My Crossfit gym pointed me towards the Paleo DIet and in researching it I found Mark's book on Amazon and purchased it. I'm halfway through the book and have just read through some of the great information here on the website.
Already I am into about a week of PB diet (following the 80/20 anyways) and have noticed my energy levels are about 10-15% higher then they have been in almost a year. So my motivation is good.
Stats: I'm about 18% bf, 197lbs, 6'2". I have been Crossfit 3x a week for about two months and have had my weight stay the same since I started (which is o.k. as my waistline shrank and I have more muscle now). I also am a runner, I average 20-25 miles a week and am training for a marathon. I ran SD Rock and Roll last year (my first) and finished 4:52. Following a marathon training program. I was cruising, as it was my first and finished strong and felt good afterwords (went to work next day no problem).
My goals - Drop bf% to 12% or so and lose 7 lbs of weight while maintaining and if possible increasing muscle. Plus stay healthy!!
I will modify a bit as I will use gel or sports drinks on and following long runs. Otherwise I intend on following PB (o.k. I like oatmeal with blueberrys in the a.m.! Although an omlette and bacon sounds great.)
Any advice/feedback/etc. would be welcome.
Thanks! ----------- Ted