K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple…..silly).  I used “silly” because I don’t care much for the word “stupid” when referring to other people.  Our approach to health needs to be a simple approach and a simple approach is what we need for long term success.  For some reason our society has really complicated the whole notion of “getting in shape.”  Whether is 5:00 am “boot camp” style workout, counting weight watcher points, strict calorie counting or some sort of cult-like obligation to following a super structured workout program of so many miles per week or “X” number of workout per week.

The Primal lifestyle is really quite simple and a lifestyle that can be sustained forever.

The nutrition aspect to it is really quite simple–eat real food starting with lots of whole plant-based foods–basically unlimited veggies, certain fruits in moderation, followed by healthy protein sources and healthy fats.  Avoid processed foods, grains, sugar, high fructose corn-syrup.  Legumes are ok for some people.  Dairy is ok for some people (the full fat kind, preferably grass-fed and organic if at all possible).

See the Primal Bluprint Food Pyramid below.  Looks quite a bit different from our toxic USDA food pyramid!  This is from Mark Sisson at www.marksdailyapple.com  Be sure to check out his site for lots of useful information and motivational real-life transformation stories.  We will discuss Primal Movement and other topics on another post.  Please leave comments/questions below.


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Hello and thanks for visiting my site. My name is Ryan Parnham and I'm a 37 year old husband and father of two from central Illinois (hope I haven't bored you yet). The reason I started this site is because I have a passion and desire to live the BEST life possible, and I want to share my thoughts and experiences with other people so they can educate themselves and change things in their lives to live the best life possible as well. I strongly believe that nutrition is one of, if not the biggest, factor in health, vitality and longevity. I feel I have a bit of a unique perspective on things given my professional and personal back ground. I have an undergraduate degree in nursing as well as a master's of science degree in nursing and am a board certified family nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). I have been in the medical field for over 15 years now

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