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For Athletes

Athletes have special dietary needs due to their level of training and exertion. Learn how The Paleo Diet® can support performance and recovery as you train.

The Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: Assessing the Fueling Station

Are you a good nutrition student? By using a gap analysis, you can create a personalized nutrition plan.

By Ryan Kohler
The Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition: Introductory Concepts on Fueling the Engine

Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the fuels that power human performance and recovery. And water is a critical piece of the puzzle.

By Ryan Kohler
Does sexual activity affect athletic performance?

Does sexual activity harm, enhance, or have no impact on athletic performance? A former graduate student of Dr. Cordain aims to answer this question in her study from 1987, recently published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

By Wendy Farrell, M.S.Ed.
Nell’s Corner: Why Bone Broth is Nature's Best Recovery Drink
Instead of turning to expensive, supplementary products to replenish lost nutrients after exercise, try nature’s recovery drink: bone broth.
By Nell Stephenson
Eating For Endurance
The Paleo diet can help you improve your performance by giving your body the fuel it needs to thrive. Read the posts on our blog for ever more information about the Paleo diet for athletes!
By Nell Stephenson
Nell’s Corner: Gaining Perspective On Athletic Injury

A fully Paleo lifestyle can support the demands of intense athletic training. Keep up with the latest posts on our blog to learn more about the benefits of Paleo for athletes.

By Nell Stephenson
The Endurance Training Dilemma – High vs. Low-Carb

Interested in learning more about endurance training on the Paleo Diet? Read The Paleo Diet® blog to find the latest Paleo news, Paleo recipes & more!

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Can A Depleted-Glycogen “Sleep Low” Strategy Improve Your Performance?

Learn if a depleted-glycogen can improve your athletic performance. The Paleo Diet® offers paleo diet plans, paleo dinner, recipes & paleo cookbooks.

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Fueling to Perform…with Food

Learn how the paleo diet can help you perform at your best. The Paleo Diet® is your source for paleo diet plans, paleo diet guides & paleo news.

By Nell Stephenson
Creatine for Athletic Performance and Health

What are the best sources of creatine and does the Paleo diet adequately provide you with enough so you can perform at your best and not supplement?

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Keeping Blood Sodium Levels in Check for Paleo Athletes

Diet too low in sodium can be dangerous especially for athletes engaged in endurance sports.  Is possible to keep sodium levels in check without supplement?

By Stephanie Vuolo
Are Fats The Optimal Primal Fuel For Endurance Athletes?

What is the impact of low-carb diets on an athlete’s capacity to burn fat for fuel, compared to the traditional high-carb diets used by endurance athletes?

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
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Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.