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recommendations for intro books for paleo athletes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Hi, all. Although I've found this forum crazy helpful in my transition to paleo eating, I now am looking for a good guide for my girlfriend. She is interested but skeptical, and not much of a reader, so I need something comprehensive but still accessible for someone who does not necessarily have the motivation to slog through graphs of lipid conversion factors, or what not (I may have just made that phrase up). She's a martial artist and does heavy training a few times a week, but is pretty active everyday. Help? I feel like my experience won't be great for her, as I'm a ZC kinda girl, and she loves her some carbs. Thanks for any suggestions!

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on October 22, 2012
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She recommends eating every 3hours, soy, avoiding Sat Fat, & doesn't recommend aerobic training.

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on October 22, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Can you tell me what points or principles you disagree with?

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on October 22, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, will definitely take a look.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:59 AM

Ooh, sounds promising, thanks! She's pretty amenable to the new food routine, can't tell if it's trust or the sudden increase in bacon...:D

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I just felt that they decided to make it stand alone rather than a compliment to art and science. I wish the performance part had been longer and they dropped the "what to eat" parts.

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on October 21, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Art and Science of Low Carb Performance is only 178 pages. I wish it had been longer. Having said that, it's mainly endurance based, not sure how much use it would be for martial arts.

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Since I do most of the cooking, she's by default grain/legume free, but at the moment if I stopped providing starchy vegetables I think she would run to the closest pizza/pasta joint. I want to be able to keep the carbs, but learn when and how much to recommend to her based on activity level.

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on October 21, 2012
at 04:08 PM

The Paleo Coach by Jason Seib might be a good fit, however it's not out for a couple of months. You can pre-order on Amazon.

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on October 22, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, will definitely take a look.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:44 AM

You can try Martial Arts Nutrition. Tom is the nutritionist for many top level boxers & mma fighters. I don't agree with some of her principals but it's a good starting point for figuring out your macro needs. You're going to have to replace her menu with paleo sources though.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:59 AM

Ooh, sounds promising, thanks! She's pretty amenable to the new food routine, can't tell if it's trust or the sudden increase in bacon...:D

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on October 22, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Can you tell me what points or principles you disagree with?

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on October 22, 2012
at 11:03 AM

She recommends eating every 3hours, soy, avoiding Sat Fat, & doesn't recommend aerobic training.

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on October 21, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Art and science of low carb is ok. IMO it was twice as long as the amount of content it had to provide..

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 21, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Art and Science of Low Carb Performance is only 178 pages. I wish it had been longer. Having said that, it's mainly endurance based, not sure how much use it would be for martial arts.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on October 21, 2012
at 07:33 PM

Since I do most of the cooking, she's by default grain/legume free, but at the moment if I stopped providing starchy vegetables I think she would run to the closest pizza/pasta joint. I want to be able to keep the carbs, but learn when and how much to recommend to her based on activity level.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 21, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I just felt that they decided to make it stand alone rather than a compliment to art and science. I wish the performance part had been longer and they dropped the "what to eat" parts.

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