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Paleo for athletes, how do u tweak it?

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How do you adjust your paleo diet to your demanding athletic life? What are basic postulates that help you the most.

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Eat carbs until I feel appropriately fueled for the level of activity I'm currently doing. Also drink more liquid and take in more salt to adjust for what's lost in sweat.

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on October 28, 2012
at 05:52 AM

If you want a more detailed answer check out Loren Cordain and Joel Friel's Paleo for athletes (2005). There is a cliff notes pdf summary of the book and the general principals. I haven't read it. It got 3.8/5 on amazon.

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As an endurance athlete, I got great performance from carb restriction. It allowed me to do all-day endurance activities with a minimum of eating because my body was always primed for reliance on body fat for energy. But I started weight lifting recently and that really makes me hungry. I really feel a strong bodily desire for meat and starch. So now I eat a lot more potatoes, even white ones, and a lot more food in general.

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on October 28, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Eat lots of sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bananas and squash. Everything else is pretty much the same, no need to overthink things.

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