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Exercises / Re: Anyone in here a bodybuilder?
« on: July 12, 2010, 01:26:42 PM »
I am so happy to hear that Wlfdg.  My biggest worry in starting the Paleo diet was that I wouldn't have the strength to lift weights or the energy to do any endurance training anymore.  Knowing that you're and endurance athlete and a weight lifter and have been on it for a year puts me at ease.  I'm sure I'll have many more questions for you as the days go on.

I'm curious if you make any modifications to your diet such as the ones recommended in "The Paleo Diet for Athletes" by Cordain (he recommends whey protein powder, sweet potatoes) or do you abide by the rules strictly? 

Exercises / Re: Anyone in here a bodybuilder?
« on: July 12, 2010, 11:40:53 AM »
Great advice Destor.  I'll try your recommendation of packing in extra "Paleo carbs" after my workouts. Do you also recommend loading up on paleo allowed carbs before working out?

I'm the same way when it comes to "building my body."  I'm not planning on competing or anything, I just really like the look of it.   I'm already lean and have really low body fat, I just want to feel better, be less tired, and have more mental focus.   I have an feeling Paleo might be a good avenue for acheiving that goal. 

Exercises / Re: Anyone in here a bodybuilder?
« on: July 12, 2010, 10:23:30 AM »
Thanks for the great advice  I especially liked your bit about eggs since I am trying to stay economical.  Would it be adviseable for me to "hold-off" on the intense strength training until my body adjusts to the diet (2-4 weeks I hear) or should I push through it?

Thanks for your advice.  I'll definitely give that a try.  Would I be wise to cut back my exercise routine in the first few weeks of the diet.  I feel like lifting heavy weights at the gym and running are going to be really tough during this transition period.

Exercises / Anyone in here a bodybuilder?
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:24:21 AM »
Hey guys,

I've always loved lifting weights and being active.  I'm wondering how my new Paleo diet is going to affect my energy and strength at the gym.  Has anyone in here been able to notice strength, energy and muscle gains on the Paleo diet (and not just weight loss)?  If so, how did you do it?

Also, any recommended resources of other bodybuilders using a similar diet would be helpful.

P.S. This forum is awesome.

Introductions / Hello Everyone
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:16:36 AM »
Hello All,

My name is Brandon Jones.  I'm new to the Paleo Diet but I LOVE the sound of it.  In fact, I've been looking for something like this for awhile.  I'm anxious to share my experiences and learn from you all.

Diet and nutrition / How Long Until the Tiredness/Dizziness Passes?
« on: July 12, 2010, 09:15:12 AM »
Hello All,

I've been experimenting with the Paleo Diet quite a bit lately. I haven't bought the book but I feel like I understand the concept well enough as I've done similar diets in the past.
My intent in trying the diet was to have more energy, a better mood throughout the day, better mental focus, and to feel more vibrant and happy.

However within the first few days I experienced a HUGE slump in energy.

I felt extremely tired, weak, and dizzy from the low carbs (no bread, starch, etc) and eventually caved yesterday and had some melba toast (I felt much better afterwards). In reading earlier posts on this forum, it appears I'm not the only one who's had this problem and it looks like the tiredness eventually goes away.  How about the weakness and dizziness? And about how long does it take so I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.

I should also note that I'm a fairly active individual. I go running a few times a week adn lift heavy weights twice a week. I wonder if the low-carb Paleo diet is going to work for my lifestyle.

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