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FAQs: What are safe cooking fats & oils?

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Updated 6/10/14 What are the best fats or oils to use for cooking? First and foremost let me remind you that there are a few different reasons why you will want to avoid certain fats and oils for cooking, mainly seed oils. 1. Saturated fats are more stable than unsaturated fats. Quite literally, the chemical structure of saturated fats will not …

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FAQ: What can I do about sugar and carb cravings?

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, FAQs, Most Popular 2 Comments

I get asked this all the time, especially when people are doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox or are new to Paleo: “What can I do about sugar and carb cravings?”  Before we go any further, know that I can help you with this! There are steps that you can take to break free from this cycle and bust those sugar …

FAQs: All about The 21-Day Sugar Detox COOKBOOK

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook officially released – and I know you all have questions, so I’ll do my best to answer them here! Before I get into these questions about the COOKBOOK, make sure you also check out the FAQs All about The 21-Day Sugar Detox which addresses the guide book contents as well as the differences between the 21DSD …

FAQ: All about the 21 Day Sugar Detox

FAQs: All about The 21-Day Sugar Detox book

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, FAQs 5 Comments

With the release of The 21-Day Sugar Detox book happening today, I figured it was a good time to give everyone a one-stop shop for the FAQs I’ve been getting about it! Here you go! I’ll add parts to this if I get a lot more questions, perhaps about the program itself next – though I did cover a TON of …

FAQ: All about the 21 Day Sugar Detox

FAQs about The 21-Day Sugar Detox – in print and the online program

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Books, Events, & Programs, FAQs, Featured 1 Comment

I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I originally published The 21-Day Sugar Detox as an eBook. Since April 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has helped thousands of people to bust their sugar and carb cravings naturally. The whole-foods based approach to making dietary and lifestyle habits has proven effective again and again – and the program now …

My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing

Diane Sanfilippo FAQs, Food & Recipes, Most Popular, Nutrition Myths, Real Food 101 27 Comments

Those of you who follow my blog and listen to my podcasts know that I am not particularly dogmatic about what is “allowed” and “not allowed” on a Paleo/Primal/Real Foods type of diet. My approach is to help you understand how food should work in your body and empower you to choose foods that provide optimal, nutrient-dense fuel for your body.  …

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

Diane Sanfilippo Athletic Performance & Athletes, FAQs, Most Popular 82 Comments

The short answer: protein powders aren’t food. And by now you know how I feel about the fact that we should be chewing and eating food. But sometimes, there are exceptions to even my own “rules.” So, I’ll bend just a little here. Some folks may be “qualified” to consume protein in a non-food/powdered form. 1. Those interested in mass-gain …

FAQs: What is Paleo?

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“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, but the name is actually less important than the power of the overall approach. While the term “Paleo” has gained traction in the mainstream media and on bookstore shelves everywhere due to the improved health of those who follow the lifestyle, you could call it “Primal,” “Grain-Free,” “Real Food,” “Whole Food,” “Nutrient-Dense,” or “Ancestral.” Whatever …

Introducing The 21-Day Sugar Detox – IN PRINT!

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Books, Events, & Programs, FAQs, Featured 16 Comments

I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I originally published The 21-Day Sugar Detox as an eBook. Since April 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has helped thousands of people to bust their sugar and carb cravings naturally. The whole-foods based approach to making dietary and lifestyle habits has proven effective again and again – and the program now …

FAQs: How can I eat Paleo without a gallbladder?

Diane Sanfilippo 30 Day Meal Plan, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Digestion, FAQs, Featured, Health & Wellness, Troubleshooting 37 Comments

My maternal grandmother, who many of you read about in my book, has no gallbladder. My father has no gallbladder. I’ve said it many times over, when I talk about my background and motivation to study and teach nutrition, that I live and eat in a way to do the best I can to prevent not only ailments like cancer …