Paleo Diet for Athletes
The paleo diet, or “paleolithic” diet, is growing in popularity. But what’s it all about? And does it work well for athletes?
The paleo diet is meant to mimic the diet of our ancestors, specifically during our hunting and gathering days. What this translates into, not surprisingly, is a diet that is free of processed foods and grains like wheat and corn.
Foods like nuts, eggs, wild fish, leafy greens, game meats, and sweet potatoes are all common paleo diet options. This is a low-carb diet, but you’re still getting adequate amounts of carbohydrates in things like nuts and vegetables. Not surprisingly, many people have achieved weight loss success on the paleo diet.
I’m a big supporter of the whole foods aspect of this diet, and I think it can go a long way to helping you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.
With the absence of processed junk foods, and the addition of healthy fats and proteins, the paleo diet is also a great option for athletes and serious bodybuilders. This article reviews the paleo diet and its application in more serious fitness arenas.
The Paleo Diet for Athletes
If you’re an athlete or serious bodybuilder, the paleo diet is very appropriate for meeting your fitness goals. Here are some of the main benefits: