“Over 250,000 years ago, our Paleolithic ancestors roamed the earth. Unlike today's athletes, who live to perform, these Paleo-athletes performed to LIVE! Their daily life was a game of survival that hinged on having the strength, speed, agility, and endurance to hunt and forage for food. They were the ultimate super-athletes!”

My Brother-in-Law told me about the Paleo Diet awhile back, as he likes to eat natural and organic foods to stay healthy. I have never really looked into it but today in my Runners World daily email, I received information on how athletes can “Power Up without carb-loading” by use of the Paleo Diet. This is of particular interest to me, as carb loading makes my blood sugar levels sky rocket.

I’ve summarized a section of the article below, which outlines the reasons why the Paleo Diet is a great option for athletes:

§  BUILDS MUSCLE LIKE CRAZY

§  PREVENTS POST-EXERCISE MUSCLE BREAKDOWN

§  OPTIMIZES YOUR IMMUNITY

§  HELPS YOU TO USE TIME MUSCLE FUEL FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

§  HELPS YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT

 

Essentially, the diet includes lean meats, fish, shellfish, fruits & veggies, and nuts & seeds. There are tons of paleo cookbooks that give you information on food you can enjoy and food you should avoid. The link I provided below, however, is specific to athletes who are looking to improve performance.

 

Source: http://www.paleodietforathletesbook.com/paleodietforathletesbook/index?keycode=222295&mktOfferId=RWD56988&product_code=122061&smartcode=1536180001354200001353507900020120926

Have a good day!!!!

9/27/2012 11:10:58

I just started the Paleo "diet" last week. I'm into week 2 of strict-paleo now (strict because I'm just starting), and I feel amazing. I have started a Pinterest board with recipes http://pinterest.com/caitiekatt/paleo-tastic/ --so far I have been pinning from websites such as nomnompaleo.com and everydaypaleo.com, but I will soon be posting my own paleo recipes! Go cavemen!

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    Kris Fergus is training to run Red White and Blue 26.2 in Findlay, Ohio on October 7th, 2012. Though this is not her first marathon, it is the first race in which she will run after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Training began on Monday, June 18th, and Kris will be keeping a blog to bring you with her on her journey and she will be raising money for Lakewood Hospital during the process.

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