Just got done with this book and feel like I wasted my money. I was floored by the continual demonization of saturated fats, coupled with what seemed like an embrace of PUFA along with recomendations promoting the use of canola oil and various other non-paleo and even grain based food-like substances(i.e.: maltodextrin).
I definitely understand that there needs to be some "bending of the rules" to fuel certain athletic endeavors but it seems like this book truly bastardizes the concept of paleo lifestyle beyond what is truly necessary.
Has anyone else who has read the book felt the same?
asked byBandman (250)
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on April 30, 2012
at 11:44 AM
I don't think that the Paleo Diet for Athletes has been updated since Cordain changed his stances on Canola, Diet Colas, and Saturated Fat.
However, I find until he updates PDFA, that Robb Wolfe's "Paleo Solution" is a bit more geared toward the athlete and he collaborated with Cordain on that book (iirc).
Personally, I feel that a "Paleo Diet for Athletes" could be built as:
Classic 1.0 Paleo + Sweet Potatoes + Supplemental Protein and Vitamins
Robb's book (and podcast views) pretty much fit that above equation.