Yep I follow it pretty dilligently and have been for about 4 years. When I'm on the plan I feel great and when I fall off it I don't feel quite so sparkly. When I have a big race coming up I am always on the Paleo plan. You can eat sugary stuff while riding - I eat cookies and chocolate as ride fuel sometimesflankwood said:Anybody intersted in the Paleo Diet for athletes? I read the book and am now following the diet. It is really tough! I miss cookies. Anybody else out there feelin me?
The gist is that it's a diet of lean meats, veggies, fruits & nuts. Exclusions include breads, pastas, sugars, rice and other grains, beans, etc. Think of it as the caveman diet. Before eating something, ask yourself if it's something that the caveman would have had at his disposal.LyNx said:Can anyone gve the gist of the diet? Sounds a bit like what my doc had suggested last year at my physical - lots of ground produce and lean meat. Sadly I like my pasta, rice, bread, milk, chocolate etc and have trouble keeping weight on so basically have to try to eat whatever helps keep it on. I have tried to get in more ground produce type foods and eat oatmeal and now Oatibix on a regular basis.
Actually, I doubt if human biology hasn't changed in hundreds of thousands of years. Seems the majority of 'diseases of consumption' are directly related to the very foods the Paleo Diet has on the 'do not eat list.'cgee said:Our biology and psychology has changed since then. Eating unadulterated foods sounds right. I believe in seasonal, local foods.
Hold on a minute. Just because humans can't metabolize beans without breaking down the cellulose by cooking doesn't make them "toxic" btw. After all you cook meat to help improve its nutritional value, don't you, not to mention tastier? And why would early people cook meat and not anything else?flankwood said:Have you ever eaten uncooked beans? Not too appatizing plus toxic. Check out the Paeo website for a detailed explanation.