Whole9 Nutrition Program

30 days later and I still cannot say enough good things about the Whole9 program. These guys are specialists in the field of nutrition. Their goal is  to make you the healthiest you’ve ever been. Coach Glassman describes nutrition as one of the fundamental principals for optimal health and performance. Therefore by focusing on what you eat is very important as it is the building blocks of any good fitness program.

There are tons of fad diets and crash diets, and we all know that being fit and healthy is something you have to work for. The bottom line is you need to eat real food. By having a balanced, sustainable path towards improved health and fitness will allow you to achieve your goals.   It can be pretty simple. Just select high quality meat, seafood and eggs, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and healthy sources of dietary fats. Put complete meals together rather than just a piece of steak. And most importantly find a balanced sustainable nutritional plan that works for you.

Here is a breakdown of the Whole9 Nutrition Program:

The Whole9 Nutrition Program

  • Snap shot on nutrition- EAT REAL FOOD
  • A guide line on what to eat
  • A list of food groups that detract from your health and fitness, and those groups that make you healthier
  • A detailed Shopping Guide, including helpful hints for making high quality food choices
  • The Whole9 MealSimple™ meal planning template for meals and snacks
  • A bonus meal planning guide, complete with recipes and pantry-stocking tips
  • A number of helpful resources – additional recipe sites, references, books and movies

This isn’t just a 30 day challenge is a change in lifestyle. Honestly this program will really get you thinking about the importance of fueling your body with proper nutrition.


Everyone has there own reasons for going primal. Whether it is beacuse you want better health, to obtain fitness goals, or because some crazy Crossfitter at your gym told you it was a good idea. For whatever reason it was, it was a good choice. But do you think the whole world could survive on a primal diet?

Check out this Article on Mark’s Daily Apple!

Can We Feed the World on the Primal Blueprint Diet? – Part 1


Every couple weeks, I get an email that asks about the global sustainability of the Primal Blueprint diet. It’s a common question, one that probably deserves a comprehensive answer – or as close to one as I can muster. See, the problem is that the world is really, really big. And the problems that affect the world have many layers. Each of those problems is made up of dozens of smaller problems, localized issues whose solutions – if they even exist – don’t necessarily apply to the others.

Indeed, the question posed in the title of today’s post isn’t just one question. It is many. Next week, I’ll attempt to answer the question(s) as best I can.

But for now, I just have to ask: is it even a valid question?

Let me start this by saying that my gut reaction to this question is largely a logical response. The question is usually presented in a way that implies that if everyone went Primal at once the economies and biosystems of the world would go into a catastrophic death spiral. That a population solely comprised of Primal enthusiasts could never work. I can’t help but think that this concern is somewhat like being worried about what would happen if everyone on earth became hairdressers (or lawyers, or ballerinas, or…). With 7+ billion barbers on our hands and no scissor manufacturers in sight we’d have more than a few problems on our hands, but I won’t be losing sleep at night over this vastly small potentiality. No, that isn’t defeatism rearing it’s ugly head, and yes, it’s not a perfect analogy, but the question has always struck me as a little strange in the first place.

Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/can-we-feed-the-world-on-the-primal-blueprint-diet-part-1/#ixzz1oSlKscQX


Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole


3 sweet potato
2 banana (2 mashed apple if you want to eat seasonal)
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350F. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in the peeled and chopped sweet potato. Cook over medium heat, for about 5 minutes, until fork tender. Drain and set aside.

Warm coconut milk in pan. Add sweet potato and banana.

With a potato masher, mash in the cooked sweet potato and the banana into the pot.

Now stir in the cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Cook on low for another few minutes.

Make the topping by covering chopped walnuts in melted coconut oil. Add enough cinnamon and cacao powder to coat the walnuts and make a clumpy mixture.

Pour the sweet potato mixture in a baking dish and spread out evenly. Now sprinkle on the walnut topping.

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, at 350F. After 20 minutes, set oven to BROIL and broil on low for a couple minutes, watching very closely so you do not burn the topping. Remove from oven and serve. makes 3-4 servings.

*Adapted and paleo-fied from Oh She Glows Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole.