Canuck wrote:Euan wrote:Canuck wrote:Fasting is generally begging for trouble for me. My mother and at least three of my siblings + me all have/have had very 'reactive' or 'sensitive' systems tending to hypoglycemic-type symptoms - and sometimes there is little to no warning before going from 'I feel fine' to 'I'm about to pass out'.
I used to be like that, before I changed my eating so that I'm getting most of my fuel from fats rather than carbs. I do not get the "I'm about to pass out" feeling now, even on an extended fast. It's more of a gnawing hunger; kinda like the difference between stubbing a toe and a lingering bruise in terms of intensity (bad analogue I know but best I can come up with.
As I posted, I make sure I get enough fats, as that seems to help.
The linked article on synopsis of athlete paleo - the rough breakdown of protein, carb and fat is basic sports nutrition (not endurance specific, but general). And the idea of fruit veg and lean meat, same. So looks like they're saying sporty paleos should eat like regular athletes...
It depends on your definition of athlete. For endurance athletes, sort of. The idea is that when you're not training, you eat paleo as non-endurance athletes or non-athletes would, which allows you to better use the energy from carbs etc.