Paleo Moroccan Beef Stew with Dried Apricots

This is an excellent option when you’re looking to cook something which will last you a few postworkout meals. It’s based on a recipe from Three Squares, with a few slight changes to fit the Leangains template. It’s kind of an odd dish – beef and apricot stew, but it’s quickly becoming one of my staples. If you want to ... Read More »

Intermittent Fasting Comparison

Over the past few years, the popularity of intermittent fasting has greatly increased. The Warrior Diet, Eat Stop Eat, and Leangains of course (not to mention several other intermittent fasting methods) have all contributed to this growth in popularity and its growing acceptance in the mainstream fitness community. As so, I think it’s valuable to take a look at several ... Read More »

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthier than White Potatoes (or Vice Versa)?

For some reason, sweet potatoes have gotten a reputation for being more healthy and nutritious than potatoes. White potatoes are demonized by both the mainstream media and some people in the whole foods movement, specifically traditional Paleo types. However, are these views founded on science and logic or just dietary stigma? Well, let’s start off by reviewing the macronutrients contained ... Read More »

How to Follow Leangains on a Paleo/Primal Diet

(if you want to skip right to a list, scroll down to “What to Eat on Leangains”) For various reasons, Leangains is very popular in the Paleo and Primal communities. It may be the fasting that attracts them to it, as fasting has been touted by many of the Paleo/Primal “authorities” as being beneficial, even before the widespread popularity of ... Read More »

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Dipping Sauce (Paleo w/ Dairy)

I found this recipe on an old site which doesn’t exist anymore (thecavemaneats.com – don’t bother, it’s just a parked page now). Luckily, I had it saved locally on my own computer. I’ve been following this recipe occasionally for the past two years and it still is one of my favorites. Don’t be intimidated by the flavors or spices – ... Read More »

The Big Myth – Is Bigger Really Better? Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1, available here. It makes sense for most non-competitive bodybuilders to go after a more moderately-sized, but very lean physique. By doing so, you Keep your health in check by avoiding the pitfalls of being overly large. Still have a physique which will put you in one of the top percentiles and allow you ... Read More »

The Big Myth – Is Bigger Really Better? Part 1

Whenever I spend time on fitness and bodybuilding forums, I’m reminded of the reality that some people have a very one-sided view to fitness and bodybuilding. They seem to have this belief that the bigger you are, the better. Apparently, being say 6′ 0″, 165 lbs., and 8% body fat is skinny (and weak, regardless of someone’s lift numbers – ... Read More »