Paleo for athletes, how do u tweak it?

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Created October 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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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on October 27, 2012
at 10:45 PM

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.


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.



on October 28, 2012
at 02:57 AM

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.


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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