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kobe bryant... paleo and cold therapy..???

Commented on March 18, 2013
Created March 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM

great article ! so glad to see this as opposed to the vegan athletes ive been seeing/hearing about as of late.

Yall think kobe makes for a good role model/ambassador of paleo ? not that he's adopted that title or anything but still!! im saving this one to show my teenage son.

scroll down for more!

http://www.nba.com/lakers/community/1213_fitforlife_features

"Part of that changed diet and those healthy eating tips come from Dr. Cate Shanahan, a team consultant who has her own practice in Napa Valley. Pasture-fed foods - pasture-grazed beef from a pasture-fed cow, eggs from a free-range chicken (not a cage chicken) - are just some of the main staples of Bryant's diet. Sugars, specifically anything with corn syrup, should be avoided, and the intake of carbohydrates has been scaled down, consumed in moderation.

"What happens is the athlete consumes one of these products high in carbohydrates and sugar, they get a spike of energy and feel really good," Vitti said. "Your body knows that, sends insulin and then they crash. As soon as they crash, they need another sugar fix, and they're yo-yoing up and down. If we get them off that stuff and get them into more of protein and the right kind of fats, then they'll have a higher level of energy without the lows or the dips."

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on March 18, 2013
at 06:24 PM

True, but I can't think of a single reason why someone like Kobe Bryant would need to scale back his carbohydrate intake. I'm pretty sure his body can handle carbohydrates just fine.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 18, 2013
at 06:09 PM

all depends on what your definition of scaled back is..as well as the particular carb and timing of consumption.

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on March 18, 2013
at 05:46 PM

Scaling back carbohydrates for an athlete who's burning glucose all day is just plain dumb.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 02:15 AM

yeah.!.shes the same lady from that safe starch symposium..? :) beats the heck outta seeing the likes of Russell Brand and Gwyenth Paltrow wax poetic about the virtues of veganism!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on March 16, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Definitely paleo/ancestral with Dr. Shanahan!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:07 AM

Np!..i know its way cool article :) glad i came across it

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 16, 2013
at 12:00 AM

Really interesting, thanks for sharing this. I especially liked how they said they flipped the food pyramid upside down. I've been saying that for ages.

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