By Diana Hsieh
Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!
The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.
What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:
A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.
Here is this week's edition:
Beth Mazur presents If not nanny state, then what? posted at Weight Maven, saying, "I don't think nanny state is the way to go to address obesity, but not for the reason you might think."Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.
Julie Campbell presents watermelon gazpacho posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "this is an awesome twist on summery gazpacho."
Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo BLT Sandwich with Egg and Mayo, A Complete Breakfast or Lunch posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Nothing better than a delicious BLT on fluffy Paleo Bread! Great for breakfast or lunch or on the go! Our sandwiches are to die for!"
Megh presents Recovering from Vegetarianism: Post-Vegetarian Guilt posted at Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle, saying, "How do we handle the (usually self-imposed) guilt that often comes from eating meat when we've told ourselves for so long not to?"
Douglas Robb presents WHEN you Eat can make you Fat posted at Health Habits, saying, "Modern science is finally catching up with the fact that obesity is much more than calories in vs. calories out. Part of that equation - what you eat - is the reason why Paleo eating is growing in popularity at an unprecedented rate. Another factor - when you eat - is being addressed by the research cited in this article."
Susie T. Gibbs presents Tuesday Taco Nites for Paleo Pleasure posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Low carb crunchy taco shells put the FUN back into FUNctional foods! Eat tacos like you mean it - knife and fork optional. Too often when making the switch to a paleo lifestyle, we miss out on the crunch factor and also on the habitual component of eating - such as picking a hamburger or taco up with our hands to eat it. Crispy taco shells take care of both of those challenges and bring satisfaction."
Fatisfied presents Contrology posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "A video sampling demonstrating the use of Contrology- the study of (muscle) control."
Diana Hsieh presents My Thyroid and Adrenal Update: Steady on 3 Grains posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Here's my long-overdue update on my thyroid (good) and my adrenals (not so good)."
Neely Quinn presents Are Sweet Potatoes Paleo? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "A question that often comes up in the Paleo world..."
Peggy Emch presents Why It Sucks to Be Pregnant in America posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "I'd rather be pregnant in a tribe, in the dirt somewhere."
Nell Stephenson presents From Vegan to Paleo; Someone Like Me posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson.
Blair presents Tokelau's Tree of Life posted at The Found Link, saying, "Being able to grow little else besides coconut, the Tokelau islanders make the most of what's available to them."
Kelly Fitzsimmons presents The Truth behind Negative Calorie Foods posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "We provide you with a wealth of information on whether or not, negative calorie foods really do exist. Read this article now to learn more."
Max Ungar presents Mark Sisson Exchange posted at Caveman College, saying, "An awesome interview with Mark on staying primal in college!"
Warren Wilkinson presents A Nutrition Comparison of 5 diets posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "What is the nutritional profile of a single meal? I've compared meats with meats, and vegetables with vegetables. Now let's see the overall vitamin, fat, and mineral difference between a Steak & salad, a vegan meal, and a McDonalds Big Mac combo."
Amy Kubal presents Pale-'O'-lympics: Go for the Gold posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Do you have the mind and attitude of a champion? Find out if you've got what it takes to take home the gold!!"
Crystal Meadows presents Paleo, Shmaleo posted at Against the Grain, saying, "Don't do anything "because the caveman did it". Think for yourself!"
Nicole Markee presents Intermittent Fasting posted at Astrogirl's Adventures, saying, "I have never had anything nice to say about IF in the past, but it seems to be a much different thing for me now that weight loss is not my goal."
Hadass Eviatar presents Thoughts on Mayonnaise, Paleo and Local Eating posted at My Coat of Many Colours.
Cavechic presents Tea and the paleo diet posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "What is the best way to enjoy tea and still stick with your paleo diet? Stop by and find out."
Amy presents Paleo vs. Atkins posted at Paleosophy, saying, "Many people who don't know much about Paleo ask me if it's just another version of Atkins and my answer is always that it's very, very different. This post is an easy way to explain the difference to even the most skeptical critic."
Suz Crawt presents Paleo Weight Loss posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Breaking through the weight loss plateau on a Paleo Diet"
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: