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Paleo almond cookies

24 Mar

Here’s a quick and delicious recipe for one of my favourite paleo snacks, almond cookies.

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Becoming a caveman part 5: conclusions

10 Mar

After five weeks of eating paleo and two strength and conditioning workouts a week, I have managed to increase my lean mass by 2.7kg, drop 0.8kg of body fat, reduced my waist size by 0.5 of an inch, all while consuming in excess of 4,500 calories most days. Not bad, especially when I haven’t actually found sticking to paleo that hard at all. Continue reading

Becoming a caveman part 3: TOSPAD

17 Feb

“What’s this? I’ve lost weight!?! It’s not meant to work like that!!” I think to myself as I weigh in after week 2 at 94.4kg, half a kilo down from last week. So what’s going wrong?
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Becoming a caveman part 2: Feeling full

10 Feb

After one week of eating paleo in order to build muscle mass, there is one over riding feeling I have, being full. I’ve been devouring food at a rate of knots and even though I feel great (i.e. not feeling sluggish), it’s hard to eat so much whole food. However, it seems to be working… Continue reading

Becoming a caveman part 1: Measurements of a modern man

3 Feb

So, week 1 has started of  my latest endeavor to build muscle while following a paleo lifestyle. First things first, I wanted to lay out my goal, the various principles I will be following, my current baseline and also the workout I’ll be using.

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Paleo and muscle gain

26 Jan

Belated hello 2013….so far I’m already behind on one of my goals, writing a blog post a week. However, if I still manage 48 for the rest of the year, that’ll be pretty good going. So here goes….

I’ve decided to embark on a little experiment over the next few weeks, combining a paleo lifestyle (I don’t like the word diet) with building lean mass. A few things have kicked this off. Continue reading