Liquid Death
Written by Calvin Sun

With the increasing popularity of the Paleo Diet, many people are turning to agave nectar as a sweetener in many of their favorite recipes. It’s understandable to see why people would think of using agave nectar as it doesn’t add any other flavors like many sweeteners and it tastes sweeter than sugar. Unfortunately, it’s not Paleo and it’s definitely not good for you. So imagine my surprise when I was walking through the aisles of my local Costco only to be confronted by a gigantic pallet of agave nectar.

Performing on Paleo
Written by Tino Marini

“Awesome, my waistline is shrinking but I feel so lethargic in workouts and it takes me forever to recover from a heavy squat session.”

Many of you have made the switch to an urban paleo diet – eradicating grains, legumes, dairy products, refined salt, refined sugar, processed oils and also post-workout supplements.  The question, is how has it affected your performance in workouts and recovery after?

Fact is, if you are already pretty lean and just looking to put on some muscle mass or lose that final bit of softness,

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 –

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.

Don’t Drink your Diet Away this Holiday Season!
Written by Courtney Johnson

The holiday season is filled with temptations, starting with all those little snack size candies that are everywhere for Halloween, to the abundance of sweets, cookies, stuffing, and endless other holiday treats that seem to follow us everywhere we go during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The Slim for the Chimney Team Challenge is one of the hardest challenges we’ve ever done, forcing you to resist many of those holiday temptations. Many of you have been great at really sticking to Paleo for this challenge,