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good diet for my son

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Hi my son plays alot of football and i would like to ask what a good diet for him is, to keep his energy levels up when playing. thanku.

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on November 27, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Just lots of whole foods - meat, fish, chicken, eggs, vegies, fruit, rice if he likes it, starchy vegies. Remove the grains if they don't agree with him (i.e. the bread, pasta). If he likes oatmeal you can keep that in. Oatmeal doesn't contain gluten but can be contaminated with it during manufacturing. So get a good brand. He may even do well with Quinoa. Experiment.

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on November 26, 2011
at 08:16 PM

Great question. What position does your son play?

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on November 26, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Perhaps the original questioner actually came here for help and advice and this is what you answer? Yeah, sure, might be a troll. Or, might be someone who signed onto a paleo community for the first time and got a slap in the face. Nicely played. Not.

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on November 26, 2011
at 05:36 PM

http://robbwolf.com/faq/ one road to head down for some more info. Certainly YES, the Paleo framework applied to High School/College athletics is a valid approach.

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on November 27, 2011
at 11:57 AM

If you want him to gain muscle, and have plenty of energy, I'd recommend GOMAD (Gallon of Milk a Day). That's if you do dairy.

That, along with a good whole foods approach, will be sure to see him make good gains in football this season.

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on November 27, 2011
at 02:03 AM

My 17-year-old grandson lives with me and ran in cross-country.

With him, I didn't encourage him to eat ancestrally but I explained why I was. Over time, he ate more and more like me particularly the meat and fruit. He rebuffs vegetables, even sweet potatoes.

I was glad at first that he was rejecting junk foods, and I still am overall, but I did notice that he was starting to starve too much. He was getting thinner and thinner and still complaining about being "too fat" and I worried he was at risk for an eating disorder. I think teenagers can let the pendulum swing too far and we need to protect them by counselling moderation rather than starvation.

That's probably less of a concern with a football player, but I did talk firmly with my athlete and warned him not to go too far in avoiding food. He responded well and while still avoiding sugary things he ate larger portions of meat and fruit but wouldn't budge on starch. He made me very happy by eating pie and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving (not ancestral--we were at a neighborhood spread) and even a few rolls so I'm much less worried. He's already back to dieting, though.

Anyhow, depending on how willing your teenage athlete is to take advice, red meat and sweet potatoes and other veggies plus full-fat dairy seems like a great regimen for the young. I also encourage full-fat milk since mine is still growing and of course a little fresh fruit.

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on November 27, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I just finished doing some research about eating (chicken) liver. Apparently eating it will help increase stamina/endurance.

http://www.my-health-n-fitness.com/7576/chicken-liver-health-benefits/

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on November 26, 2011
at 04:10 PM

Veganism .

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on November 26, 2011
at 05:25 PM

Perhaps the original questioner actually came here for help and advice and this is what you answer? Yeah, sure, might be a troll. Or, might be someone who signed onto a paleo community for the first time and got a slap in the face. Nicely played. Not.

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