Why You Should Buy Grassfed Beef
Written by John Franklin

Meat is a main staple of the paleo diet, because eating meat is essential for optimal health. Unfortunately, not all meat is created equal; we must consider quality, especially when buying beef.

Americans eat more cow than any other animal. The average American eats close to 70 lbs of cow every year, yet only a fraction of a percent of all meat consumed is organic and grass fed. Why does this matter? Cows were designed to eat grass. Commercially raised cows are fed grains –

Catching up with Invictus Member JoJo Rossi
Interview by Nichole DeHart

Nichole: Jojo, tell me a little about yourself and your background.

JoJo: My husband Aaron and I have 2 young children- Giulia is 5 years old and Enzo is 3 years old. I am the Pastry Chef for a local restaurant group. Growing up I wasn’t very athletic. This is really the first time in my life I have actively worked out. I’ve battled my weight my whole life so it has been nice that Crossfit just clicked for me.

The (Not So) Skinny on Diet Sodas
Written by Invictus Member Theo Bercot

I admit it. I love Coke Zero. The carbonation, the taste (close to regular Coke!), even the sound as it’s poured over ice all make for a refreshing drink. The best part? As its name implies, ZERO calories! Zero calories equal zero consequences, right? Heck no! Diet sodas have long been thought to contribute to weight gain and now there is scientific evidence to support this theory. But how exactly can diet sodas make us fat? Two studies presented last year in San Diego at the American Diabetes Association meeting shed some light on this.

Quick and Easy Carnitas Lunch or Dinner
Written by Courtney Johnson

The other day I was faced with a dilemma many of us often encounter; I was hungry but didn’t want to go out and get lunch. I was left to see what the contents of my fridge had to offer. Now normally my fridge is packed with meals I have prepared ahead of time and divided into smaller glassware containers. However, this was lunch on Sunday, before I had a chance to go grocery shopping and before I had done my weekly meal prep.

Five Ways to Stay Motivated
Written by Nichole DeHart

It has been 4 weeks since the start of the Challenge and I am already hearing some incredible testimonials from many of our Slim for the Chimney contestants! You have all started off with a great bang in your commitment to health and have been on a forward roll. It is important to keep that forward momentum the next few weeks to ensure you get the most out of this 8-week challenge. You have already done the hardest part, which is to make a public declaration of your resolution.