Paleo, Primal or Zone?
So, I consider crossfitters to be the most in shape people on earth. And I keep noticing that they tend to eat one of these three diets...usually paleo. Personally, I try to just eat for my macro balance and I try to eat quality stuff but sometimes I just have to eat what's available to me. I don't like the idea of "dieting" and I try to make my eating a lifestyle, not a fad. My goals are to have as much learn muscle as I can while still being athletic, flexible and fluid in movement...and of course to have low body fat.
Anyway, I was just wondering what the skimble community eats to stay fit? Is it one of the three diets I listed, something similar or something else completely diff? And why?
Also, I'd love to hear what kind of results you've gotten through your eating habits!
Like you, I'm not really into any diet. I believe, the only working diet is a lifetime kind of eating healthy. But I'm caring a lot about food, vitamins, minerals.. it's something I'm interested in since years.
Now to my kind of food: I reduced my carbs, especially sugar to a minimum and this was the only one which helped me to get my bodyfat lower than 10%. Much protein, good fat and just natural carbs (like in fruits and vegetables). Usually I'm doing this 2-4 days a week in a row.
Of course, sometimes I also have all the bad food lol... beer, chocolate, cake. But very seldom and I don't blame myself when I do it. I just enjoy, knowing that 90% of my life I'm eating good stuff and burning the bad during my workouts.
Sometimes I also do kind of intermitting fasting: Early dinner, after getting up I'm running for in about 1 hour and after shower I have breakfast. Means in about 14-16 hours of non eating. I don't do this to lose weight, but to increase number of mitochondrias. It's one of two ways to get this.
To say it clear: I do NOT believe that a diet is helpful. But I believe in a healthy lifestyle. Paleo is a lifestyle, but it has changed to diet because many don'T understand it really. But this is an own discussion lol
I eat in the 'If it fits your macros' kind of way.
At this moment I eat arround 2700 kcal a day. And I will eat atleast 200 grams of protein and 60 grams of fats.
I try to eat as 'clean' as possible. But if my macros and kcal allow it. I don't really care so much, what I eat
So this means I will eat an ice cream or some chocolate in the evening if I still got kcal left to fill.
BTW I just want to add that paleo diet is complete marketing bullshit. The diet in itself isn't all that bad. It's not great either, it will work if you believe in it. But the whole story behind it is such made up nonsense. Why on earth would you not eat something because you think in some random historic part in history they didnt have access to this particular food. Hence think, because there isn't alot of proof about what they actually ate. And the claim that they all were so freaking healthy, fit and happy humans because they didn't have processed foods. Is even worse.
And this alone is why no one serious about food, should eat paleo or advice it.