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Monday, December 17

Geeking Out

Five days a week I spend one hour commuting to and one hour commuting from work. Two full hours of my day where I can do nothing but listen to the radio or talk on my {new car} Bluetooth. And since my husband and I aren't big phone talkers, it leaves me with ample time every week to memorize lyrics to all the top 40 hits. Nothing against Taylor Swift, but it's not exactly how I'd like to spend my time.

Husband recommended these daily podcasts by Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, and I have really been enjoying them. The episodes focus on reader questions concerning everything from paleo diet details to maximizing exercise performance to specific health concerns. Robb explains the concepts behind the paleo diet from a very scientific perspective, providing evidence and details without being overly analytical. He has a background in biochemistry, and as a fellow scientist, I appreciate the basis for his arguments, his attention to research, and the evidence behind his recommendations. I've learned quite a lot over the past week, and it feels great to fill my time with something intellectually stimulating.

Check out Robb's website where you can search for topics, download podcasts and ask questions. And don't worry if you don't have a science background. Robb and Greg explain things in a way that anyone can understand, as evidenced by my non-sciencey husband who is just as addicted to the information as I am.

{This post is not sponsored in any way by Robb Wolf or his company. I just love what he's doing and think it's time for the medical community to recognize the evident benefits of a paleo lifestyle.}


Unknown said...

When I commute in and don't feel like listening to Spotify, I listen to several podcasts too - Josh & Chuck from How Stuff Works - Stuff You Should Know is one of my favorites, and those guys are from here in the ATL!

Candice said...

Hi Ashley!

You are most likely on the Paleo diet for these common reasons: lose weight/stay fit, better health, gain muscle, right? I might be interested in checking out this guy's blog:

He was on the Paleo diet for 2-3 years but that diet is only temporary. It could not be sustained naturally/heathily - a caveman would never be able to buy protein powders or thrive on a low carb diet. What about an all carb diet?! Not processed bread and soda, but fruit! Check it out, whether you think it's crazy or not, it's really interesting. :)

Candice said...

This other blog post is interesting too. You might be interested - A Paleo VEGETARIAN: