Just starting out

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 25, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Hey everyone! I'm just starting out in this Paleo diet business and I'm really excited! I just have a few questions to start:

I'm an athlete, a collegiate runner. I know I need some amount of carbs to function with how much I run daily (anywhere between 6-12 miles). Is rice off limits? What about sweet potatos and that sort of stuff? I'm thinking obviously not processed carbs and sugar. Whole wheat bread, and not just the kind that says it's whole wheat, the real stuff.

For breakfast I usually have my own pancake mix with protein powder and some wheat germ, since I'm not a huge fan of eggs.

I read that goat's cheese or something of the like is recommended over just your regular cheddar cheese...what about greek yogurt with some fresh fruit or granola?

I'm 5'1, 118-120 (I'm fluctuating right now, and I can lose more weight). I exercise 6-7 days a week, lift 2-3 days a week and have intense periods of working out 1-2 times a week.

If these have been answered somewhere else just point me in that direction! Thank you so much guys, and happy Christmas/holidays :]

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on December 25, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Rice is not off limits, white rice is okay. Sweet potatoes are good too.

Anything wheat is not paleo and neither is granola. Pick up a book, this or this

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:31 AM

You cannot eat rice if you're looking to adopt a Paleo lifestyle.


on December 25, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Here is a link Hepoberman shared that, as an athlete, you might find interesting.

It may very well change your opinion about the amount of carbs you need for top performance.



on December 25, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Eat rice and don't mention it here!


on December 25, 2012
at 12:53 PM

Check out this too. link text

Be aware that you might feel like c#%!$p for a couple of weeks and have diminished performance. So think about maybe taking it easy till you get used to burning fat instead of sugar.

Good luck!

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