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Primal/Paleo friendly Shakeology Recipes?
I use chocolate shakeology and I would like to continue using it while I do a 30 day Paleo challenge. What can I add to my shakeo to make it more paleo friendly?
I know I can add coconut milk, but what else?
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RE: Primal/Paleo friendly Shakeology Recipes?
8/8/12 11:24 AM as a reply to victoriasavo.
Try this website. Mark Sisson is a great guy and his website is fantastic. He also wrote the Primal Blueprint. Rob Wolf and Gary Taubes are other names to look up.

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RE: Primal/Paleo friendly Shakeology Recipes?
8/8/12 11:27 AM as a reply to victoriasavo.
victoriasavo:
I use chocolate shakeology and I would like to continue using it while I do a 30 day Paleo challenge. What can I add to my shakeo to make it more paleo friendly?
I know I can add coconut milk, but what else?


Water would be another option.

The only person I've ever look to for paleo intel is Dr. Loren Cordain. He's by far the most well-researcher and logic of the bunch. Also, he invented it.
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RE: Primal/Paleo friendly Shakeology Recipes?
8/8/12 6:16 PM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
AdStaffDenis:
victoriasavo:
I use chocolate shakeology and I would like to continue using it while I do a 30 day Paleo challenge. What can I add to my shakeo to make it more paleo friendly?
I know I can add coconut milk, but what else?


Water would be another option.

The only person I've ever look to for paleo intel is Dr. Loren Cordain. He's by far the most well-researcher and logic of the bunch. Also, he invented it.


Loren Cordain is the worst one to look to for Paleo, which is why I specifically didn't mention him - he is seriously misguided and, conveniently, fits somewhat neatly in with the nutritional wisdom espoused by Beachbody. Loren Cordain oxymoronically trumpeted low-fat. Robb, his student and a biochemist, surpassed him with The Paleo Solution. Mark Sission is probably THE leading practitioner today and Gary Taubes is the leading investigative journalist. Prof. Atkins, though misguided about a few things as well, would be a better choice to follow than Cordain.

The premise is your diet should make up 50-70% of your calories from fat (monounsaturated and saturated, avoid polyunsaturated) from grass-fed organic free-range sources, butter/ghee, and only use olive or coconut oils from the entire vegetable oil family. These sources are also balanced Omega-3 : Omega-6 wise. Avoid carbs/sugars such as grains, legumes, and sweets, limiting total carbs to 10-20% of caloric intake per day, which should all come from veggies and fruit.

The science is that fat, especially saturated fat, doesn't increase cholesterol and cholesterol levels don't have any correlation to heart disease. Instead, carbs increase insulin, which release fat storage hormones, that cause us to starve at a cellular level while trapping fat in the body, keeping it from being released for energy. In turn, we eat far more calories, probably more carbs, and the cycle continues. Further, inflammation in the body corrupts cholesterol causing plaque. Inflammation comes from carbs intake as well as from omega-6's, which are extremely prevalent in prepackaged food and industrial vegetable oils (exceptions being coconut and olive oils). Inflammation causes oxidation of cholesterol while excess carbs cause carmelization of cholesterol. Inflammation and insulin resistant are the chief cause of all human disease. Fat, which for the past 40 years has recieved an unnecessary bad rap due to unquestioned acceptance of the lipid hypothesis, is completely harmless. Unless... your carb intake is high. Then, you'll definitely get fat. Keep carbs low, and you'll lose weight while eating the good, organic, grass fed animal fats loaded with CLA medium chain triglycerides and butryic acids.

Paleo/Primal works, I'm following it right now and have far better results than following the carb-heavy approach of the P90X nutritional program.
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RE: Primal/Paleo friendly Shakeology Recipes?
11/10/12 8:33 AM as a reply to victoriasavo.
You can add almond milk and almond butter. Those are Paleo.
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