Author Archives: Chuck Grimmett

About Chuck Grimmett

Web consultant, photographer, and problem solver. I also cook a lot and am learning to make data visualizations.

Have you kicked your Coke habit yet?

I’m not talking about cocaine, but that tasty soft drink which used to contain it. Back in October, Daily Health Post shared what happens to your body when you drink a Coke. Here is what they reported: In the first … Continue reading

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What’s in a label?

I ran across a series of posts about the “ingredients”of natural products. The idea behind it is simple: If our natural foods had ingredients labels, what would they look like? Here are two products we typically think of as primal: … Continue reading

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Wedding Prep

I’m getting married two months from today. I’ve been a little lax with my primal lifestyle, so it is time to get my body in shape. Here is what I am doing: I cleared out my pantry, 100%. No non-primal foods … Continue reading

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Next week starts week 2 of the 30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge. This week, in addition to everything we did last week, we will cut out refined sugar entirely and put away our bottles of cognac. Depending on how long you’ve been off … Continue reading

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Cravings and Coping

Today is day 4 of the 30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge. The cravings hit me this morning. I was fine Monday-Wednesday, but not today. I want to eat every piece of bread and candy I can find. But I won’t. I’m being … Continue reading

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30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge

Hello! It has been a while, modern-day cavefriends! The last 4 months have taken a toll on me. I haven’t stayed primal and I can tell. My indigestion is back, I don’t have as much energy as I did when … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Unplug for a Day

This weekend, I challenge you to unplug for 24 hours. Don’t check your phone, your email, don’t turn on the TV, and don’t surf the web. Instead, get outside to play, think, read a physical book that has been sitting … Continue reading

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Battling Stress and Sharpening Focus: Unplugging

Part of the primal lifestyle is managing stress in order to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Here is one way I’ve been combating stress recently. I hope it helps! -Chuck — The last week of June and the first … Continue reading

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Eating Cold Water Fish

Last week, while we were eating lunch at the FEE Summer Seminars, John Durant of pulled a can of sardines out of his backpack and began chowing away. When I looked a little surprised, he said, “We all need to … Continue reading

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Weekend Link Roundup

It’s not just how many calories, but what kind, study finds – Kudos to the LA Times for printing this article that challenges the “calories in, calories out” idea. From the article: “the subjects burned more than 300 additional calories on average … Continue reading

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Simple Snacks

Snacking can be difficult any time of the year for those of us trying to live the primal lifestyle. Summer is especially tricky, though, with ice cream, popsicles, and frappucinos on every corner. Fortunately for us, fresh local fruit is in … Continue reading

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When was the last time you watched the sun rise?

Only when I get up early do I realize how much time I actually have in a day.

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Quick Breakfast: Ham and Egg Cups

I keep going back and forth about eating breakfast. For the past 6 months, I would skip breakfast at least 6 out of 7 days and keep my meals in a 7-8 hour window, fasting for 16-17 hours until lunch … Continue reading

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New Reading Material

Number 4 on the list of 7 principles that we challenge people to do for a month is “Learn a little bit about health every day.” In the spirit of education, I just picked up “It Starts With Food” by … Continue reading

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7 Day Challenge – Log Your Food

Inspired by Bridget’s recent post, I began logging my food a few days ago. This has been a useful tool in keeping me on track with staying primal during these cravings. Since there seems to be a few of us … Continue reading

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