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Competitive swimmer and need Paleo advice.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 29, 2013 at 4:13 AM

I'm really interested in the Paleo diet, but I'm really dedicated to competitive swimming. A lot of people have told me to not even consider the Paleo diet, because I won't be able to sustain let alone build. I was wondering if this is correct. I'm also adding on CrossFit Basics workouts 3 times a week for the next month to see if I get improved performance.

Well the Paleo diet be able to sustain and build myself?

If it is a plausible idea:

Diet plans? Pre-Swimming Meals? Post-Swimming Meals?

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Library?.......

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:48 PM

I'm not one to support piracy either, if that's the vibe you got :p

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:47 PM

Alright I see, I was just wondering because books like the Paleo solution are widely available in free PDF Format. I'll purchase the book today most likely.

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at 02:47 PM

Yeah, I come home to 2 eggs and some chocolate milk. I plan n replacing the milk if you advise me not to with a couple Bannanas. Would a nice protein shake right after practice work? And then I can eat a large post meal, which is basically my lunch. It's is the first day I'm doing Basics and Swimming, I guess I'll have to see hoe my body reacts. CAN I EXPECT GAINS IF IM USING A MOSTLY PREDOMINANT PALEO DIET?

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The book is not intended to be get for free, the author makes a living of this... Sorry in that I cannot help, although if you fo some research on the net you should be able to get to the same concludions :)

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Fruit is you best option pre swimming to give you some easily accessible energy, experiment with different types and amounts to see what works best for you. Post swimming go for a large meal of quality protein and carbs. Focus on your good fats and veggies for non post swimming meals. I would also recommend looking into intermittent fasting every now and again for general health since you need to eat a hell of a lot of food to be a competitive swimmer.

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:57 AM

Any idea as to where I can get the book in PDF format for free? I really be to get this nutrition problem out of the way, because I'm already obliged to fast during Ramadan, which falls during July this year. I'll continue CrossFit during this time, but swimming is gonna have to go. I'm trying to get the most out of June.

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Alright, I'll make sure to catch up on that. After reading the Paleo solution, I find it difficult to even think about any other diet. The results seem outstanding. But swimming comes first, I'll look at the clean carbs tomorrow. Thanks! Ask if anyone has any pre and post swimming meals, that would help a lot!

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:29 AM

You can definitely change to a predominantly Paleo diet, you just need to include a lot a 'clean carbs' such as potato and white rice. Check out Nate Miyaki's blog, he explains the concept very well.

I tried the traditional low carb Paleo diet while still doing lots of high intensity exercise and burnt out after a few months. Feel so much more energetic after adding carbs back in.

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on May 29, 2013
at 05:07 AM

Fruit is you best option pre swimming to give you some easily accessible energy, experiment with different types and amounts to see what works best for you. Post swimming go for a large meal of quality protein and carbs. Focus on your good fats and veggies for non post swimming meals. I would also recommend looking into intermittent fasting every now and again for general health since you need to eat a hell of a lot of food to be a competitive swimmer.

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:47 PM

Yeah, I come home to 2 eggs and some chocolate milk. I plan n replacing the milk if you advise me not to with a couple Bannanas. Would a nice protein shake right after practice work? And then I can eat a large post meal, which is basically my lunch. It's is the first day I'm doing Basics and Swimming, I guess I'll have to see hoe my body reacts. CAN I EXPECT GAINS IF IM USING A MOSTLY PREDOMINANT PALEO DIET?

E09070d22ed09c345dcf338c9fbf7af5

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:38 AM

Alright, I'll make sure to catch up on that. After reading the Paleo solution, I find it difficult to even think about any other diet. The results seem outstanding. But swimming comes first, I'll look at the clean carbs tomorrow. Thanks! Ask if anyone has any pre and post swimming meals, that would help a lot!

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:50 AM

In the lines of what @Jarryd said, most people associates Paleo with a Very Low Card diet. Although Paleo can be VLC and it's possible that it could be the natural evolution of it, it isn't necessary this way, you can get whataver % of macro nutrients you want to suit your needs and stay 'paleo-compliant', just stick with real food.

As for the supplementation, one thing you could be interested and not exactly paleo, I think that if you feel the need you can stack it with the diet. No need to decide wether you go full-paleo or ditch it totally. I'd better study the patterns of the Paleo diet and implement the best practices, but be flexible enough to suit your needs.

Whether low carb or not is ok for endurance that's another question I won't touch again, there's a lot of debate already on this, do some search, read pro's and con's and make your choice. You could be interested in reading Loren Cordain's book 'The Paleo Diet for Athletes' it's very suited to us, whether is it really this way I'm not still sure.

Some ideas regarding "good carbs"

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on May 29, 2013
at 03:55 PM

Library?.......

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on May 29, 2013
at 05:23 AM

The book is not intended to be get for free, the author makes a living of this... Sorry in that I cannot help, although if you fo some research on the net you should be able to get to the same concludions :)

E09070d22ed09c345dcf338c9fbf7af5

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:57 AM

Any idea as to where I can get the book in PDF format for free? I really be to get this nutrition problem out of the way, because I'm already obliged to fast during Ramadan, which falls during July this year. I'll continue CrossFit during this time, but swimming is gonna have to go. I'm trying to get the most out of June.

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:48 PM

I'm not one to support piracy either, if that's the vibe you got :p

E09070d22ed09c345dcf338c9fbf7af5

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:47 PM

Alright I see, I was just wondering because books like the Paleo solution are widely available in free PDF Format. I'll purchase the book today most likely.

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