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So The Paleo Diet Is Just for Weight Loss, Right?

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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There are some who think that the Paleo diet is just that, a “diet”, a way to lose weight. Did you know that there are a number of professional athletes that follow the Paleo diet, not to lose weight but to maximize their performance?

From Stay Fit Central, some great reasons to follow Paleo and a few of the athletes who follow Paleo and why (check out their article for full details here)

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These men and women represent pretty much every type of sport there is and show that following the principles of the Paleo diet can help you build a leaner, stronger, faster body and become a champion. Some are more strict about it than others but all of them use its principles successfully.

Why The Paleo Diet Is Great For Athletes & Building A Better Body

  • Eating Paleo reduces inflammation so you recover faster.
  • Athletes who eat Paleo often report that their joints and muscles are less sore after a hard workout or competition.
  • Using your own body fat reserves for energy enables you to train and compete harder, longer than a high carbohydrate diet.
  • You will get all of the protein and amino acids your body needs to build muscle and get stronger.
  • Eating Paleo may help boost the production of key muscle building and fat burning hormones in our body including growth hormone and testosterone.
  • When you’re eating this way and using fat for your fuel you don’t have to worry about drinking lots of fat storing sugar-based drinks before, during, and after your workout for energy and recovery.
  • Once you’re body adapts to the diet, you will have more energy and greater ability to focus on putting 100% into every workout and match you play.

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Some names you might know …

  1. Amanda Beard – 7 Time Olympic Medalist In Swimming
  2. Apolo Ohno – 8 Time Olympic Medalist In Speedskating
  3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands – Professional Tennis Player
  4. Brendan Steele – Pro Golfer
  5. Eva Twardokens – Olympic Skier
  6. Frank Mir – MMA Fighter
  7. Hunter Pence – Professional Baseball/SF Giants
  8. Grant Hill – NBA All-Star & Olympic Gold Medalist
  9. John Welbourn – 10 Year Veteran Of The NFL

and more by checking out the whole article here

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Don’t forget, the Paleo Challenge seminar this Saturday at 1:00 pm at CrossFit Everett, where you can ‘learn all about it’!

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