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Old 11-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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Re: Book(s) for Paleo or Zone diets

Originally Posted by David Barnes Langston Jr View Post
I'm new to CrossFit. I have been told by my trainer and have read that I'll perform better at the box if I eat better. I've been eating better and I've lost a few pounds, but know I can do better. What books are the ones most people use for these diets?
The only Paleo diet book I'd recommend is The Paleolithic Prescription by S. Boyd Eaton, which was also published under the title The Stone Age Health Programme: Diet and Exercise as Nature Intended. These are long out of print though but you may still be able to get a secondhand copy via Amazon. The rest of them, including Robb Wolfs Paleo Solution, are little more than variations on the low-carb fad diets that have been around for years and are therefore best avoided. A far better investment would be good basic sports nutrition book such as The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition by Anita Bean, or Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

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