This is a thread I will be following. Great posts by Jake, Derp and Zach. I can attest to doing a Paleo style diet for a long period of time (Over 5 1/2 years) while incorporating various forms of exercise and organized sports. I have never been overweight and haven't needed to lose weight my whole life as far as I can remember. While consistently maintaining a strict diet on 125-175g of carbs per day I found it harder to keep up with my exercise regimen. Without a weekly reefed I would feel drained with a piss poor attitude. Over the last month or so I have increased my carb intake mainly from sugary fruits and I am already seeing the benefits. My workouts are improving again, I feel stronger and less achy, but the main benefit I am seeing is a better overall mood and calmness. The main reason I started a paleo diet was to reduce my allergy symptoms and relieve myself of IBS and GERD. Paleo helped with that tremendously probably because I reduced the gluten and PUFA. Increasing the carbs made no difference and I still feel great. If anything I feel better as I am even more aware of the role PUFA plays with my body. I think some people unfairly put carbs from crappy sources in the same category as carbs from fruits/potatoes/rice. Like Zach mentioned, most cultures outside of the US have thrived for a very long time with carbs as their main source of calories.
No announcement yet.
Jakejoh & Derp, come 'ere! I want to pick your brains...