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Is Paleo right for people who wanna get shredded?

Commented on May 21, 2014
Created May 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I am 18 male and perfectly fit. I run 4x a week and lift 5x. I am very conscious of what I eat and dont like that about myself so I switched to Paleo. It's been hard but also fun at the same time. I made the switch to put my active lifestyle together with a healthy diet,so I can be as healthy as possible(and get shredded of course). Is this the right reason to be on this diet or not?

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on May 21, 2014
at 05:27 PM

I thought the same thing....

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on May 21, 2014
at 05:24 PM

And no I'm not strict paleo, though I'd encourage you to try it for 30 days and see if you notice improvements in any aspect of quality of life. But if you're already quite healthy, I surely doubt it will, except for possible placebo. It will surely help those who are starting from obesity/type-2 diabetes/gluten intolerance/etc or just eating a bad diet, but for people who have been active and already health-concious and living a healthy lifestyle like myself and possibly you as well, the standard definition of the "paleo diet" is extremely overrated.

Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on May 21, 2014
at 05:15 PM

I walk a lot, briskly. And I also go running from sporadically at nighttime. Maybe a few times a week, nothing long I just find it meditative. Abs I do hanging leg raises, dragon flags, and sometimes those weighted cable crunches using the rope extension. TO be honest I don't think that much is necessary though, as lifting heavy alone, along with eliminating excess body fat will give you a nice and strong midsection. Walks are definitely daily, but the runs/core I don't plan as I very much consider it supplementary/non-essential. Hope that helps, brother.

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on May 21, 2014
at 05:00 PM

So you are not strictly Paleo. Interesting.

Do you do Cardio? Abs?

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on May 21, 2014
at 02:56 PM

ForeverYoung?

Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on May 21, 2014
at 02:31 PM

...I also eat oatmeal porridge from time-to-time as well or have rye toast with butter and smoked salmon. Carbs make you alpha, and the most important thing is to fuel your workouts for performance. I have much better workouts with carbs (as does everyone who actually trains with intensity and high frequency). have done strict"paleo" in the past (zero grains, zero dairy), but experienced zero benefit as I digest each of these quite well. No single food makes you fat or thin, an excess or a shortage of calories does that. Lately I have around 50g fat, 150g protein, rest carbs.

Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on May 21, 2014
at 02:30 PM

Typical Diet: I do intermittent fasting. I typically have my first meal around 1-2PM of either cottage cheese and fruit/honey as a pre-workout meal. Or I have an 2-4 egg omelette with peppers/mushrooms/tomatoes/zucchini type vegetables (cooked in butter) and then later before working out have simple carbs (fruit or rice cakes with honey on leg or push day). Post workout I have either Skyr or whey protein shake and more simple carbs (typically fruit). Dinner is meat/fish and vegetables. Often with potatoes/sweet potatoes. Supplement with coffee,vit-D,creatine,whey (sometimes).

Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on May 21, 2014
at 02:21 PM

Weekly workout Routine: I train 6x per week, hitting each bodypart 2x per week. Strength training. My split is Push, Pull, Legs&Deads. On Push days I typically do 2 chest movements (benches/dips) and 1 overhead pressing movement followed by 1 triceps exercise (skull crushers, close grip bench, or cable push downs). Pull days I do weighted chins/pull ups, some type of row and some type of curl. Leg days I do sumo and/or standard deadlifts as well as some variety of squat most often opting for weighted pistol squats.

24a62e427bd677803feca74cac6b0fb0

on May 21, 2014
at 10:57 AM

Thanks a lot man.

Whats your weekly workout routine and diet,if you don't mind me asking.

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Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on May 20, 2014
at 04:57 PM

The reason you don't see very many fitness models/bikini competitors/bodbuilders- all whose job it is to get shredded- advocating paleo is because they recognize it's a far too simplistic, dare i say primitive, approach.

Getting shredded is primarily about the the proper training regime and macros, not about which foods you choose to fill those with. So, yes. Yes you can.

24a62e427bd677803feca74cac6b0fb0

on May 21, 2014
at 10:57 AM

Thanks a lot man.

Whats your weekly workout routine and diet,if you don't mind me asking.

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on May 21, 2014
at 02:56 PM

ForeverYoung?

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on May 20, 2014
at 05:18 PM

No. Pizza is not paleo. And Pizza is absolutely required to get shredded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiHvzcPVD8)

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on May 20, 2014
at 04:40 PM

Of course. Paleo is a template. Control your carb, fat, and protein intake for your goals and off you go. Avoid the bad foods and eat only paleo friendly ones and you'll rock it.

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