The Paleo Diet For Athletes
The Paleo Diet For Athletes is Loren Cordain’s follow-up to his massively popular title – The Paleo Diet. In this title, he joins up with Joe Friel to discuss how to adapt the paleo diet for athletes – as they have a higher need for carbohydrates than the majority of the population. This sticks mostly to the guns of the original paleo diet but allows for diet modifications especially on the carbohydrate side of things. Many complex carbohydrates are permitted throughout this framework – especially those like sweet potatoes, bananas and squashes.
About The Paleo Diet For Athletes
When The Paleo Diet was published, advocating a return to the diet of our ancestors (high protein, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables), the book received brilliant reviews from the medical and nutritional communities. Jennie Brand-Miller, coauthor of the bestselling Glucose Revolution, called it “without a doubt the most nutritious diet on the planet.” Doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades, authors of Protein Power, said, “We can’t recommend The Paleo Diet highly enough.”
Now Dr. Cordain joins with USA triathlon and cycling elite coach Joe Friel to adapt the Paleo Diet to the needs of athletes. The authors show:
o Why the typical athletic diet (top-heavy with grains, starches, and refined sugars) is detrimental to recovery, performance, and health
o How the glycemic load and acid-base balance impact performance
o Why consumption of starches and simple sugars is only beneficial in the immediate post-exercise period
A Review of the Paleo Diet For Athletes
A brief overview of the paleo diet for athletes is coming soon.
About The Authors
LOREN CORDAIN, PH.D., a world-renowned scientist and the leading expert on the Paleolithic diet, is a professor in the health and exercise science department at Colorado State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition and the American Heart Association, among other organizations. His work has been featured on Dateline and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
JOE FRIEL, M.S., is founder and president of Ultrafit Associates, LLC, an association of elite endurance coaches. His books include The Cyclist’s Training Bible and The Triathlete’s Training Bible. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Paleo Diet For Athletes Review
It’s not just theory either, over the past few years, more and more elite athletes are giving up the typical dietary advice and gone paleo too. Here’s a few of a our favorite paleo athletes you might have heard of.
- Carol Nichols – USA Field Hockey
- Kobe Bryant (not officially), but this looks pretty paleo to us.
- Kobe’s Teammate Steve Nash follows a similar protocol
- Greg Parnham – Elite Mountain Biker
- Josh Welburn – NFL
- Amanda Beard – Olympic Swimmer
- Kelly Slater – Professional Surfer
- Professional snowboarder Iris Lazz
- Mixed Martial Arts Fighter – Abe Wagner
- The Garmin Cycling Team (gluten free only for now)
- Novak Djovak – Tennis Pro