Paleo Diet for Athletes: A Guide to Get More Out of Your Training
The following are some of the benefits of eating a paleolithic diet:
• You get more out of your training because you’re getting more nutrition from your food.
• You don’t have to worry about what you’re putting into your body, since it’s all coming straight from the soil! (And not just plants)
• You’ll feel better than ever before!
• You won’t get fat!
• You’ll lose weight quickly!
So what exactly is a paleolithic diet?
Well, it’s basically a way of life. It involves eating only foods that were available to our ancestors when they lived millions of years ago. These include meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. There aren’t any processed foods or refined sugars allowed in the diet.
A paleolithic diet is high in protein, low in carbohydrates and very rich in fats. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables helps too. The idea behind this type of diet is to get enough nutrients without having to eat a lot of calories. If you follow a paleo diet, you’ll probably gain weight if you exercise regularly, but this isn’t necessarily bad – it could actually be good for your health!
If you’re a professional athlete, paleolithic dieting may be ideal for you to stay at your peak performance level.
We’ve had many blog posts about paleo dieting, about how it helps with weight loss, anxiety, depression and more. This one will deal specifically with the paleo diet for athletes. Now, this diet may not be suitable for every sportsperson out there. You may need to get your carbohydrates from somewhere, and that’s where grains and legumes come in.
But let’s face it, if you eat a paleo diet and exercise regularly, you’re going to feel better than ever.
The paleo diet was created for our hunter-gatherer ancestors who lived during the Paleolithic Era. It’s a diet based almost solely on meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Sources & references used in this article:
Popular diets and athletes: premises, promises, pros, and pitfalls of diets and what athletes should know about diets and sports performance by C Rosenbloom – Nutrition Today, 2014 – journals.lww.com
The paleo diet for athletes: The ancient nutritional formula for peak athletic performance by L Cordain, J Friel – 2012 – books.google.com
The Athlete’s Fix: A Program for Finding Your Best Foods for Performance and Health by P Taylor – 2015 – books.google.com
AARP The paleo diet revised: Lose weight and get healthy by eating the foods you were designed to eat by L Cordain – 2012 – books.google.com