bloated, burpy, and sluggish, you may interpret this as “feeling out of shape,” and become discouraged about your efforts. On the other hand, slowing down and digesting your food properly may help you “feel leaner.”
3. Learn what “hungry” and “full” feel like.
Ever have a meal because it’s a certain time of day, even if you’re not particularly hungry?
Or clean your plate, though you’re pretty sure you’ll regret it?
These are just a couple of ways people tune out their internal hunger and satiety cues. There are plenty more, but the point is:
Many of us eat when we’re not hungry, and keep eating when we’re full.
Slow eating can help get you right again. With regular practice, it improves your appetite awareness. You learn to recognize —and more importantly, trust—your body’s own internal signals.
Over time, this retrains you to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. Not because some rigid meal plan demands it, but because your body (a.k.a. your new best friend) tells you so.
This is the difference between being “on a diet” and learning how to “listen to your body”… a valuable skill that allows you to make healthier choices for the rest of your life.
Voila—lasting body transformation in a way that doesn’t suck.
Nellie was already “healthy” when she started Precision Nutrition Coaching. She went to the gym three to five times a week, ate mostly whole, unprocessed foods, and wasn’t really looking to lose weight.
There was just one problem: She struggled with food addiction. “I needed to face the reason I was eating a pound of carrots in one sitting,” she says.
When first introduced to the habit of eating slowly, Nellie was so worried she couldn’t do it, she considered leaving the program. But instead, she accepted the challenge. And although there were setbacks—like the day she ate seven cupcakes—little by little, it started to get easier.
Now, it’s revolutionized her relationship with food. On a recent backpacking trip, Nellie’s friend brought some Fritos along. At the end of their 13-mile day, Nellie started craving those chips.
“Before, I would have pounded them down. But this time, I put one in my mouth and savored it.” She still ate the chips—slowly—but instead of feeling ashamed and overstuffed, she felt nourished and satisfied.
Big lesson for Nellie:
“I’ve learned that when I listen to my body, it tells me everything I need to be successful.”
4. Disrupt patterns that derail your progress.
If you struggle with binge eating, learning to go slow can help.
That might sound odd, since a binge is driven by an overwhelming urge to consume as much food as possible, as fast as possible. (This quality is what differentiates binge eating from run-of-the-mill overeating.)
But the skills you develop from slow eating can help you mitigate the damage, and build resilience over time.
Here’s how: When you’re in the grip of a binge, slow down as soon as you realize what’s happening.
Pause. Breathe. The food will wait for you. Even just one breath between bites will help.
You might not be able to stop eating right away, and that’s okay. How much you eat isn’t as important as getting back into a more thoughtful state of mind.
With this “binge slowly” technique, most people can regain a sense of control. And the more you practice it, the more effective it will be.
If you keep slowing down, even during your most difficult moments:
- You’ll become more aware of why, where, and how you’re binging (so it won’t seem random, and eventually you can break the chain).
- You’ll likely eat less and stop sooner.
- You’ll feel less panicked and powerless.
- You’ll be able to soothe yourself more effectively, and get back into “wise mind” faster.
In time, this’ll help normalize your eating, boost your physical and psychological health, and improve body composition (or help you maintain a healthy body composition more easily, without restriction-compensation cycles).
5. Gain a tool you can use anytime, anywhere.
We don’t always have control over what foods are available to us. But we always have control over how quickly we chew and swallow.
Think of slow eating as the low-hanging fruit of nutrition: super accessible in any situation.
It doesn’t require specialized meal plans or a food scale. No matter what’s going on in your life, or what’s on your plate, you can practice eating slowly.
When Precision Nutrition Coaching client Elaine Gordon started the program, she already knew a lot about nutrition from years of working with coaches and researching on her own.
“I knew the ‘whats’ of eating well, but really benefited from the ‘hows’ that PN teaches,” she says.
“It’s incredible to see how your relationship with food changes when you bring attention and awareness to the process of eating.”
Thanks to her new, more mindful relationship with food, Elaine began to get the results she’d been after all those years. And after seeing how effective it was for Elaine, her husband even started eating slowly. Now they practice the habit together.
The best part? Elaine knows she has this tool at her disposal, no matter where she is or what she’s doing.
“Even if all else fails with my diet, I can always choose to eat slowly.”
How to eat slowly.
Eating slowly and mindfully is simple and effective—but not necessarily easy.
Most people have to work at it.
Thankfully, you don’t have to get it “perfect.” Shoot for “a little bit better” instead. You might be surprised at how effective this can be.
Try one of these tips. You can experiment with them for just one meal, or take on a full 30-day slow-eating challenge, if you feel up to it.
Take just one breath.
Before you eat, pause. Take one breath.
Take one bite. Then take another breath.
Take another bite. Then take another breath.
Go one bite, and one breath at a time.
Add just one minute.
At first, most people panic at the idea of “wasting time” on eating or having to be alone with their thoughts and the sounds of crunching for too long. Plus, life is busy and rushed. Having long leisurely meals may feel impossible.
So, start small. Add just one minute per meal. Or two, or three, if you’re feeling sassy about it.
When you start your meal, start the clock (or use an app like 20 Minute Eating to time yourself).
The game: Stretch out that meal as long as you can. Then try to make your next meal last one minute longer.
Over time, you can gradually build up how long you spend at meals.
Don’t be hard on yourself: If you forget to slow down during one meal, no biggie. Just slow down next time, and notice what happens.
And remember, even one minute better—or one breath-between-bites better—can help.
Put down the remote.
For the next level of challenge, don’t eat while you drive, watch TV, or play with your phone. Sit at a table, not on your living room couch, and for heaven’s sake, don’t eat standing over the sink. Try to relax and experience your meal.
The whole point is to pay attention to your food and body. So, over the next 30 days, do your best to eat in a calm environment with minimal distractions.
Eat foods that need to really be chewed.
Try this experiment: Eat a whole food, like an apple slice, and count how many chews it takes to swallow a mouthful. Then grab a highly processed snack, like a cracker or cookie, and count your chews.
What differences do you notice?
Which food do you think will be easier to eat slowly?
Now act accordingly.
Minimally processed lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes require more effort—and time—to eat.
The more you have to chew, the longer it’ll take you to eat, giving your fullness signals a chance to catch up.
Do something between bites.
Pacing yourself is easier when you have a specific action in mind to break up mouthfuls of food.
Between bites, try:
- setting down your utensils
- taking a breath (or three)
- taking a sip of water
- asking someone at the table a question
Savor your food.
When you eat… eat. Enjoy it. Really taste it.
Is it salty? Sweet? Does it coat the roof of your mouth? What’s the texture like?
Notice these little details with each bite.
To really tap into this experience, try “wine tasting” your food. Practice chewing slowly, sniffing, and savoring your food, as if it were a fine wine.
Notice what affects your eating speed.
As you experiment, try to identify what affects your eating speed or focus.
Consider factors such as:
- who you eat with
- when you eat
- what you eat
- where you eat
Once you’ve made some observations, ask yourself:
- What could you do to improve on what is already working well?
- What could you change, given what isn’t working well?
Refine your practice.
Pay attention to the eating speed of those around you. Observe the slowest-eating person in the group and match their speed.
If you find yourself rushing, that’s okay. Put your utensils down and take a minute to re-focus. If slow eating isn’t habitual for you, this will take some time to master.
Embrace an experimental mindset and notice what you learn.
Remember: every meal is a chance to practice.
Like many others, Phillip was skeptical about eating slowly.
“I never expected it to work. It sounded too easy,” he says.
Eating slowly was more challenging than he expected, but with practice, things started to click, and the results have been major.
“The simple act of making time to eat slowly has gotten me closer to my goals than anything I’ve ever tried,” says Phillip.
And the results aren’t just physical: Slowing down his eating helped Phillip set a more comfortable pace in other areas of his life, too.
“Not only am I leaner, but life doesn’t just pass me by anymore. I’m more aware of the moments that are right in front of me.”
I ate slowly, now what?
At the end of your 30-day slow-eating challenge, tune into what’s different.
You’re probably going to observe some changes in your body—such as how your stomach feels after a meal or how your pants fit. You may also notice mental changes, like what you think about while you’re eating, or how you react to feeling hungry or full.
Look at how much has changed in just 30 days, and imagine:
What would happen if you continued working on this habit… forever?
There’s a good reason to do just that: No matter what other habits you adopt or “next level stuff” you try, eating slowly will always enhance your efforts. And how often can you say that about anything?
But don’t just keep it to yourself: Share the 30-day slow-eating challenge with your friends, family, and co-workers. It could be exactly what they need, but never even knew to try.
Want help becoming the healthiest, fittest, strongest version of you?
Most people know that regular movement, eating well, sleep, and stress management are important for looking and feeling better. Yet they need help applying that knowledge in the context of their busy, sometimes stressful lives.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve used the Precision Nutrition Coaching method to help over 100,000 clients lose fat, get stronger, and improve their health… for the long-term… no matter what challenges they’re dealing with.
It’s also why we work with health, fitness, and wellness professionals (through our Level 1 and Level 2 Certification programs) to teach them how to coach their own clients through the same challenges.
Interested in Precision Nutrition Coaching? Join the presale list; you’ll save up to 54% and secure a spot 24 hours early.
We’ll be opening up spots in our next Precision Nutrition Coaching on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019.
If you’re interested in coaching and want to find out more, I’d encourage you to join our presale list below. Being on the list gives you two special advantages.
- You’ll pay less than everyone else. At Precision Nutrition we like to reward the most interested and motivated people because they always make the best clients. Join the presale list and you’ll save up to 54% off the general public price, which is the lowest price we’ve ever offered.
- You’re more likely to get a spot. To give clients the personal care and attention they deserve, we only open up the program twice a year. Last time we opened registration, we sold out within minutes. By joining the presale list you’ll get the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting in.
If you’re ready to change your body, and your life, with help from the world’s best coaches, this is your chance.
[Note: If your health and fitness are already sorted out, but you’re interested in helping others, check out our Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification program].
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Chicken salad is a classic and a frequent sight at summer potlucks and luncheons. But the PUFA oils and high carb breads it usually comes with put a damper on what should be a good thing. Thankfully, this recipe offers a healthy re-do that satisfies a paleo, Primal, and keto standard—not to mention appetite.
Next time you cook up a chicken dinner, prepare a bit extra to put together this easy dish. It makes for a perfect workday lunch or fast weeknight meal.
Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes (not counting chicken cook time)
- 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh meat, cooked & shredded
- 3 ribs celery, diced
- ½ cup Primal Kitchen® Mayo
- 2 teaspoons Primal Kitchen Spicy Brown Mustard
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 8 butter lettuce leaves
Cover bowl and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Just before serving, toss with chopped pecans. Serve in butter lettuce cups.
Nutritional Info (per serving):
- Calories: 485
- Total Carbs: 2.2 grams (1 gram net carbs)
- Protein: 52 grams
- Fat: 31 grams
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It’s good to be Martin Kove. Cobra Kai, his return to the Karate Kid franchise, is one of the best shows you can stream, and he also landed a part in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We recently caught up with Kove to talk about his career, his insane schedule, and what’s next.
If you weren’t acting, what would you be doing?
There were no options. In the fourth grade, I realized that I like making people laugh, and I remember feeling really good inside. When I was 23, I took it seriously and moved to Manhattan. I used to go audition for plays at universities that I wasn’t even enrolled into. I’d get the part, and no one would even know that I didn’t go there.
What was it like to work in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood [in theaters July 26]?
I had been bugging him for years to be a part of something. I love westerns so much, I wanted to be in Django Unchained or The Hateful Eight. But Quint knows what he wants. Then he offered me this small piece with [Leonardo] DiCaprio. Quentin is so much fun to work for. To give you a little sense: He finishes the day and says, “I think I’ve got it, but I want one more.” Then he turns around to his hundred-person crew and asks, “Why?” In unison, everybody screams, “Because we love to make movies!” You get a tingle up your spine—you’d do anything for this guy.
Do you watch your own work?
Yeah, and nine out of 10 times I don’t like it. I get picky. I remember Billy [Zabka, his Cobra Kai co-star] saying, “After this season is over, you’ll see that all the moments you weren’t comfortable with will look terrific.” And unquestionably, that’s happened to me.
Were you all-in to reprise your role as sensei Kreese in Cobra Kai?
I was on the fence. They asked me to come into Episode 10 and set up Season 2. I said that I’d do it, but I didn’t want to play the stoic tough guy—I wanted the character to have different colors, different textures. You have to trust the writers, because everything they conceived has really worked.
How did you get in shape to play Kreese?
I had to start working with a trainer, and we don’t go back to work [on Season 3] until Aug. 20. Once you’re there shooting, it’s labor. You’re working 12, 14 hours a day. You work hard.
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The complaint is in protest of the USAPL’s January decision to ban transgender woman JayCee Cooper from competing in Minnesota’s State Bench Press Championships. After the ban, U.S. Rep. IIhan Omar (D-MN) wrote an open letter to the USAPL, urging it to follow in the footsteps of the International Olympic Committee, which allows transgender women to participate in competitions as long as their testosterone levels are at a certain level. Then, the Movement, a Minnesota powerlifting gym, openly protested the Minnesota State Championships by timing out their lifts.
On May 9, the USAPL had a national board of governors meeting where a proposed policy to allow transgender women to compete was heavily rejected by a 46-4 vote. Now, Gender Justice, a Minnesota-based non-profit that advocates for gender equality, has asserted that Cooper was illegally discriminated against in its complaint. Cooper released the following statement, published in the press release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** USA Powerlifting Charged With Gender Discrimination Under Minnesota Law *** (St. Paul, Minn.) In a new filing with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), Gender Justice asserts that USA Powerlifting illegally discriminated against JayCee Cooper based on her gender identity. *** Cooper, an amateur powerlifter and transgender woman, was blocked by USA Powerlifting from competing in Minnesota’s State Bench Press Championship in January, 2019. Like other athletes, she worked to ensure that she met the stated policies for competition, and went above and beyond by addressing any potential questions about her gender identity, only to have USA Powerlifting respond with a new, retroactive blanket ban on transgender athletes. As the sport’s governing body for the United States, USA Powerlifting’s rigid policy effectively excludes Cooper – and athletes like her – from any meaningful competition. *** “As a powerlifter and a transgender person, I’m no stranger to a challenge,” says Cooper. “I’ve jumped through all the hoops, trying to meet USA Powerlifting’s arbitrary and subjective standards, just to have them respond with an outright ban on transgender women in competitions. At some point you have to say enough is enough. Trans rights are human rights. Trans athletes are supported in our right to compete by the International Olympic Committee, the International Powerlifting Federation’s Executive Committee, federal and Minnesota state law. USA Powerlifting’s blanket ban violates not just the law, but the very spirit of sports.” *** Today’s MDHR filing asserts that USA Powerlifting discriminated against Cooper in public accommodations on the basis of gender identity, in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act. On behalf of Cooper and others, Gender Justice is seeking protection from discrimination, and a clear, fair standard that allows trans athletes the opportunity to compete. *** More at www.genderjustice.us *** #whyicompete #sharetheplatform #sportisahumanright
“As a powerlifter and a transgender person, I’m no stranger to a challenge,” says Cooper. “I’ve jumped through all the hoops, trying to meet USA Powerlifting’s arbitrary and subjective standards, just to have them respond with an outright ban on transgender women in competitions. At some point, you have to say enough is enough. Trans rights are human rights. Trans athletes are supported in our right to compete by the International Olympic Committee, the International Powerlifting Federation’s Executive Committee, federal and Minnesota state law. USA Powerlifting’s blanket ban violates not just the law, but the very spirit of sports.”
In its statement, Gender Justice claims that USA Powerlifting violated the Minnesota Human Rights Acts, and are therefore taking action on Cooper’s behalf.
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This is a shoo-in for the craziest footwear promo we’ve ever seen. In a YouTube video, Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena recently pummeled a pair of his new running shoes to show off their durability—and man, can these things take some damage.
De Sena is the founder of the Spartan Race, a series of obstacle courses ranging from three miles to marathon-length distances (and sometimes beyond). Started in Vermont more than 10 years ago, the grueling event—which, depending on the level of difficulty, could see participants carry atlas stones, jump over walls, or crawl under barbed wire—is now held in more than 40 countries.
Such a tough run requires strong shoes, and the best pair for the job appears to be the Spartan RD Pro by Craft, at least according to De Sena. But he wasn’t content with just saying that, he wanted to prove it, too.
To start, De Sena wears the shoes during a 50-mile run (light work) through “the worst trails in New England.” Although he destroyed his body, he claims, the shoes held up just fine. How else could he test the shoe’s endurance? How about by running them over with a Jeep. Check. And as if that wasn’t enough, he then crushes them with a backhoe and excavator.
Miraculously, the shoes don’t appear to tear during any of the tests De Sena puts them through—even after he submerges them in saltwater overnight and runs the 8-mile Boston Super Spartan in them the next day. De Sena is so confident in the quality of the shoes, he believes the ancient Spartans—yup, like the ones in 300—could’ve defeated the Persians had they worn them.
We’re not so sure about that, but if you’re looking to put them to the test, it seems like De Sena is guaranteeing the shoes for a year.
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Research of the Week
Distracting yourself to get through unpleasant but important activities doesn’t work.
A very low-carb diet is effective and sustainable (over 2 years) for type 2 diabetics.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 348: CJ Hunt: CJ Hunt returns to chat with host Elle Russ about misleading health studies and media headlines.
Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 15: Laura and Erin talk with Reed Davis, Nutritional Therapist and founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification course about the power of lab assessments and the commitment to be the last person his clients need to see in their healing journeys.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.
Russian man discovers a prehistoric wolf’s head half as long as a modern wolf’s body.
The Pentagon considers keto.
Sociologist goes back to school to learn genetics to disprove “nature over nurture,” ends up confirming it.
“Beyond Meat” stock tumbles.
Interesting Blog Posts
The advice people would give to their younger selves.
Testing your own genes creates a genetic profile for your entire family.
Great Twitter thread full of ideas on how to maintain the love of movement in kids (and adults).
2500 years ago in China, cannabis was used in funeral rites.
Chimp meat reportedly being sold in British market stalls.
European officials warn against the damaging effects of light at night.
The Savory Institute responds to claims made by the makers of the Impossible Burger.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Great line in a very interesting article on the attempt to save the Japanese tradition of eco-friendly “minka homes”: “Lie on the ground; you’ll be a different man.”
Race I might come out of retirement for: The Marathon du Médoc.
This doesn’t sound healthy to me: The average person consumes a credit card-worth of plastic each week.
This shouldn’t be happening: Osteopenia is one the rise among younger men.
Question I’m Asking
What advice would you give to your younger (any age) self?
- There’s nothing quite like crispy cauliflower.
- I’m still missing Thailand a bit, but these Thai chicken meatballs make it easier.
One year ago (Jun 9– Jun 15)
- Fasting versus Carb Restriction: Which Works Better for What Scenarios – Should you fast or restrict carbs?
- Big-Ass Salads—Worker Bee Style – How the Bees get down.
Comment of the Week
“I cut down from 2 glasses of wine to 1. I also switched from a regular wine glass to a pint glass… but hey, that’s just details.”
– Those are some details, Nibbler.
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The following post is sponsored by We Love Fire. For our sponsored post policy, click here. There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending an afternoon outside with family and friends while cooking a perfect meal on your grill. To top it off, grilled meat is tasty, a total crowd-pleaser, and high in protein. Whether you’re cooking on the fly, for a big group of friends, or just having a simple, intimate dinner with your family, the grill you own has a huge impact on how much you enjoy the experience. How can you choose the appropriate grill for your lifestyle? Here are…
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