I Am NOVA’s Strongest Woman

I Am NOVA’s Strongest Woman

I’d like to start this story back in 2010, when I weighed 336lbs after the birth of my 3rd child. After a lifetime of morbid obesity, the 3rd pregnancy had been extremely difficult. Early on I’d almost lost Wesley, which I haven’t ever really talked about, and through my 2nd and 3rd trimester I was incredibly overburdened with my own weight – even...
Review and a GIVEAWAY: Sexy by Nature by Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women

Review and a GIVEAWAY: Sexy by Nature by Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women

Today our team member, Courtney, is reviewing the highly anticipated Sexy by Nature by the amazing Stefani Ruper of the blog Paleo for Women.  Stefani Ruper is equally accomplished as an Ivy League chemist, an international go-go dancer, and a nationally renowned eating disorder counselor. She is the author of the paleo woman’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole...
I Am Strong

I Am Strong

Warning: gratuitous fitness photos, videos and soap box rants ahead. It all started with a declaration. I want to be strong. ♥ On July 22, 2013 – 7 months ago – I made a commitment to myself that I would stop worrying about losing weight and start worrying about gaining strength.  I realized that my body wasn’t made for running, it was made for lifting....
3 Phase Paleo Review Round-Up #2

3 Phase Paleo Review Round-Up #2

People just can’t stop cooing and gushing over our new baby…. I mean ebook. But seriously, writing a book sometimes really does feel like giving birth. When the idea first pops in your head, you are giddy with excitement. During the writing process, or “pregnancy” you do all you can to prepare it for a good life, and at times, you get a bit...
Guest Post: Everyday Maven with Ginger Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Guest Post: Everyday Maven with Ginger Coconut Cauliflower Rice

We are so excited about this guest post and recipe today! We love Alyssa’s story about how she struggled with commercial diet plans, and how she has found success with real food eating and Paleo! If you haven’t checked out her site, Everyday Maven, you should – its beautifully designed and her photos are recipes are elegant and simple to follow, just...
Book Review: The Calorie Myth

Book Review: The Calorie Myth

Our Review Team member, Amelia, is back again today to review the new book The Calorie Myth, by Jonathan Bailor and we are also excited to GIVEAWAY a copy!  Although most of the books we recommend are Paleo books, there are a few that we have in our library that are not specifically Paleo, but definitely worth reading because of their valuable information as it pertains...
I want to be strong

I want to be strong

In January of 2013 I started cross-fitting at NOVA Strength and Conditioning. I documented some of the things I learned those first few weeks in a post entitled, A Fat Girl’s Confession on Starting CrossFit. But despite the popularity of that post and my frequent sharing of CrossFit photos on Instagram and Facebook, I haven’t written much about my experience....
Dear America, Get Over Your Fat Phobia

Dear America, Get Over Your Fat Phobia

This post brought to you by the dozens of people who e-mail and comment to me in order to provide unsolicited dietary advice at least daily that I should stop eating carbs in order to lose weight. Dear America, get over your fat phobia. Seriously, being overweight is nothing more than a simple fact. Weight is an indicator of health – not the definition. SEVEN out...
TPV Podcast, Episode 29: Weight Loss with Paleo, Part 3

TPV Podcast, Episode 29: Weight Loss with Paleo, Part 3

Our twenty-nineth show! Ep. 29: Weight Loss with Paleo, Part 3 In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about losing weight again, one of our most requested topics! This week we are joined by Tara, The Primal Girl, who, like Stacy and Sarah, has also lost 100 pounds! Topics include whether intermittent fasting is right for women, how to get over negative comments and how to...
Guest Post, Level Health and Nutrition: The Easy Way

Guest Post, Level Health and Nutrition: The Easy Way

Note: You can find another post-surgery paleo success story, Shelly Good, join Stacy and the extremely witty Krista Scott Dixon of Stumptuous on Paleo Magazine Radio Episode 5 on Women’s Health this week, too. Stacy talks candidly about disordered eating, stress management, how living without a gallbladder and with an autoimmune disease shape her paleo template and...
A Fat Girl’s Confession on Starting Crossfit

A Fat Girl’s Confession on Starting Crossfit

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you – no doubt – have seen my CrossFit photos lately. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely, genuinely apologize for inundating you with photos of me doing stuff that probably irritates, annoys, confuses or befuddles most of you (which I’m also about to do in this post). Please understand, when...
Why the Metabolically Broken Can’t Eat Carbs

Why the Metabolically Broken Can’t Eat Carbs

As we’ve posted about several times, the entire family went on the 21-Day Sugar Detox after indulging a bit this holiday season. This post is the result of Stacy doing the detox. Now, I want to be very clear about what “indulge” means for us because I think it’s important to understand in the concept of why my results are so drastic. Why we ate...
TPV Podcast, Episode 22: Autoimmune Part 3

TPV Podcast, Episode 22: Autoimmune Part 3

Our twenty-second show! Ep. 22: Autoimmune Part 3 In this episode, Stacy and Sarah return to answer your questions about autoimmunity and how to combat it! First, Sarah talks about whether it is okay to cut out an entire “food group”. Then we try to track down your how far you must take the autoimmune protocol and how to deal with symptoms that remain. Click...
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