Hello fellow paleo community Abit of background first. I'm 22 years old, 6'1, 180 pounds, 7-8%BF, strength train 4 times a week.
I've been following a fairly strict paleo diet for the past year. After numerous attempts at various diets (vegan, raw vegan, fruitarian, anti-inflammatory diet) I stumbled upon Dr. Dadamo's Genotype diet (updated version of the blood type diet). The book categorized me as a Hunter. It had a strict chart of beneficial foods and foods to avoid (gluten, dairy, seed oils). The diet is very similar to a Paleo diet but does however omit certain vegetables and fruits (ie: avocado, coconuts, apples) due to lectin content. After a 100% strict adherence to the recommended guidelines and strength training 4 times a week I got extremely lean. I looked and felt amazing.
I started to follow Robb Wolf's podcast and stumbled on Paleo Hacks. The common consensus amongst users was for people to limit my intake of nuts and cut back on fruit. I decided to eat simply meat, vegetables and coconut oil for 2 months in hopes of further improving my health. For someone doing resistance training 4 times a week this was a bad move. I was lethargic and was constantly tired. I decided to re-introduce carbs in the form of sweet potatoes post workout only. I did notice some improvement in regards to my performance but I still felt sluggish.
Well I finally decided a few weeks ago to re-introduce more fruit (3-4 servings a day) and increase my intake of nuts (almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, macadamia butter etc) and I am starting to feel good again. My workouts are better and I'm once again leaning out while keeping muscle. I eat lots of organic veggies, grass fed beef, free range eggs, wild fish and chicken.
Since changing my diet once again a typical day would be something like this: -Breakfast: 2 bananas and a cup of blueberries -Breakfast #2: 4 eggs cooked in ghee with some veggies (broc, peppers, kale, swiss chard) Workout -Post Workout: Protein (fish, beef, chicken) with veggies and sweet potatoes covered with olive oil -Snack: a good amount of nuts and celery dipped in almond butter -Supper: Veggies and Protein (see PW meal)
If I get hungry between meals I will have more fruit
So my Question is.... Does anyone else feel better/don't see a harm in eating more fruits and nuts?