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:
Kris Gunnars presents Top 15 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "People often stop losing before they reach their desired weight. If you're on a low-carb diet but not losing weight, then here are 15 things you can try."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.
Paul Jaminet presents Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza-style pancake) posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Okonomiyaki is a classic Japanese/pan-Asian recipe that makes a delicious meal and a great alternative to pizza."
Kelly Fitzsimmons presents The Danger of Cooking with Healthy Oils Past Their Smoke Point posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "With so many cooking oils out there to choose from, some healthier than others, what exactly makes one oil a healthier choice over another?"
Neely Quinn presents Taking Paleo on the Road This Year! posted at Paleo Plan.
Melissa Joulwan presents Old School Italian Meat Sauce posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "This recipe is a sneak preview from Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. Although this recipe is a tiny bit of a project, it rewards you with enough tender, succulent meat to last for several meals — and it can be frozen, too, so you can defrost Italian love anytime you need a food hug."
Hadass Eviatar presents Why Purim Will Kill Me posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "The joyous holiday of Purim involves large quantities of sugar and gluten. So hard for me to resist. What holiday is like that for you?"
Hadass Eviatar presents The Booch is Back! posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Kombucha is a healing ferment that helps repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria. Over the winter I've been reduced to drinking the commercial stuff, but I'm so excited to have homemade kombucha again!"
Nell Stephenson presents A Diet That's Delicious posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about how there are actually more similarities between paleo and mediterranean eating than one might expect and how if Paleo were presented properly, more people would be inclined to try it."
Paul Austin presents The Definitive Guide to Backpacking Nutrition posted at Travel 'N' Wellness, saying, "Curious about what food to pack to maximize a backpacking excursion? Paul at Travel 'n' Wellness has produced a definitive guide to everything nutrition related in outdoor backpacking."
Wendy Schwartz presents 5 Important Ways Paleo Differs from Atkins posted at Go Paleo!, saying, "While there are some similarities between the Atkins diet and the Paleo approach, there are some distinct differences. Wendy Schwartz at Go Paleo! takes a look at the commonalities and then delves into the reasons why you should consider eating Paleo-style rather than Atkins-style."
Alison Pierce presents As Winter Drags, Don't Forget Your Local Farmer posted at Counterculture Cooking, saying, "These days tables are teeming with root crops such as carrots and parsnips, and customers are often surprised they can get entire meals at the market, according to one Maine farmer."
Alison Pierce presents You Are Your Hormones, Part 3 - Understanding Cortisol and Adrenal Function posted at Counterculture Cooking, saying, "The last installment in a quick series on the ways hormones influence general health and well-being."
Tarah presents February 2013 Paleo Pen Pals Roundup posted at What I Gather, saying, "A roundup of the recipes submitted by our February Paleo Pen Pals! Yum!"
Suzanne Crawt presents 10.5 ways to get more fat into your diet posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Do you get enough fat in your diet? Wondering how you can add in some more? Here are ten (and a half) ways to increase your fat consumption."
Diane Sanfilippo presents 5 Questions with Mira and Jayson Calton authors of Rich Food Poor Food posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "I interviewed Mira and Jayson about their new book, Rich Food Poor Food. There’s so much to learn about the quality of our food, and the Caltons make it easy to understand and navigate."
Max Ungar presents The Price of Living a Healthy College Life posted at Caveman College, saying, "Tips and tricks on making college life cheap healthy and easy!"
Steve presents How to Start Eating Paleo posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "Sometimes I think we paleo folks get caught up in the minutiae and forget the basic simple advice, and so I did a quick post on how to make the transition into paleo meaningful, but not as hard as diving full-on right in. The answer: start by giving up grains."
Amy Kubal presents Big Ol' Pile of 'Shift' Work posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "If you're a slave to the time clock, work crazy hours and want to maximize your health - then this post is for you!"
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Thick Cut Sweet Potato Chips, A Fast, Crispy Snack posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These Crispy, Crunchy, Fast and Simple Sweet Potato Chips are the perfect snack! You'll never guess how easy they are to make! ...and even easier to eat!"
Chris presents How to Choose the Best Chef's Knife for Your Kitchen posted at PrimalPal, saying, "Are you thinking about buying a new chef's knife? It's one of the best purchases we've made in a while. Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect blade. You can also see the chef's knife that we bought."
Rebekah Reddy presents FAQ: Is the 21-Day Sugar Detox safe for kids? posted at The 21-Day Sugar Detox, saying, "In the first of a three-part series, we look at modifying the 21-Day sugar detox for children. Is it safe? And if so, what modifications need to be made?"
Brittanie Duncan presents Paleo Restaurant Guide to Austin, TX posted at Three Diets, One Dinner, saying, "Headed to Austin for PaleoFX 2013? You have to check out this Restaurant Guide to eating Paleo in Austin, Texas!"
Brittanie Duncan presents Paleo Fudge Cake posted at Three Diets, One Dinner, saying, "Dark chocolate paleo fudge cake. Need I say more?"
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: