Drew welcomes George Bryant, aka the Civilized Caveman. George candidly shares his life journey which includes a rocky upbringing, battles with low self-esteem and bulimia, almost losing his legs, PTSD and being hit by a car during a triathlon in Hawaii. But don’t be fooled, this is not a sad story. During a tour of duty in Afghanistan, George came upon a book that changed his life forever. Inspired by that book George wrote, The Paleo Kitchen, which is a New York Times bestseller. He now inspires people through his Hugs and Bacon membership community and provides paleo recipes on his website.
[11:48] George describes his early relationship with food as ‘eating his emotions’.
[18:11] George became obsessed with bodybuilding while in the Marine Corps, which led to a bad case of Compartment Syndrome.
[27:05] After almost losing his legs and 9-months of physical therapy, George completed a triathlon.
[28:40] From 2004-2008, George just can’t seem to catch a break.
[32:57] How finding paleo changed George’s life.
[37:34] People use food as a form of escapism and is a reflection of how they feel about themselves.
[43:49] The 5 “A’s” to overcome any adversity.
[54:49] How you view food is how you view your life.
[1:00:29] Hugs and Bacon Tribe.
[1:09:24] The Lightning Round
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