I just got back from my gym and on the whiteboard the main trainer there had left some of his nutritional stuff without wiping it out and it had some stuff that looked pretty paleoish. I say ish because obviously it is not paleo but seems to follow alot of the ideas of the diet.
The heading on the whiteboard was:
"single ingredient foods"
The following was written underneath:
Eat single ingredient foods
Good-Oats, steak, tuna, rice, milk, fruit, vegetables
Bad- bread, pizza, lasagne, pie
Eat sufficient carbohydrates before and after exercise to avoid bad perfromance in the gym
Get a handfull of protein in every meal
Get a serving of carbohydrate each meal
Get a decent amount of fat each meal
Get a serving of fruit or veg each meal
Only supplements worth using are fish oil, creatine, whey protein
Then examples of meals for the day:
Meal 1 pre workout:
Porridge with banana and honey
Meal 2 post workout:
This is not a crossfit gym, it is a regular run of the mill gym.
It has over the last year gotten 2 squat racks, a platform, GHR machine and has started giving this sort of diet advice along with pushing heavy lifting and mobility work for men and women.
I was wondering what the paleoshphere thought of this kind of change in the fitness industry, alot of people are following this kind of dietary advice at my gym and alot are looking alot better. The women especially, the advice is don't count calories, eat good quality food and lift heavy weights and sprint.
asked byJoePears (-5)
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on August 04, 2014
at 06:35 PM
single ingredient is just a way of getting people to think in terms of real food, like a guideline to avoid processed nutrient deficient foods.
For example a meal of steak, eggs and grilled veggies.Grilled salmon, rice and mixed vegetables.
I think you are overthinking the single ingredient idea.