Real Life Changes – Lori’s Story “Small Tweaks Matter… Go Paleo”

Diane Sanfilippo Featured, Lifestyle & Mindset, Testimonial, Weight Loss 2 Comments

This is a recent testimonial from one of my clients, Lori, who lives in Ohio. When Lori first came to me, she was still eating along the lines of what many consider to be Conventional Wisdom (CW) around what is healthy food: low fat and whole grains. She had already begun to make shifts towards Paleo, but was certainly experiencing …

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The Dish on Sugar & Sweeteners

Diane Sanfilippo Sugar & Sweeteners 55 Comments

(note: I originally published this post last year but somehow the formatting got really fouled up in the blog transition so I had to re-publish it… here you go!) I get a TON of questions about sugar and sweeteners. Most people just want to know which are okay to eat and which are bad. But, of course, I can’t just …

What the heck can I do with coconut butter?!

Diane Sanfilippo Food & Recipes 32 Comments

Coconut butter (sometimes called Coconut Cream Concentrate) is a great snack to reach for when you want something sweet to eat or just for an energy boost. It’s a good source of lauric acid which, according to Mary Enig and Sally Fallon on page 48 of their book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat,” is “a proven antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal agent that’s …

Canola Oil May Be “Paleo Diet” Approved, But I Won’t Eat It

Diane Sanfilippo FAQs, Fats and Oils 26 Comments

(11/1/11┬áNote: The revised version of Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet no longer promotes canola oil as healthy, but at the time of this post’s original publication, the version of The Paleo Diet that I purchased was pro-canola oil.) I have been saying I should blog about this topic for months now, so here it goes. I’m keeping it pretty short …

5 Things to Love About Coconut Oil

Diane Sanfilippo Food & Recipes, Most Popular 8 Comments

I really, really, really love coconut oil. Organic, virgin, unrefined coconut oil. I buy coconut oil all the time. This week, I was lucky enough to receive a sample of Tropical Traditions brand Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil. I also recently received my order for their Coconut Creme Concentrate as well! I’m in love with that stuff…but more on …

Are You a “Non-Food” Eater?

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils 4 Comments

A few of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by calling foods “non-foods” in my last posting. Here are some requirements to consider before calling something a food. It looks like it does when it’s picked/harvested or pronounced dead in it’s original form. OR if I can make it in my own kitchen from it’s original form …

What’s on My Plate, 4/5/09

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Brekkie: 2 hard boiled organic eggs with Real Salt & organic chipotle haba├▒ero hot sauce 1 fuji apple coffee with coconut milk & stevia (yes, I caved! wanted to have it pre-workout!) Lunch: 2 cups of kale/carrot/avocado salad (recipe to follow in another post!) 1 organic chicken thigh (for the recipe, click here!) strawberries for dessert! water

Oils, Fats & Why to Avoid Canola Oil

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils, Food & Recipes 6 Comments

Ok, I know this may seem overwhelming, but take a few minutes to read some of this. And feel free to reply with your thoughts or additional insights for me to share with others. Most of you already use olive oil mainly, I know, but be aware that the best overall are the following: Organic Olive Oil- uses: low heat …