Hello, I am new to this website and new to the Paleo Diet. Before I actually START the diet, I have ONE question that remains unanswered. Is Paleo only for the ones that have high intensity workout sessions like Crossfit? I'd like to add that i go to the gym for about 2-3hrs, three times a week. Cardio for 10 min and the rest of the time is weight train. So with that said, is the Paleo Diet for me??? thanks you and I am looking forward to reading some of your answers!
I don't do Crossfit and I am having major success on paleo. My exercise routine is gentle cardio (slow jogging) 5 times a week and lifting 3 times a week. I have lost weight and inches and I feel great. I think eating whole and unprocessed foods can work for anyone, no matter what their fitness routine.
No. No. No.
If your version of Paleo is low carb, low tubers (starch) high meat and fat - Crossfit does not marry well with that. Glycolytic exercise demands glucose! The more you do the more you need.
If you walk and weight train, that's a lot of fat burning exercise. A fat burning (lowish carb) type Paleo gig likes to hang out with that kind of regimen.
I have no biases here - except that I think Crossfit is ass.
I don't do Crossfit, and don't want to. Paleo has given me back my health. I weight train 3x's a week for about 45 minutes each time. I also do yoga occasionally and walk a lot. Different fitness programs work for different people.
Also, there are more paleo diet types than just low-carb/high fat. I eat a moderate carb, moderate protein, higher fat diet and do great. Paleo is more about the avoidance of "foods" that will make you sick in the long-term and focus on healthful foods, not a specific macronutrient ratio.
Where did you get this silly idea from? Paleo is great for everyone. For women, for pregnant women, for nursing women, for old women. It's great for men, young, middle-aged or old. It's great for little children, teenagers, and young adults. Whether they are crossfitters or not!
Each of these will have particular needs: more carbs less carbs, more of x less of y... so it's a personal journey, you could say. But the basic idea is to eat how nature intended it.
No. Actually I think it may be best for lazy slackers. I used to be that but lost almost 70lbs with just some very basic exercise. As I shrunk the more I actually wanted to do more exercise.
FYI I am 5'11 206 and was 272. I am still not an exercise nut but I love what I do and I move alot.
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