Monday, January 14, 2013

This Explains It All

My friend Shawna sent this diagram to me this past weekend and it is a great example on how Paleo works.  The only thing that I really take exception with the the "no potato"rule.  I broke that rule this weekend at Kings Chef in a huge way!

Today's goal was to definitely be under 25 grams of carbs and I have accomplished that.  I've only had 16 g's of carbs (all veggies) and 173 g's of protein.  So far I am feeling pretty decent.  Any day that you get to eat two rib eye steaks isn't a bad day.

I've enjoyed the day off.


  1. Ok. So I get the whole thing behind Paleo and I buy into the "become an efficient fat burner" mantra; but what are people eating to help fuel themselves over a hard (24+ hour) hundred miler? What are you snacking on that won't implode in your side pocket resulting in a sticky pocket for the next 80?

  2. Chris I will be honest... and I said this in one of my previous posts,"Why Paleo?" I am using maltodextrin based products during my long rides and runs. Heed, Carbo Pro, and Perpetuem, it all depends. I plan to train and race that way all season. I will say though that I seem to be using less of it than I used to and no gels at all.

  3. This explains more about how and why I switched to Paleo and my results so far.

  4. That fits for me. I started trying to fuel on more fat and protein based things but really struggled - partly because I think they are harder for the body to digest, secondly, it's not new fat the body will want to use but the existing fat stores (unless I have the science wrong on that?) Thus races will still rely on carbs to some extent. Like you say, I think the trick is to reduce the reliance on anything when going long so you're body requires less to operate on and is not just draining one tank dry and making you bonk.

    I don't think I could ever go full Paleo as it is too inconvenient with the family, but my breakfasts and lunches on work days and reducing intake where possible in other meals has got to be a step in the right direction. I may be wrong, but the key seems to be in the training and forcing the body to train on empty.