Gelatin: Not for Post-Workout Recovery

Gelatin is not a good protein choice for post-workout recovery. Now, let me note, gelatin is great for some things (click here to read), but I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately: bloggers recommending gelatin as a source of post-workout protein. This is not only misguided, it’s just straight up wrong. Yes, gelatin has amino acids, read more…

Paleo Zucchini Frittata Guest Post

Paleo Zucchini Frittata is one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts, perfect for busy folks and athletes. You can make up a batch ahead of time, slice it when it cools and take it with you for post-workout or just along for the ride to work. I created this recipe specifically for Breaking Muscle, sohead on read more…

Blueberry Jalapeño Salsa by A Dash of Meg

Please welcome today’s guest blogger Meg, founder of the popular blog A Dash of Meg. I first met Meg on Instagram and have followed her journey as she’s learned how to properly fuel her body for health and strength. Meg even recently did a Whole30 and posted up lots of tasty eats along the way. read more…

Paleo Confused? 3 Steps to Help You Get Clear

Paleo confused? Not sure how to navigate this ever-expanding world of grain- and dairy-free eating? I don’t blame you. This post will give you 3 easy-to-follow steps to get clear about what really matters. Back in 2010 when I first “went Paleo”, I was wide-eyed and intent on following all the rules—admittedly without knowing the read more…

Too Busy to Cook? How to Unlock More Time!

Steph’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about your time and your health brought to you by my guest blogger Justin of Limitless365. (Click here to read Part 1.) Justin brings his expertise as a one-on-one health coach to you here, and his philosophy on life, training and nutrition really jive with mine. read more…

Faster Recovery: Does This Product Deliver?

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m not huge into supplements. It’s my belief that most athletes need a solid base of nutrition from whole, nutrient-dense foods with thoughtful pre- or post-workout refueling strategies, and perhaps—if the circumstances warrant it—smart supplementation. If you’re a casual athlete without competitive aspirations, a read more…

Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats: How to Tell the Difference

Healthy fats vs. unhealthy fats…how does one tell the difference? Not all fats and oils are created equal, and there are distinct advantages to including some while excluding others based on myriad factors: biochemistry, nutrient-density, sustainability / ethical sourcing and more. This tutorial explains some basic fat chemistry and give you the tools for selecting high-quality, read more…

4 Steps to Find More Time for Your Health

Steph’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about your time and your health brought to you by my guest blogger Justin of Limitless365. Justin brings his expertise as a one-on-one health coach to you here, and his philosophy on life, training and nutrition really jive with mine. Make sure to check out read more…

Tasty Taco Salad by Living Loving Paleo

Please welcome Kristen, my guest blogger and a special friend of mine, to the blog. I’ve come to know Kristen through her Instagram, and her story of sickness to wellness so touched my heart that I knew I had to share it on the blog. (Click here to read it, then come right back!) Kristen’s passion read more…

I Love Bacon Granola

I <3 Bacon Granola. There, I said it. Nobody makes maple bacon granola like my friend Claudette from Cavegirl Confections. Crunchy roasted nuts, a hint of sweetness from real maple syrup and of course, the savory awesomeness of crispy bacon pieces. I’m not Paleo perfect with my nutrition, and I do like the occasional small read more…

Get This Book: Eat the Yolks

Conventional nutrition wisdom, it’s about time you took a hike. There’s so much about the way we eat that’s come to be revered as unequivocal fact—like, cholesterol gives you heart disease—when in fact, it’s been perpetuated by misleading (and misinterpreted) scientific studies and plain ol’ misinformation. As Liz Wolfe puts it in her new book read more…

The Problem with Macros

When it comes to the quest for healthier eating, there are two ways to approach things: quality and quantity, and what’s become abundantly clear to me in this Paleo world is that we have a problem with macros. And blocks. And points. And whatever other made-up-system is used to count and measure food. The problem read more…