1. Paleo Plan | Portland Food Photography

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    I recently had the opportunity to work with Jason Glaspey (of Pie). We spent an afternoon in W+K‘s gorgeous kitchen shooting produce, raw meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, spices… to create a photo library for his website Paleo Plan.

    If you aren’t familiar with Paleo, check out this book: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf

    If you ARE familiar, check out Paleo Plan — it’s an invaluable resource for your lifestyle.


  2. 365 Days To A New Me, 365 Days Later

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    Ana has completed her 365 day program of no gluten, no sugar and no cheese. She’s now tackling the transition to a Slow Carb, 4 Hour Body lifestyle… And I think she is loving it! Her body obviously is — look at the changes!!

    I’ll post a reference photo from our last session together, Ana is making incredible progress. Keep it up Ana!

    (For reference, her full body shots from our last session in January)

    (Even more reference: the “Before” photos at the very beginning of her 365 Days To A New Me journey)


  3. 4HB Slow Carb Diet | Fighting The Flu

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    Chris came home from work around noon yesterday — something he does NOT do. His throat was killing him, glands were swollen and he was en fuego warm. His temp has been running 101 – 102 since then (when the Tylenol wears off). He’s gathering as much fit-full sleep on the couch as the dogs will allow.

    Poor guy. When he gets ill he get hit hard. He lost an additional 4lb while being HEALTHY last week, I am sure that this bout will take him (unwillingly) far past his desired low-weight.

    This time around it’s a challenge to take care of him! Normally it’d be canned chicken noodle soup, crackers and OJ up the wahzoo. I’m adjusting my “Take Care” mode to accommodate the dietary changes we have committed to. Hopefully they will help him get stronger even faster… because, you know, they’re better for him.

    So far I’ve made lots of Chamomile tea and have only given him 5oz of OJ (per his request). Breakfast was skipped (though I consumed my normal eggs/lentils/spinach/black coffee) and lunch is a delicious home made chicken and veggie soup. Recipe below.

    4 cups free range organic low sodium chicken broth
    1 cup organic low sodium portobello mushroom broth
    4 chicken thighs
    1 carrot
    1/2 medium onion
    1 stick celery
    1/2lb broccolini
    5 crimini mushrooms
    salt and pepper to taste

    Throw a table soon of olive oil into a saute pan and cook the chicken through. While the chicken cooks separately, throw another table soon of olive oil into a dutch oven or large pot. Toss in onion and carrot, cook until tender and slightly brown. Add broccolini, celery, mushroom, let cook for 4 minutes or so. Around now the chicken should be cooked through. Remove from pan and rip apart (shred or chop), toss into dutch oven. Add broth. Let simmer for as long as you’d like.

    Boom.

    Category: 4 Hour Body

  4. 4HB Slow-Carb Diet | Week 4

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    Week 4 has come to a close… Chris and I are both weighing in at the same as we have since week 2 (168 and 105 respectively), and my measurements have stayed the same. Chris is down half an inch in his chest and one more inch in his waist. Not bad!

    I feel its also worth mentioning (for anyone else interested in doing this diet) that I’ve had to invest in a pregnancy-strength stretch mark skin toning oil… There has been that much re-composition.

    Below are a few recipes that we’ve enjoyed this week — recipes in accordance with the diet and a couple of ideas for your cheat day. Enjoy.

    Turkey Chili
    1lb ground turkey
    2 handfuls crimini mushrooms
    2 medium carrots
    1 medium onion
    15oz pureed tomatoes
    2 cups water
    2 medium tomatoes
    1 red pepper
    1 shallot
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    8oz can kidney beans
    8oz can garbanzo beans
    8oz can pinto beans
    (I also threw in half a zuccini and summer squash)

    In a large pot or dutch oven, brown the turkey. When cooked threw throw in the onion, carrot, red pepper, shallot, until cooked threw. Add beans, tomatoes and water. Cook for up to 3 hours or until desire consistency is reached. Salt and cayenne pepper to taste.

    Tuscan White Bean soup and giant salad with turkey. Both from New Seasons, but I’m going to put together a Tuscan Bean soup this week.

    Chilean Sea Bass, Pinto Beans and Collard Greens with artichoke
    Saute the Sea Bass with a sprinkling of Herbs de Provance and salt.

    Place collard greens into pan with pinto beans and pancetta. Cook through.

    Steam artichoke for 45 minutes, serve with side of olive oil and minced garlic.

    Steak tacocs, refried beans, mixed veggies served on Lettuce shells. Pretty self explanatory :)

    Below are Cheat Day foods — recipe for home made peanut butter cups follows the photos. Make them. They were unbelievably delicious.

    (Belmont LOVES pancetta)

    * 3 cups chocolate
    * 1 cup peanut butter
    * 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
    * 1/4 cup graham crackers, crushed
    * 1 teaspoon sea salt

    Full recipe and instructions

    Category: 4 Hour Body