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Old 01-18-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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"The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

Hi,

I just picked up the book and while reading the book, the book is absolutely amazing, BUT, the authors spend a lot of time talking about how the 'body' works.

Without me spending too much time reading every page trying to learn how the body works before/during/after each workout, can anyone recommend the best way to get what I need from the book?

I just want the foods to eat and the times to eat them. The book is great and I want to spend time on reading the book, but I just started Crossfit and I want to start on my diet ASAP rather than reading the book to only start with my diet a week or 2 later.

What are your thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

I personally feel that "The Paleo Diet" is a better beginners book, as the Paleo for Athletes more or less builds off the first. However, you need to read it to get the info you're looking for.....
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

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Hi,

I just picked up the book and while reading the book, the book is absolutely amazing, BUT, the authors spend a lot of time talking about how the 'body' works.

Without me spending too much time reading every page trying to learn how the body works before/during/after each workout, can anyone recommend the best way to get what I need from the book?

I just want the foods to eat and the times to eat them. The book is great and I want to spend time on reading the book, but I just started Crossfit and I want to start on my diet ASAP rather than reading the book to only start with my diet a week or 2 later.

What are your thoughts? Thanks.
You can learn the basics of sports nutrition from the Australian Institute of Sports excellent nutrition factsheets (wfs) then it's just a case of swapping neolithic carbs ie.grains for more paleolthic options ie. roots and tubers, fruit, berries, honey etc.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

Read faster, treat the book like a WOD.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:01 AM   #5
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

Read slower, treat it like skill work
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

You can't do a search on this site or via google and gather enough information to start your paleo diet yesterday?
Hint: start here marksdailyapple.com wfs
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

Meat, veggies, fruits, nuts

Cook it yourself

Eat till full. Wait till hungry. Repeat.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:05 AM   #8
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

This isn't really the time to try and get instant gratification. I'm going to paraphrase from another post I read this week:

Learning the fundamentals of how things work, rather than just being told what to do, will set you up for a lifetime of great fitness/health.
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

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This isn't really the time to try and get instant gratification. I'm going to paraphrase from another post I read this week:

Learning the fundamentals of how things work, rather than just being told what to do, will set you up for a lifetime of great fitness/health.
something about being taught to fish vs. being given a fish?
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #10
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Re: "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" - By Cordain and Friel

I'm curious how someone who can't read a book (easy) is going to follow a strength and conditioning program (hard) or a diet (very hard).

I think even the "start here" tab, FAQ, and Just Starting section "sticky" would set someone on the right diet path...it would at least give them enough info. to be able to start their diet today, as opposed to waiting an entire two weeks to read a whole book.

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