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What Is The Perfect Diet?

By melanieavalon / January 7, 2017

Is the perfect diet low carb or high carb? Low fat or high fat? What do centenarians eat? How do genetics and our immune system factor in? Is there even a perfect diet?

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What 247 Prisoners Requested For Their Last Meal

By melanieavalon / March 8, 2016

Last week¬†in,¬†Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Your Last Supper Fantasy,¬†I¬†wrote¬†(dreamed) about what I’d have for my last supper – which basically amounted to a LOT of Pillsbury goodies and cheese. But why read that, when you can read¬†Death row nutrition. Curious conclusions of last meals¬†–¬†an entire¬†catalogue¬†comparing the composition of 247¬†actual¬†last meal requests from executed […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Your Last Supper Fantasy

By melanieavalon / February 29, 2016

Who doesn’t love the random questions game? That thing you do with your bored friend, family member, or potential love interest, typically on a scale of¬†“What’s your favorite color?” to “What’s your deepest, darkest secret?” And somewhere in the middle lands, “If you only had one meal left, what would you eat?” When this comes […]

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2015 Reflections: Is Anything Certain?

By melanieavalon / January 1, 2016

2015 was an amazing year in my health and fitness journey. I think the best day was the moment¬†The What When Wine Diet¬†hit #1 for all Paleo books on Amazon. I almost cried. Beyond that,¬†I connected with so many people through the¬†book and blog, and am so motivated to continue research and writing. I’m about […]

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My Current Food Obsessions

By melanieavalon / December 6, 2015

I’m an obsessive girl. Moderation was¬†never¬†in the playing cards for me. In true Scorpio fashion, I hear a little fact or sense the inkling of a feeling, and run with it like there’s no tomorrow. This is a reason I’m (personally) pretty legalistic in my diet. Because for me, it’s all or none. If I […]

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On Birthday Cake Declination And Fruit Consideration

By melanieavalon / November 9, 2015

CAKE It’s been 6 years in the making, but I believe this may be the first birthday completely free of cake temptation. Every prior birthday/ celebration/ etc. I’ve always battled a¬†slight¬†inkling of, “Oh maybe I¬†should¬†indulge on this¬†special¬†occasion.” #Funfetti But at this point, what I eat normally tastes just as fantastic as cake. Seriously. With Paleo […]

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I Broke Up With Zyrtec.. And It Feels AWESOME

By melanieavalon / November 6, 2015

Confession. Despite my overwhelming Paleo-ness, hollers of holistic health, and persistent proclamations that many modern pills simply perpetuate problems, I was nevertheless engaging in a clandestine relationship with an illicit pill. Yep, we’re talking anti-histamines. And like any failed romance, saying goodbye to Zyrtec was hard to do… but totally worth it! THE EARLY YEARS […]

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How to Lose Post-Pregnancy Pounds (Which Are A Good Thing!)

By melanieavalon / September 21, 2015

I wrote the following article for a¬†guest post¬†and book giveaway at The Practically Perfect Baby website. (PracticallyPerfectBaby.com) The site is an awesome resource for new parenting tips and tricks, and I’m honored to partner with them!   Pregnancy is a beautiful testimony to how eating, storing, and using fat, are necessary and natural processes promoting […]

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