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by 5 · September 02, 2014 at 10:03 PM

 Does anybody have insight on the specific day-to-day diet Lebron James took with Paleo?

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glib 0 · September 02, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Just generic low-carb, no-processed foods. Steve Nash is the number one paleo eater, and he got to play until 40. Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Lakers, too, they follow some LA guru who prefers meat, bone broth and lots of greens, with... (more)

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by 0 · July 24, 2014 at 12:54 AM

I am reading a book with paleo recipes and there is a section for atheletes on paleo diet. There is the following line "Blend 16 ounces of fruit juice with banana...". They mean like the fruit juice you can buy in the supermarket?

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by 0 · August 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Does anyone here follow any football HS and college strength and conditioning coaches, powerlifters etc? I have noticed that the general consensus amongst some of the best coaches and athletes is that tonnes of highly processed carbohydrates... (more)

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casey_paleo 0 · August 12, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Have you guys seen LeBron's "paleo" inspired diet from Ray Allen?http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/lebron-james-dwayne-wade-follow-paleo-diet/ngzLB/ (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 · April 15, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I was reading the Grantland article, Butter, Bacon, and Bone Broth: A Week on the Lakers Diet, and the writer discusses a "paleo-esque" diet the Lakers have implemented (likely to Steve Nash's desires, but that is my unfounded opinion). While... (more)

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Kettlemybell 0 · April 15, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Both Ray Allen, Steve Nash and Carlos Boozer order home delivered paleo meal plans. ray, allen and carlos boozer eat paleo.jpg (more)

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by 215 · November 27, 2013 at 2:25 AM

I've always eaten a high carb diet for athletic performance but there's so much controversy on the topic that I wanted to ask for some clarity on the subject. First, you have the people like Anthony Colpo, who is a high carb advocator(... (more)

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CD 0 · November 26, 2013 at 7:50 PM

In my opinion, and based on my experiences, neither endurance nor anaerobic athletes benefit from low carb. For athletes, protein should be the #1 macro in your diet. Fat and Carbs should be fairly equal, and each person may need to tweak a... (more)

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by 2097 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

ass-whopping that George St Pierre inflicted on Nick Diaz... :) tired of hearing my vegan friend talk about vegan athletes.. is paleo as represented as you'd like to see it in sports media..?... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · March 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I hate GSP...especially when they give him the mic...my god...makes me cringe. I almost want to throw my poutine at him, but then I think, what's my poutine every done to anyone other than show them love? So I throw slices of white bread at the TV... (more)

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by 2097 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

great article ! so glad to see this as opposed to the vegan athletes ive been seeing/hearing about as of late. Yall think kobe makes for a good role model/ambassador of paleo ? not that he's adopted that title or anything but still!! im saving... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Is an ionic detoxification beneficial treatment for an athlete???s foot treatment? I have heard about ionic detoxification bath that it removes toxins from our body so is ionic bath beneficial for athletes foots too? If you know another treatment... (more)

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BA 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:40 PM

The vinegar is distilled white vinegar. It is cheap and available anywhere. I think the point is to submerge your feet in acid to kill the yeast. My husband was very prone to Athlete's foot, tried all sort of lotions, and came upon this... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hi Paleo Community, I read a thread on giving up underwear on PHacks and gave up my draws to great results! Now I'm meditating on whether socks are really necesarry either. Do you guys use socks? What issues may come with never wearing socks... (more)

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PoopMasterMC 0 · January 05, 2013 at 6:18 PM

It's a great question, never mind the naysayers. I have had no ill effects from not wearing socks, and my significant other says my feet actually smell BETTER since I stopped wearing them. Socks actually contribute to fungal growth because they... (more)

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by 26 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

How would you setup macros with paleo foods for a 35yo, 180lbs athlete male? His workout routine is below and can't be modified. mon - 12k (1hr) moderate run tue - 1h45min circuit high rep weight training wed - same as tue thu - 50k (1h40min)... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Well, what are this 35yr olds goals? You can't come up with a starting point on the diet until you know the goals. Weightloss, performance, general health? Also, I wouldn't call that caloric output all that huge - you'd be surprised how... (more)

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by 943 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I've been trying to find a table or single numbers for the amount of minerals endurance athletes (I'm particularly interested in runners) should have on a daily basis. I'm thinking of iodine, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Does... (more)

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CD 0 · February 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Noakes wrote this when he was on the carbohydrate bandwagon. He has since moved to a largely low carb high fat diet. But I think this is still the best documnet on electrolytes and minerals for endurance... (more)

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I just got through Jeff Volek and Stephen Finney's Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. It's worth the $6 Kindle price if you happen to have an e-reader: http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 One... (more)

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Monte 0 · August 23, 2012 at 5:02 AM

When considering athletic performance Dr. Kruse has stated that full fat adaption may take years to accomplish. Read this whole thread. ;) http://forum.jackkruse.com/showthread.php?305-Fasted-State-Training-Adaptations (more)

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by 420 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Watching the 2012 Summer Olympics and, as always, amazed at the incredible strength and athleticism of the competitors. It makes me wonder what their diets is and if any of them eat with a more slant. Does anyone know of any?

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foreveryoung 0 · July 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Depending upon how accurate my Ancient Greek Philosophy course was sophomore year of college, the Greek olympians ate dried figs, cheese, fruit, honey, and meat. Apparently also Hippocrates would recommend wine for hard-trained athletes who were... (more)

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by 3509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

We recently heard about the early death of Dale Oen, a Norwegian swimming world champion, at the age of 26. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/01/sport/olympics-swimming-alexander-dale-oen-death/index.html I understand that swimming is among the most... (more)

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Talldog 0 · May 02, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Is continually pushing your body to its extreme limits (which is what elite athletes do) really good for you physically? Is the physical training required so elite athletes can perform their feats healthy or harmful over the long run. While I'm... (more)

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by 33 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

http://stacktv.stack.com/Nutrition/The-Right-Food-to-Eat/Fat-in-a-Sports-Diet.html is saturated fats in proffesional sport or for amateur sport bad? just watched this video. i think its more for proffesional athletes rather amateurs or hobby... (more)

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Otto 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:02 PM

No, it isn't bad for amateur or professional athletes. The woman just displays Conventional Wisdom that is not backed up by science.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

i have some questions about it? Stage I: Eating Before Exercise "eat low to moderate glycemic index carbohydrates at least two hours prior to a hard or long workout or race. There may also be some fat and protein in this meal. All foods should be... (more)

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Wuism 0 · March 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I assume you are responding to Dr. Cordain's book. I don't have my book here but as I recall there's a chart in the book on the GCI of foods. Low to moderate I believe would be a yam or other root vegetables. I think certain fruits, like berries,... (more)

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by 814 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I've had persistent fungal infections (athletes foot, jock itch, dry/itchy hand, acne and nail fungus) since pre adolescence...I'm now 45. Eating paleo has improved these conditions as well as many others, but has yet to completely cure them. ... (more)

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Beck_1 0 · February 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM

A previous PH thread about fungi has this great answer from JitzGrrl: The glucose does increase the hydration of the mucus linings, which makes you more resistant to infection, but it seems the larger problem is that many fungi can use... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Does anyone care to chime in on their feedback and observations on switching from carbo-loading to a paleo diet (for running, cycling, skiing, team sports, etc.)? I'm doing some research for something I am writing ??? thanks, BP

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borofergie 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I think that "carb loading" is overrated for endurance athletes, and although it is probably effective to a degree, it really isn't based on much sound science. You should take a look at Volek and Phinney's book "The Art and Science of Low... (more)

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by 2226 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

NFL teams spend millions of dollars per player per year in salary, and quite naturally have state-of-the-art training facilities and expert physical trainers on staff. Their weight-training programs are first-rate. But the players on most teams... (more)

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pfw 0 · November 05, 2011 at 6:04 PM

If your job is to weigh 300lbs+, be freakishly strong and recover from brutally difficult work over and over again for years, you need to eat a lot. Way more than your body naturally wants to eat, way more than you probably can eat if you're... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Ever since Djokovic went gluten free I has been following and cheering him on. He has completely dominated the tennis scene and won the US open last night. I'm not even a tennis fan and I was cheering my butt off last night. Anyone else love... (more)

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AuH2Ogirl 0 · September 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Well, I am a tennis fan, but yes I cheered him on BECAUSE OF HIS DIET. Sue me.

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by 1112 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Have you read this take on gluten intolerance and the brush off that it is a mental thing? It is about a tennis star who is on a winning streak after discovering his intolerance to gluten. So is it mental or... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · May 18, 2011 at 2:40 AM

No, it's not mental. The mechanism of how gluten can damage the gut wall are well understood and scientifically proven and accepted. Could the effects be magnified by the mind? I would say it's quite possible, like a lot of conditions that can... (more)

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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

While reading Paul's newest post on endurance exercise and cancer, someone in the comments posted the dietary menu of elite cyclists from the Tour de France (here: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=stein/090701). An elite cyclist's... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · May 13, 2011 at 2:26 AM

I would listen to my body. If I needed more food, I would eat it. Eating obscene amounts of calories just to do it does not make sense to me. Of course, my digestion isn't the best, and I am lucky to digest days where calories might reach 3,500... (more)

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by 486 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I know Cordain's book focuses on endurance athletes, so I was wondering what people thought about the paleo diet for other athletic populations and if anyone else has had this problem before. I've been following a PaNu style diet for the most part... (more)

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jm054 0 · February 21, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Robb Wolf has written extensively on this subject. I recommend you google him and read through his blog archives. I believe he is going to coauthor a book with Cordain and John Welbourn. The basic premise is adapting the Paleo diet for power... (more)