A breakthrough nutrition strategy for optimum athletic performance, weight loss and peak health based on the Stone Age diet humans were designed to eat.
Paleo-style diets are all the rage as fitness enthusiasts, including the booming nation of CrossFitters, have adopted high protein, low-processed-food diets to fuel their exercise. It all began with the publication of the book The Paleo Diet by renowned scientist Loren Cordain, Ph.D., who presented a breakthrough plan for weight loss and disease prevention without dieting or exercising. In 2005, Dr. Cordain joined with endurance coach Joe Friel to write The Paleo Diet for Athletes.
Now, the authors offer an updated and revised edition of The Paleo Diet for Athletes specifically targeting runners, triathletes, and other serious amateur athletes. Cordain and Friel show that by using the foods our bodies were designed to eat―protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and even some saturated fats–anyone can achieve total-body fitness and dramatically improve the strength and cardiovascular efficiency. The Paleo Diet for Athletes gives specific guidelines for what to eat before, during and after a workout or competition along with simple, tasty recipes packed with power and wholesome ingredients.
About the Author
LOREN CORDAIN, PhD, a world-renowned scientist and expert on Paleolithic diets, is a professor in the department of health and exercise science at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. JOE FRIEL, MS, is founder and president of Ultrafit, LLC, an association of elite endurance coaches. His books include The Cyclist’s Training Bible and The Triathlete’s Training Bible. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A difficult book to read, but well worth the effort. If you are familiar with the writings of Joe Friel, you know how in-depth his books are, this is no exception. I caught myself wanting to skip ahead to the stuff that either interested me or I thought would be the main points. WRONG! From beginning to end, each page and subject of each chapter is a stepping stone to the next topic. I caught myself taking notes, underlining and highlighting, I thought I was back in school. I could go on and on. This book should be in the library of every athlete who wants to incorporate nutrition into their pre, during, and post workouts. I look forward to every book penned by Joe.
I don’t follow a Paleo diet but I agree that the principles make sense. I do limit sugar and complex carbs so a lot of what Paleo preaches works for me. I wasn’t interested in the history/science behind Paleo so I stopped reading after section II but sections I + II alone are worth buying this book. I learned a lot about what to eat and more importantly when to eat it while training/racing. Especially post workout/race nutrition. Breaking this down based on the duration and intensity of the workout was very helpful.
This is a very well written, practical, understandable guide to nutrition for those who are attempting to integrate the nutritional requirements of endurance athletes, with those endeavoring to follow a more paleo type of diet, and the practical concessions that are needed that are needed to synthesize these two approaches. Great insight by two veteran authorities. Highly recommended
- Title: The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance
- Autor: Loren Cordain
- Publisher (Publication Date): Rodale Books; Revised edition (October 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609619358 | 160961917X
- ISBN-13: 978-1609619350 | 978-1609619176
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