Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula fo Peak Athletic Performance
by Loren Cordain, PhD, and Joe Friel, MS
Rodale Books, softcover, 288 pages at Amazon.com
Perhaps no other person has done as much research on the Paleo diet than Dr. Loren Cordain, and his first book, The Paleo Diet, is widely acknowledged as an authoritative guide to eating Paleo. We’ve even used the book in promotions in the past, and think it’s just a great read.
In his second book, Paleo Diet for Athletes (revised in 2012), Cordain and co-author Joe Friel explore the Paleo diet as it applies to athletes. The book is a huge resource for anyone pursuing an active, athletic lifestyle and is particularly well suited for endurance athletes.
The book covers topics like pre- and post-workout meals, plus a full and thorough debunking of the myths associated with the “traditional” athletics-inspired diet: grains, starches, and refined sugars.
Paleo Diet for Athletes provides people of all athletic talents and levels with a guidebook for eating the foods that will best prepare them for activity, increase their performance, and aid in their recovery. Cordain and Friel, in simple-to-understand language, inform you just how eating Paleo effects the body.
We’re huge fans of Dr. Cordain here at the Paleo Plan, and his follow-up book is a great read that only solidifies our stance on the Paleo Diet. Definitely check it out.