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Workout Programs / Paleo and Starting Strength
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:39:47 AM »
I've been on Paleo more or less for 4 weeks now. I thought it was a good idea with a soft transition but that was just wasted effort so I started 2 weeks ago legitimately.

I'm also 3 months into Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength, barbell exercise 3 times a week: Squat, bench, power clean, press and deadlift.

On my regular diet I've been feeling amazing after each exercise, I've been exploding with energy. As soon as I started cutting out the carbs I've been extremely tired (emphasize) right after exercise and the day after I'm practically a zombie. I have also a 10% performance decrease so I've had to go back a few weeks of progress. It's very frustrating to feel that you're worse off on the "healthy" diet than on my regular one.

So my question, is this normal? What can I do to try to mitigate this? I've been trying to eat much more than I normally did but also much more fat. Any ideas are welcome.

When will I see my workout back to normal?


Diet and nutrition / Potatoes and exercise
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:59:27 AM »
I just started the Paleo diet but so far I haven't been able to reap the benefits of the diet, day to day I go from being nauseous to feel very energetic. I have two questions for all of you.

1) Potatoes, why are they bad for you? Disregarding the nightshade argument and the fact that our palaeolithic forefathers didn't eat them (not a valid argument). Do they irritate the intestines like wheat or do they simply contain too many carbs ?

2) I do heavy resistance training 3 times a week and I feel like I have a big performance impairment due to my new diet. How long is the transition period where I will feel back to my old self?

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