Here are a couple of pictures of the lovely Meesus TTP.  Even though she’s only recently become a “full-on” convert, she has done what most people who end up converting to the TTP lifestyle do: she’s come on a step here, a step there, and finally embraced the idea fully.  I think I’ve finally got her diet spot-on; now if I can just get her to start throwing some serious iron around 🙂 But hey, that’s me — always pushing for more.

Meesus TTP.  Pretty dang tough for 40……ish, huh?


And she’s a fabulous cook as well.  Which, if nothing else, is a testament to my bull-headed discipline, as Italian is one of her specialties.  She can really whip-up some Paleo/TTP fare like nobody’s business, though!


This isn’t a SlimFast, or a Jenny Craig body, that’s for sure.  She eats when she feels like it, and she eats her fill of real food.  No starving, no scales, no calorie-counting, no “meal log” madness.  I mean, really — what kind of “lifestyle” is that anyway?

We’ll get her to guest post here on TTP soon — maybe she can provide some “newbie” insight (and probably tell you  a lot more than you ever wanted to hear about the ridiculously dedicated and insane, moi), but I feel comfortable speaking this much for her now — as good as she currently feels, she wonders why she didn’t jump fully on board the TTP lifestyle much sooner.

And here’s a link to her modeling web site.  Now I’m sure you won’t be the least bit surprised at me saying this, but I think all models would do well to follow Meesus TTP’s Paleo lead.  Eating like a bird (amongst a host of other terrible “tricks”) to retain a svelte figure, is absolutely ridiculous, not to mention unhealthy and totally unnecessary.

In Health,


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Keith Norris is a former standout athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of in-the-trenches experience. As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is an owner, co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x) . As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise. He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice.


  1. I’m over 200 pounds right now and started low-carbing on Jan. 1. People’s response to this is amazing. I’m not taking responsibility for my health unless I go on a diet, but if I low-carb, I’m “learning bad habits.” Oh, like starving yourself and throwing all your hormones out of whack and destroying your skin and hair from not enough fat intake is a *good* habit? Sheesh.

    I guess I am straddling the line between regular LCing and paleo, as I find I don’t react well to most processed wheat products, even LC ones. I found a fabulous recipe for pancakes that’s nothing but egg, almond flour, butter, and yogurt, and my favorite pizza crust is made with cauliflower and cheese. I know dairy is not strictly paleo, but I also know that the high-bodyfat animals paleolithic people used to hunt are more or less all gone, so I see dairy as a way to get that extra fat, although I prefer fermented over not–it eats up the lactose and makes the fat and casein more digestible.

    I hope to look even close to what your wife looks like in another year or so, although a brunette version. 🙂

    • Dana,
      I have no doubt what-so-ever that you’ll reach your weight goal with a Paleo-like lifestyle. It’s a bit tough going at the onset — overcoming the carb Jones can be tough for some — hang with it, though, and you’ll reap untold benefits. Feel free to ask any questions you like along the way. We have a FaceBook group as well (theory to practice group) that’s small but steadily growing. I envision it eventually being a great place to meet friends and trade ideas.

      Welcome to the lifestyle, Dana — glad to have you on board!

  2. You lucky dog you! 🙂 Wondering if you might want to get together via gmail chat or something. I would like to pick your brain about starting a blog. Only if you feel like it, and only if you have the time. You must be busy man, acting like a caveman and driving your model wife around. 🙂

    • Thanks for the good words, guys. And yeah, no one should be saddled with my fashion sense 🙂

      Marc – I think the ladders you speak of are more of a psychological twist than anything inherently helpful to bettering the physiology. Just remember, the body only responds to effort and does not need novelty for novelty’s sake. The mind, on the other hand, sometimes need to be stimulated in different ways so as to not become bored. If ladders are the trick you employ to keep the mind involved, then there’s no harm done (just not any added “good” either). Physiologically, though, I can think of nothing special to attribute to them.

      BC – Yup, so easy, even a caveman can do it. Catch me on FaceBook sometime — we can chat a bit there, if you like. BTW, I’ve got an ETA of tomorrow AM for the “endurance” post.

  3. Dana,
    I’d love to get that recipe for pancakes from you. Keith has asked me about the cauliflower pizza possibility so I’m looking at those. Any recipes you’d like to share, I’d love to have them. I am a food writer and gourmet cook so any unconventional recipes for normal non-Paleo eats would be great!

    Dana Michelle

  4. Smokin’ hot! I am doing the same thing… no counting or weighing or obsessive over how much I’m eating and I’m down in single digit jeans again. Soon it will be time for my leather and suede skirts to come back out of the closet… it’s been so long they maybe actually come back in style! But I will be needing some boots though!

    I just went full-on paleo at some point. It’s so weird to eat at someone else’s house when they think whole grains and some spreadable butter/canola oil mixture is “healthy.” I just focused on the ribs they had slow-cooked, which were really great… not too much BBQ sauce, and very tender and meaty.

    Does the Meesus like kettlebells or medicine balls? Once you have a real good workout with those you will never want to go back to girlie Pilates. Carrying the medicine ball overhead while running sprints (or even walking) will get the arms in super shape. The results will get you past the point where you dread them.

    Thanks for the motivational post.


    • Welcome back from the holiday exile, TrailGrrl!

      Let’s just say that Meesus TTP is not a “self starter” when it comes to working out 🙂 Which, for her is fine, since roughly (gauging from my empirical evidence) 80% of the positive bodily recomposition results come from diet alone. The remaining 20% (via intense workouts) is mere “polishing”. Health-wise, though, is were I feel working out is the biggest aid.


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