Sarah says it was an incredible experience. The location, 1440 Multiversity, was amazing. They were steps from a redwood forest! The food was incredible - tons of vegetables, delicious coffee, plenty to eat. The presentation stage was gorgeous.
Good news! Sarah will be doing another retreat next year so if you missed out, stay tuned for more on that.
Participants were able to take advantage of free classes like yoga and tai chi between Sarah's lectures.
And Sarah says the people were the best part. It's so special to connect with her community and see them connecting with each other.
Attendees had 3 major highlights:
1. The new info Sarah presented (a lot of which isn't even on her blog)
2. Being able to go somewhere and eat 100% AIP food
3. The community and connections that were made
Sarah can sum it up in one word: "Profound"
(14:50) Sarah's top 3 picks for information nuggets
If you wished you were there, Sarah had a film crew record all the sessions which means a virtual version of the workshop will be available for purchase on her website! Keep an eye out for that in the next couple weeks.
1. Sarah did a deep dive into gut microbiome health. Most of this info hasn't been shared anywhere yet. The one that got the cheers was dark chocolate! The polyphenols in cacao support the growth of good bacteria and inhibit the bad.
2. Sarah did a presentation on healthy weight loss and maintenance. Here are the major takeaways:
Eat at a modest caloric deficit
Get 30% of calories from protein, 30-40% carbs, and 30-40% healthy fats
Lots of vegetables and fiber
Lots of sleep
Dial in Vitamin D status
Exercise - even just get a getting a walk is one of the best appetite regulators
Distracted eating: if you eat while in front of a screen, you'll eat more and you'll eat more later in the day. Family meals or eating socially don't qualify as distracted eating.
3. The overall arch of the presentations:
History of nutrition science
Impact of scientific studies and how to understand them
Foundations of health (diet and lifestyle)
Modifying the foundations for different chronic diseases
Healthy weight loss
The problem with fad diets and how to troubleshoot
How our health choices translate to the environment and global sustainability
(25:20) Wrap up
Stacy reunited with her local paleo community this weekend!
Russ Crandall, from The Domestic Man, has a new book coming out which Stacy is very excited for! Keep an eye out for that!
Regarding chocolate, the benefits are in the cacao so the higher the chocolate percentage the better.
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