About

The Mission

As recent high school graduates, we have seen a lot of kids struggle with nutrition and fitness over our years at school. An idea came to our minds to create a website where kids who are on their way to, or are already in college could find great information on health, nutrition and functional fitness. Being students ourselves, we are extremely excited to be able to write about health. A lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to college (see “freshman 15″). We are also excited to post about how students can effect their overall well being through fitness. If you want to get in, or stay in great shape throughout college, despite the challenges you may face, you have come to the right place!

While this is an opportunity for us to reach out to college students, this site can easily be adopted as a health resource for people of all ages. This site can help you find important sources and information that will help you change your life for the better.

the Writers:

Josh Singer 

Hey everyone! I’m Josh Singer and I went Primal back a little over a year ago and let me tell you now—it was the best decision I’ve made in my life thus far. In middle and the beginning of high school I was a husky kid; not necessarily fat, but kinda chubby, due to my terrible eating habits. My parents would cook great food for me at home, but in the cafeteria at school or for snacking, I would eat whatever junk I could get my hands on. After discovering the Primal/Paleo lifestyle and implementing it into my daily routine, I feel more awake, functional, and full of energy. I realized that in order to fuel my body properly, I would need to eat a much more clean diet. After doing so for a year now, I look great, feel great, and can see my performance improve day-by-day on the baseball field with Primality to thank. I will be attending Dickinson College in the the fall of 2012 and am more excited than ever to set a Primal example in college!

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Max Ungar

Hello, my name is Max Ungar and I have been following a Paleolithic/Caveman style diet for about 1 year now and it has completely changed my life. Before I started the diet, I was around 225 at 6’0 and 16 years old. After a couple of months on the diet, I was down to 195 and after a few more months I was 6’2 195 lbs. Not to mention I felt better, and was performing better athletically. I am a health nut. I believe in healthy lifestyles, paleo eating, crossfit, happiness, living life one step at a time, family, expecting nothing, and experiencing everything. Hopefully this blog will help you delve into the life of a paleolithic diet and keep it through tough, busy times such as college, parenting, or just life.

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Have questions for us? About us? Feel free to shoot us an email at cavemancollege@gmail.com

 

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Disclaimer: Neither of us are professionals, so take what we say with a grain of salt. If you have questions or concerns about anything on Caveman College, you should immediately raise them with a qualified physician. We are only trying to provide a place for students and others to find information which is already available through research on the internet. If we can figure these things out, so can you guys. So please, always talk to a qualified physician about anything you read on this site in order to avoid bodily harm or permanent damage to yourself or others.

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20 Responses

  1. Chelsea
    Chelsea July 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm | | Reply

    Super excited about your new blog, I was thinking about starting my own as well…but yours fits the bill. As a fellow university student, I love that there are other younger people beginning on this journey. Congrats guys, and I look forward to future postings. Feel free to contact me anytime.

    1. Max Ungar
      Max Ungar July 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Chelsea! When did you start your primal journey?

      1. Chelsea
        Chelsea July 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm | | Reply

        Max,

        Over a year ago. I found out I had a gluten allergy and it just avalanched from there. I’m really loving it, from a vegetarian/vegan/rawfoodist who ran multiple miles a day to a Tabata sprint loving primal girl…can’t get any better!

        1. Max Ungar
          Max Ungar July 21, 2012 at 1:15 am | | Reply

          Sounds like an awesome story chelsea! If you would like to write a primal testimony, we would love to hear your story! Shoot us an email at cavemancollege.com!!

  2. Zoey Dietz
    Zoey Dietz July 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm | | Reply

    Wow, I just want to say I am really impressed with what you guys have done with this website so far! I am currently a junior in college and began eating primal about a year ago. I’m so glad to see more people my age living this lifestyle! Keep up the good work guys! :)

  3. Tom
    Tom July 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm | | Reply

    Great site, guys! I’ve been doing the primal lifestyle pretty well for about two years and have had some amazing results (as I’m sure is no surprise to anyone), but after returning to grad school last Fall, I’ve definitely been running into an unexpected number of challenges. It’s great to see a site out there that caters to the demographic that might need it the most: broke college kids. Keep up the terrific work!

    1. Max Ungar
      Max Ungar July 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Tom! Good luck in your primal adventures in grad school!

  4. Ami
    Ami July 24, 2012 at 5:15 am | | Reply

    I am so glad you guys made this site. I’ve been looking for a college-based primal community for quite awhile now. Going primal in college is pretty tough, your social life changes completely and most of your friends think your crazy. It’s nice to see other students going through the same thing.

    1. Max Ungar
      Max Ungar July 24, 2012 at 1:23 am | | Reply

      Thats what we are here for Ami!! Grok On!

      1. Alex
        Alex August 1, 2012 at 12:54 am | | Reply

        Ami – I have the same problem! I love my roomies but they live for their carbs – breadsticks, cereal, granola bars. No matter what I say about Primal they’re just stuck in the SAD mentality! Anyway, I’ve been looking for a primal website for college students for awhile now too. I never really “switched” at a certain time to primal, more like incorporating it into my diet slowly so that I could accept the change better. I’m pretty active right now but the next step: crossfit!

  5. Stephanie
    Stephanie August 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm | | Reply

    I Stumbled Mark Sisson’s blog about 6 months ago and loved it, but I was looking for a way to adapt it to the college lifestyle. I was so happy he posted the link to your site a couple weeks ago, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much guys, looks like you have a great thing started here!

    1. Max Ungar
      Max Ungar August 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Stephanie! Keep us updated on your primal adventures in college!

  6. Francesca
    Francesca August 21, 2012 at 11:40 am | | Reply

    Hey Max and Josh — this is such a great idea! I’ll be starting at the University of Chicago this fall and your site will be a good resource to keep coming back to when it comes to navigating the decidedly un-Primal waters that is college life. : ) I’ve been Primal for the past 6 months on and off. I could care less about bread and pasta, but my biggest downfall is my sugar addiction…

    Quick questions:
    1. How do you manage your sleep schedule in college? It’s important for me to cultivate an AM gym session, but unless you sleep at, like, 10 PM, it’s not always feasible to get up at 6 AM. How do you guys wake up refreshed and without an alarm clock?

    2. What kinds of exercises would you recommend for a college girl, besides CrossFit? CrossFit is kind of expensive and out of the way for me.

    3. How did you wean yourself off your sugar addiction (assuming that you had one to begin with?) ;) I love dark chocolate-covered almonds too much for my own good, haha.

    Thanks for spreading the love!

    1. Max Ungar
      Max Ungar August 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

      Hey Francesca,

      Okay, lets get started on some of these questions…

      1. It’s going to be difficult to go to bed early, we know. But, try to have a pretty solid schedule that you stick to most of the time. Remember the 80/20 principle, and remember that napping can be your best friend. As far as the alarm clock goes, some people are really pretty good with there circadian sleeping schedule, others not so much. Look for a post soon to come out about sleep.
      2. Most, if not all of the crossfit exercises are do-able in any college gym. crossfit.com puts out a new workout everyday that you can try on your own, just make sure to have someone check your form. If your really not into the crossfit thing, you can just try to do some heavy lifts, sprints and lots of walking. Tabata workouts (8 rounds of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest) can be a great way to get in a quick workout.
      3. It’s pretty tough to get off of that sugar addiction. I saw some research recently that in a study, rats got more addicted to sugar than cocaine so, this isnt going to be easy! Try to avoid all the free, giveaway candy that you find on campus, keep some dark chocolate in your room, and do the best you can. If you consciously think about how the sugar is going to react in your body (insulin spike, acne, chronic disease,etc) the sugar seems much less appetizing.

      Hope this helps!

      Grok On!

      Max

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