I’m nearing the end of the 30-day Paleo Challenge, and kicking Food Day publicity into high gear at UNC. It’s been a crazy busy month, and I think that trying to do full blown Paleo at the same time as trying to organize a week of Food Day activities has been pretty stressful. Even though [...]
Archive | October, 2011
Since I have been waitressing every day this weekend, as well as preparing for UNC’s Food Day Film Festival, my paleo cooking has suffered a bit. I have eaten way too many nuts in the past couple days, out of sheer laziness and exhaustion after working 8 hours at a restaurant. That’s one of the [...]
I just dug up this picture from the summer of 2010. I had spent about 3 months traveling in Australia with a tour company, and my diet was AWFUL. And by awful, I mean the standard American diet. Cereal at breakfast. Sandwiches at lunch. Pasta at dinner. Grains, grains, grains, grains. Lots of pasteurized, low-fat [...]
GOOD NUTRITION (in 100 words or less!) | CaveGirlEats. So simple.
I know I’ve been cutting these posts down to every other day or so, but my school and extra curricular activities have gotten a bit crazy lately. But I can report that the paleo challenge is still going really well. I’ve made room for things like grass-fed butter and heavy cream, and the occasional dash [...]
OK so I made a trip up to Washington D.C this weekend to discuss with a group of people our plans for implementing a process in the dietary guideline creation. Apparently, as I learned this weekend, there are no rules or regulations for how these guidelines are created, so anyone can say anything and there [...]
Today was very good on the paleo front, since I ate most of my meals at home. It’s insanely easier to find something to eat when you’re cooking for yourself, or when you stock your pantry/fridge with awesome paleo options. I get so much great meat and produce from the farmer’s market, and can make [...]
I’ve been finding that staying paleo is really only difficult when I eat out. I joke with my paleo-challenge friend that when we look for food in our school cafe, its essentially our day’s worth of hunting and gathering. It’s a bit sad that vegan options are all around, but no paleo. Just for consistency, [...]
Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart: Scientific American
Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart: Scientific American. I wish this evidence would be taught in nutrition courses. We’re still being told that saturated fat, because it “raises cholesterol”, is bad for you.
So one of the problems with being in grad school is that you end up being really busy. All the time. So doing a photoblog of my diet is starting to get challenging to keep up with. I think from now on I’ll only post pictures of creative meals that I eat to give you [...]
I’m currently a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, pursuing a Masters in Public Health Nutrition (MPH-RD). I'll be writing about essential components of ideal nutrition, nutrient dense foods and how to prepare them, product reviews, recipes, and current events in the world of Ancestral Health.