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Laura P.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
My perspective on health and fitness, sharing informaiton on the Paleo diet, how its transformed my life. Sharing my training, ideas on how to train for running, triathlon, and Crossfit.
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70.3 or Bust! by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This weekend I'm heading to Miami for the Miami 70.3 Half Ironman race - I signed up the day BEFORE the Pocono Mountains 70.3 race after learning that the swim was can ... Read on »
AC International Triathlon by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This weekend marked my second to last triathlon for the year...getting me ready for my big athletic endeavor this year (and ever), the Poconos 70.3 Half Ironman which is fas ... Read on »
Almost Race Day by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Race day is tomorrow and everyone that is registered is anxiously watching the weather for rain.  The race sent an official Swim Update email on Thursday,  and posted on the ... Read on »
Another Option for a 30 Day Contest by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a different twist on a clean food challenge? Mark Sission (from Mark's Daily Apple) announced today the start of his 30 day Primal Challenge - this is similar t ... Read on »
Are you sensitive to gluten? by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the foods that I choose to exclude from my diet are grains, primarily because they contain "anti-nutrients" which your body reacts negatively to when you consume th ... Read on »
Attention Walmart Shoppers by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Attention Walmart Shoppers, Walmart has partnered with the First Lady, Michelle Obama and is announcing a campaign to cut the amount of sodium, sugar and trans fats fro ... Read on »
Balancing Paleo by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How long have you been eating a Paleo or Primal Diet?  How strict do you adhere to it?  Lately many people around me - friends, colleagues, and family - are experimenting wi ... Read on »
Cleaning out your pantry by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Its approaching that time of year again when you start to see charities collect food for families in need for the upcoming holidays.  This year, I suggest you take a lo ... Read on »
Crossfit Level 1 Certified by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend I attended the Crossfit Level 1 Cert course, which was conveniently (for me) hosted by my local Crossfit Gym, Crossfit KoP.   It was 2 full days of lea ... Read on »
Did you know... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did you know that sugar is proven to be as addictive as crack? And that as native populations are westrnized the increase of western diseases rises (cardiovascula ... Read on »
Did you know... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did you know that eating Paleo improves your overall health including your teeth? At my latest dentist appointment the hygienist told me that my teeth and gums look healthi ... Read on »
Did you know... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eating grains, legumes, and dairy cause inflammation in your body because your body actually identifies portions of them as foreign? You can reduce inflammation by removing ... Read on »
Eating fat doesn't make you FAT by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Contrary to popular belief, eating fat doesn't make you fat.  The current nutritional buzz is focused on eating low fat foods, for every full fat food there seems to be a ... Read on »
Fight Inflammation Naturally by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've spoken before about the importance of managing inflammation in your body, through eating whole foods: vegetables, meats, seafood, fruits, some nuts and seeds. You w ... Read on »
Fitness minus the Sugar with Jennifer Fugo by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Check out my interview with fellow health coach Jennifer Fugo about how to work out and train, without relying on sugar in her piece Fitness minus the Sugar . Jennifer lead ... Read on »
Food as Medicine by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The idea of food as medicine has been around since ancient times, its funny how today we've completely disassociated the idea that food makes you feel good or bad, and ... Read on »
Fructose, the not so innocent sugar by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've talked previously on the blog about sugar and how your body processes it.  Now I want to cover why Fructose, a specific type of sugar is particularly bad for you.  T ... Read on »
Getting Better Faster by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As an athlete that is training for running a race, competing in a triathalon, competing at a Crossfit competion or just trying to be better at whatever other sports yo ... Read on »
Getting rid of sandwhiches... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Jennifer Fugo at Evolving Well wrote a great blog post called Death to the Sandwhich  that I think is incredibly relevant to the readers of my blog as well.  Check out ... Read on »
Going Against the Grain by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the past year I have discovered that "common knowledge" and "conventional wisdom" on food, nutrition, and fitness often steers us in the wrong direction and the things ... Read on »