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Mike Borassi, Private Chef, 65 years old

Mike Week 11: Convinced About Paleo

Finally after two weeks home I am back to normal and eating in my opinion the correct way our bodies are genetically programmed too. On the road I went off and even broke down and went a little crazy of eating crap. Now the urges to eat sugar and glutenous foods is gone again as […]

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Mike Week 10: Back on Track

I am finally back home and have never been so happy to be back. It has been a grueling trip emotionally and physically. I not only had to deal with my mother who is 95 but I also had to help two friends make life changing decisions. It began flying from L.A. to N.Y. then […]

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Mike Week 8: On the Road

I landed Sunday for N.Y. and have left for R.I. Some guy was sneezing on the plane two seats over from me and I said to myself” I hope I don’t get this guys cold”. Well Monday morning I got the tickle in my throat and that feeling of  ”CRAP I’m getting sick” so I […]

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Mike Week 7: Slow and Steady

Wow, seven weeks  have gone by already. all relative again, now it seems fast but few weeks ago it was dragging. I lost 2 pounds this week. Not great but still a loss and I am down to 247 and closer to my target weight of 225 by the end of the year. I thought […]

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Mike Week 6: Haven’t Been This Weight in Years

So another week gone by in this lifestyle. I`m not  saying diet anymore because the word diet is so negative and denotes a regime that we go through and inevitably for most of us ends in failure, depression, remorse, and even more weight gain than when we started. So I am on the Paleo/ caveman/ancestral […]

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Mike Week 5: Noticing the Fffort and Feeling the Fffects

Ok. it’s been over a month and I am definitely feeling the effects of the Paleo lifestyle. I don`t want to say diet anymore because it denotes something that is temporary, a quick fix to loose weight. This is however a change in the way I`m living and giving my body the food that it […]

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Mike Week 4: Time Slows Down

Being disciplined takes time and determination. As I enter week four the relativity of time becomes more apparent than ever. Four weeks sounds like a long time but it seems that on a daily basis it feels like an eternity. Each day I try to approach in a series of a segmented day. Just have […]

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Mike Week 3: The Dreaded Plateau

Well it came sooner than I expected, but this week I hit the Dreaded Plateau of very little weight loss. In fact, I only lost 1 measly pound ( I am at 260 even). I really wanted to break under the 260 mark but not this week. I was religious with my routine of workouts […]

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Mike Week 2: Mentally Adjusting to a New Way of Eating

Well, as each day/week goes by, I am becoming more and more well-versed in the Paleo diet. Avoiding — no, eliminating — grains, rice, potatoes, beans, corn, legumes and processed foods of any kind really does take away a lot of choices that you were used to having when it was time to eat. Again, to […]

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Mike Week 1: Adjusting to Paleo Diet

My name Is Mike Borassi and I was on the show “Survivor” three years ago. I made to the show in Brazil but at the last minute I was medically bumped off for being overweight and high blood pressure (175/ 95). I thought I was done, but I lost weight and had a jaw operation […]

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