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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Paleo and intermittent fasting?

Hey guys! New guy here.

I just started training MMA a couple of months ago and decided it's time I get my diet in order too. I'm guessing having a protein rich diet is what I should be aiming for, for the muscle building and all.

I recently encountered the paleo diet and think it's a great way for what I want to achieve.

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There was a thread on this and interestingly enough I was listening in to a conversation about this not too long ago.

The crux of it is, that the paleo diet may not be as healthy as it sounds. Why? Simply because during that time frame there was limited amount of food available so that's what they were forced to eat. Plus it's all what we perceive them to have ate during that time period which is pretty impossible to analyze. I dunno it was an interesting counter argument to the paleo diet. My advice. Do what works. I already tried the vegan diet pretty much for a month. Didn't work for me. I'm back to eating meat w/ the exception of red meat. Mainly stick with poultry and fish.

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Paleo was great for me. It's inherently loaded with protein and is low on carbs from processed foods so it's not difficult to stay in excellent shape. I was eating mostly meat and veggies at every meal which is my dream diet, I only gave it up because I like beer and hamburger buns too much

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If you're eating as organic and as clean as the diet suggests, then fasting shouldn't be necessary.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 02:35 PM
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I agree with cupcake. Intermittant fasting and training more than once a day is tough. I've tried it.. At first i was ok, but a few days in i had no energy whatsover. Eat clean/organic/healthy fats.

Thats what most of the top mma guys do.
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Paleo and serious mma training are a recipe for disaster. You need carbs to fuel you through work outs or you'll be gassed out and lethargic. Or you'll go into ketosis and die.

Just eat a whole food diet and cut out the sweets.

IMF is for body builders you want to be an athlete you need fuel. Eat some damn food, just don't shovel candy in your face and you'll be fine.

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Hey guys! New guy here.

I just started training MMA a couple of months ago and decided it's time I get my diet in order too. I'm guessing having a protein rich diet is what I should be aiming for, for the muscle building and all.

I recently encountered the paleo diet and think it's a great way for what I want to achieve.

Any comments?
i'm still trying to figure out exactly what the paleo diet exactly entails as it seems like there are various interpretations out there, but I will say doing away with some of the crazy processed foods and breads isn't a bad thing at all. I haven't been eating the same for a few weeks and have to say, muscle recovery time, and my general mood, and how I feel are all better.
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Paleo and serious mma training are a recipe for disaster. You need carbs to fuel you through work outs or you'll be gassed out and lethargic. Or you'll go into ketosis and die.

Just eat a whole food diet and cut out the sweets.

IMF is for body builders you want to be an athlete you need fuel. Eat some damn food, just don't shovel candy in your face and you'll be fine.
great way of getting to the point! truer words...
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If you're eating as organic and as clean as the diet suggests, then fasting shouldn't be necessary.
having moved to Europe recently, it is amazing how much better the food seems to be than in the states, more fresh, freer of some of the garbage the states pump into their food. I'm hoping this helps me toward better health in general.
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