If I was to hire someone to create a diet plan customized for my goals and activity levels, Nate Miyaki would be that person. Nate spends his days teaching advanced nutrition mastery workshops in the Silicone Valley area. He has recently decided to branch out to the Internet to teach people all over the globe. Bottom line…he is a full-fledged expert when it comes to diet and body composition. He just created a video and guest post for Fitness Black Book. My guess is that you will learn more in this 10 minute video about carbs and fat loss, than scouring the internet for 3+ hours.
[He’s a laid back surfer type, but get him in front of a white board and prepare for a serious knowledge drop.]
CLEARING UP CARB CONFUSION…FOREVER
-by Nate Miyaki
Robb Wolf has been endorsing the Paleo lifestyle long before it became trendy. I’d almost say he is the top Paleo guy online…or at least in the top 3. Anyway, he just put up a post about the top 10 Paleo trends in 2012.
It’s been another exciting and groundbreaking year in the paleo world, and like last year, we’ve rounded-up the top 10 paleo highlights from the past 365 days. If you’ve been a hardcore paleo follower all year, reminisce on all the paleo goodness that was; and if you’re relatively new to the scene, here’s your chance to catch up on some of the things you may have missed.
This list is by no means scientific (all items were pulled out of the ‘vault’ that is my brain) or all-encompassing – but if you’re hard-up for some end of the year entertainment; grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, and enjoy a (short) trip down paleo memory lane.
I eat low carb and paleo from time to time,but never for the long term. My belief is that there really isn’t a need to exclude carbs from your diet to lose weight.
This year a popular paleo forum had a guy who switched to the potato diet and began dropping weight. Several others followed his lead and experienced the same thing. I found an article on that.
The evidence showed that potatoes are non-toxic, filling per calorie, remarkably nutritious, and can be eaten as almost the sole source of nutrition for extended periods of time (though I’m not recommending this).
Traditional South American cultures such as the Quechua and Aymara have eaten potatoes as the major source of calories for generations without any apparent ill effects (3).
Potatoes appear not to cause fat gain, and in fact frequently cause fat loss and improve metabolic health in people who are overweight.
The potato diet works because: Potatoes have a low calorie density and a high satiety value per calorie.
I don’t follow a primal or paleo diet full-time, but I’m a big fan of Mark Sisson. I got his last cookbook, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook, and use 3 of those recipes on a regular basis. My favorite recipe from that book is the “Transylvanian Stockpot” stew. Today he just released his newest cookbook, Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings. Here’s the trailer for the book.
Mark Sisson is on a roll. He just put up another thought provoking post. He suggests that icing an injury may not be necessary for most common injuries.
Quote from article:
I’ve said this before, but inflammation is a necessary response to injury. It’s the inflammatory response that increases blood and lymphatic flow to and from the injured tissues, bringing healing nutrients and inflammatory mediators and removing damaged refuse. It’s the inflammatory response that makes injuries hurt, which prevents us from using and re-injuring the injured area.
Do we want to use ice in order to reduce the inflammation incurred after a soft tissue injury?
Nerd Fitness just released Paleo Central, a paleo app that took 6 months to develop. It looks like Steve and his team did an incredible job with this app.
It is only .99 and is released for the iPhone. Hopefully they will come up with an Android version for us Galaxy S3 users. Click the link below to read about what this app does and the place to buy it, etc.