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by 15 · August 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I was wondering if someone could help me create a strict meal plan to help me lose weight but be sufficient enough so I am getting the correct nutrients to stay energized.

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The simplest thing would probably be to follow a modular approach to your meals. Pick one protein (chicken, beef, eggs) and one steamed or stir-fried vegetable for every meal. Since you're an athelete, I'd also make sure you're getting a good... (more)

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by 0 · May 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Hey everyone. I recently bought a book on Paleo for Athletes but when you read it, it's not what you thought. It states high carb for race days including things that I'd never have in my house let alone my body, gels and sports drinks etc. ... (more)

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CD 0 · May 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Fat is the body's preferred fuel for storing because of it's energy density. But Carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel for burning. We can generate more energy, more quickly converting carbs than we can by converting fat. This is why... (more)

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by 0 · September 02, 2013 at 9:38 PM

i hope somebody could help me a bit, i'm struggling a lot with the paleo diet and my physical activities... i've been on paleo for 1,5 years now, having to ditch some bad habits at first, but since 6 months doing quite well in the diet department.... (more)

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jikke 0 · September 02, 2013 at 9:38 PM

tnx for the answers (especially when they tell me to eat more :) but if i'm not eating enough, what should i eat then, more good carbs or more fat?

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by 381 · July 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I would like to see some rebuttabls of my statement that high sugar/carb diets are the most effective for performance. I would also like to see your evidence to back up: "High sugar diets are horrible for performance. The body does much better... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 31, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Decades of research showed that cutting carbs led to weight loss and then decades of research showed that cutting fat led to weight loss. Now research is beginning to turn again to show that reducing carbs was right all along. Yes, if you can... (more)

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by 0 · July 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I'm going out tonight with my grandma at the boathouse in va and was wondering what are the best paleo options or best rated item on the menu. I am really bad at decision making and would just like some idea of what to get. If you're wondering why... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I am assuming it is a seafood restaurant, so get some grilled fish, and steamed veggies. I am certain those would be on the menu.

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by 114 · July 03, 2013 at 4:14 PM

To get wanted body composition I have to add 11 lbs muscle and loose 7 lbs fat. Weekly exercise - 4 x 1,5h full body lifting workouts (squat, deadlift, press, bench, powerclean etc) + 4 x 1,5h bike rides or running What would be best nutritional... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 03, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Get a nourishing template in place first! http://www.perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet, honestly buy the book. http://amzn.to/QQ5hI2 A good consistent workout program with progression and excellent rest. Sort out your sleep! Increase your calories... (more)

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by 0 · September 06, 2013 at 4:22 AM

I have swim meets for my summer nieghborhood division, not like quest or over 50 meters unless relay or IM, but i would like to know what are some good paleo options. Last year before paleo i would carbo load with pasta but i know i wouldnt go... (more)

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:24 AM

man, did I hate carbo loads when I was a teen. But I am guessing that it is done for a reason, that you race better. Sweet potatoes with coconut oil, bananas and dried fruits would be my choice. This will also potassium load you, which is a good... (more)

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by 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:06 AM

I'm going out to lunch after school and I want to know what is the best paleo option from red lobster? I am a 15 year old girl, which I am usually really active but I am on my two week break from track. Though I still swim I'm not burning the same... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 05, 2013 at 4:06 AM

Red lobster has crab legs, shrimp, and salmon. You can say you have gluten and dairy allergies so they know not to use those. Get steamed veggies in the side. I havent been there in years but they had the best cheesy biscuits that are so bad for... (more)

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by 0 · June 05, 2013 at 5:07 AM

Hey... So I am a 15 year old girl on the paleo diet, and I run highschool track and swim for my nieghboorhood swim team. My track season just ended and swimming has already started. I eat overall pretty healthy, and my parents even nickname me... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 05, 2013 at 5:07 AM

I'm also a paleo teenager and have gotten nicknamed the Nutritionist! It's all about trial nad error and you have to find what works for you. As for organ meat and bone broth, you can get them at Middle Eastern or Asian markets, or even your local... (more)

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by 381 · April 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Hey guys, I just read the grapplers guide to nutrition by Berardi and it is pretty interesting, it seems to suggest eating paleo, a lean protein, non processed carb like fruit or tubers and veggies every 2-3 hours. 5-6 meals a day, with one none... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · April 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM

someone in here must be a competitive athlete? If paleo is so great why is no one who strives in athletic competition doing it?

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by 229 · March 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I currently put at least a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil with y 3 eggs in the morning and probably eat another 6 to 8 tablespoons as part of my meals throughout the rest of the day. Could this be too much? I'm a multi-event track athlete in... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM

While coconut oil can seem the current holy grail for health nowadays, I'd err on the side of moderation and stick with 1 or 2 teaspoons a day. 8 to 10 seems a lot to me IMHO, and even if you were not going beyond your maintenance limits and not... (more)

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by 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

hi, i am a 19 year old semi professional soccer player. i have insulin resistance(a condition pre-diabeties type 2 from genetics) so my body never really responds well to carbohydrates consumed. i have been on a very low carb diet for the past few... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM

If it's working for you stick with it. Do you supplement magnesium? That may be a way to help increase insulin sensitivity. Also, soccer is more glycolytic and less of an endurance sport so you may wanna keep a reasonable of carbs in, and consume... (more)

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by 6 · December 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 50 · February 07, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Hi I'm currently dancing full time and really need to get back into shape as quickly as possible , I've had six months off after a serious injury and piled on the chub unfortunately.. What are some tips for leaning up and losing weight fast? It's... (more)

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Lauren_31 0 · February 07, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Yeah, I'm a ballet dancer too and would not recommend crossfit. She might not even be contractually allowed to pursue it depending on her company.

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by 0 · November 09, 2012 at 3:51 AM

I throw at the collegiate level. My workouts consist of 50-100 full effort throws a week depending on the phase, 4-5 OLY lift or strength lift workouts and various HIIT, some cardio, and core/ab work. I started paleo about 2 months ago and haven't... (more)

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by 25 · October 28, 2012 at 5:52 AM

How do you adjust your paleo diet to your demanding athletic life? What are basic postulates that help you the most.

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KL_1 0 · October 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Eat carbs until I feel appropriately fueled for the level of activity I'm currently doing. Also drink more liquid and take in more salt to adjust for what's lost in sweat.

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by 50 · October 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Hi, all. Although I've found this forum crazy helpful in my transition to paleo eating, I now am looking for a good guide for my girlfriend. She is interested but skeptical, and not much of a reader, so I need something comprehensive but still... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · October 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM

You can try Martial Arts Nutrition. Tom is the nutritionist for many top level boxers & mma fighters. I don't agree with some of her principals but it's a good starting point for figuring out your macro needs. You're going to have to replace... (more)

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by 85 · October 07, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I'm really starting to believe in the effectiveness of a vlc/ketogenic diet on fat loss and improved performance. I just got "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" & "Performance" by Volek and Phinney, and I'm super excited. But I... (more)

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alligator 0 · October 07, 2012 at 12:27 PM

It is much easier to burn adiposity on carb controlled diet, rather than on a VLC/ketogenic diet. Why? Because when you eat just enough carbs to fuel exercise and daily mental function, when you are low on them, your body will turn to fat for... (more)

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by 222 · July 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I thought of this noticing all the "food" product sponsorships involved in sports (Gatorade, Cliff Bar, etc.). It occurred to me that Paleo athletes wouldn't be able to endorse things like that. Farms are unlikely to have the resources, though... (more)

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Justin_10 0 · July 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Agree with the first comment. There are people who lift and compete and eat garbage. There are others that do better, but still have some garbage in there.

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by 98 · May 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Hey guys, my brother is training to become a pro soccer player. He's very interested in paleo ideas but gets conflicting advice from his coach re pasta, grains etc. I've been suggesting he investigate safer starches. What is the best book to get... (more)

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qno 0 · May 19, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I'd go with Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution.

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by 659 · May 09, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Training twice a day, one fairly anaerobic/high intensity session, the other more strength based. Carbohydrate necessary to fuel effort levels. The goal is to lean out a little more. Would you place them before the workout and then just eat a... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Recovery is fueling the training. If you need to specifically consume carbs to have enough available for your next session then, for leaning out, the best time to do it is after your previous session. It's the only way to have time to digest... (more)

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by 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:41 AM

This is my second week of paleo and while I feel great I can't seem to stop being hungry. I'm an elite athlete and my official training starts next week. I'm really trying to get a handle of Paleo before the work begins. Is this common for... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:29 AM

You can benifit from a low fat high carb diet on training days. High fat low carb on off days. I train 3hrs 5x a week (when not training for a fight) & eat close to 400g of carbs on workout days. Fat is pretty low 30-50g (depending on my... (more)

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by 250 · April 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

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... (more)

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Dysnes 0 · April 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I havent read it, and I don't need to, after have had read your opinion....

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by 659 · April 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Would like to see the general consensus on what people of crossfit-esqe/endurance/military/leo bent exercise and eat and how the structure their intake. For example I train twice a day, endurance at 9am, strength and conditioning at 5pm. 5 days a... (more)

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Corbab 0 · April 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

You didn't give body metrics, but I think someone training that hard should be eating well above 1800 cals a day. (I'm 6'1", 200lb, currently leaning out on 3500 cals w/ 1 workout per day). My day: 7am - 3 large eggs, 140 grams chicken 11am -... (more)

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by 659 · October 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

As an athlete with a high training volume (on a multi modal triathlon and strength biased crossfit type regime) I feel a big drop of in libido. I read into this as having a relatively low level of testosterone. I know that this kind of training is... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Don't use chemical L-carnitine products, they tend to lower you natural production. Eat red meat instead, grass fed (non organic is drained from that essential aminos). There's a lot of studys on this saying that supplement works well, it... (more)