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ScottYard
11-22-2010, 05:31 PM
Anyone doing the paleo diet on here?

Im thinking about giving 242 another shot and I might use this method. I carb cycled in the past with success but my wife might divorce me if I do it again LOL.

Any one?

StLRPh
11-22-2010, 06:36 PM
I don't have any direct experience but a ****-ton of Crossfit people do it and seem to think that its great.

I think that the guys over at Birmingham barbell are fans. Maybe shoot them an email? http://www.birminghambarbell.com/?p=575

Come to think of it doesn't Harry Selkow do something very similar as well?

IronDiggy
11-22-2010, 07:52 PM
There was a paleo article some lifter wrote on efs a year or so ago. Got me to try it. Managed to eat paleo for a while. Dropped 10lbs and felt better than ever. However at the end of the month I moved in with my girlfriend and haven't been able to get back into it full time again. It's pretty bland and feels like it takes a lot of prep. The kicker for me is I was eating constantly. Tons of meat and tons of fruit. I'd say give it a try I swear I lifted better then than I ever have, my training partner even mentioned it.

mastermonster
11-22-2010, 09:27 PM
I'll ask. What is it? I haven't heard of it. I like the meat and fruit part.

Brian Hopper
11-22-2010, 10:09 PM
I'll ask. What is it? I haven't heard of it. I like the meat and fruit part.

I was thinking the same thing, lol!!!!

DrunkMonkey
11-22-2010, 10:28 PM
I think paleo is mostly B.S. There is nothing wrong with milk, provided you aren't lactose intolerant.

Clone
11-23-2010, 05:28 AM
I think true Paleo would get bland quite fast.

I did it for a little while and got my bodyfat down to about 6%. (usually at 10%)

One thing I did like was I wasn't bloated from breads and pasta, and did feel better overall, sort of a "light" type feeling.

Best thing to do is give it a shot and see.

I surely did miss mashed potatoes and milk. :)

Clone
11-23-2010, 05:30 AM
I'll ask. What is it? I haven't heard of it. I like the meat and fruit part.

Brief introduction:

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/finding_the_line.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

Travis Bell
11-23-2010, 06:16 AM
I think paleo is mostly B.S. There is nothing wrong with milk, provided you aren't lactose intolerant.

If I recall correctly, Scott has mentioned he is indeed lactose intolerant

ScottYard
11-23-2010, 06:46 AM
If I recall correctly, Scott has mentioned he is indeed lactose intolerant

I am LOL

ScottYard
11-23-2010, 06:46 AM
I think true Paleo would get bland quite fast.

I did it for a little while and got my bodyfat down to about 6%. (usually at 10%)

One thing I did like was I wasn't bloated from breads and pasta, and did feel better overall, sort of a "light" type feeling.

Best thing to do is give it a shot and see.

I surely did miss mashed potatoes and milk. :)

How did your energy levels do?

ScottYard
11-23-2010, 06:47 AM
I'll ask. What is it? I haven't heard of it. I like the meat and fruit part.

Its basically eating like a cave man did a million years ago. Olyy natural foods and nothing processed. Especially nothing from the agricultural advances such as grain, breads ect.

mike mcgee
11-23-2010, 07:00 AM
I teeter back and forth between Paleo and trying to eat as much whole foods as I can. Like with any diet, Paleo included, there are too many restrictions, hence the term "strict paleo". I love milk, but because milk has potential inflammatory properties, it's not paleo. So that being said, milk based proteins are not paleo. Also, it is really expensive. If you have the discipline and pockets, go for it. If not, try to stick with whole foods, meats (grass-fed), fruits, nuts and seeds, and vegetables and limit or eliminate processed foods, starches and sugar. BTW it is also not a diet for bulking up. Most people lose weight (bf%) on it.

Clone
11-23-2010, 10:40 AM
How did your energy levels do?

I felt great at first and set some rep PR's, at a lighter bodyweight.

But my enegy did decrease slowly. I had trouble finishing my workouts.

I added oats and milk back in, and started to get back to my old energy levels.

Not sure if my body would have adapted if I stuck with it longer. Only did it for 2-3 months.

KoSh
11-23-2010, 10:54 AM
I'm straight up allergic to dairy and contemplated going on paleo... But it's too expensive for me. Can't afford it at all.

mastermonster
11-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Brief introduction:

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/finding_the_line.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

Thanks! Interesting reading. Definately tweaked my interest in looking more into it.