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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
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
Balancing Exercise and Illness: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Our immune systems don't just fight viruses; they are also responsible for our training adaptations making proper diet and rest critical for any athlete
By Trevor Connor, M.S.
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
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
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.
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
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
Reflecting on Kona: Writer Nell Stephenson Reflects on Her Top Five Performance at the Ironman World Championships

Read how the paleo diet can help improve your athletic performance. Browse The Paleo Diet® for the latest news in paleo food, paleo recipes & more today!

By Nell Stephenson
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
Vitamin D & Endurance Sport Performance

Learn more about Vitamin D & the paleo diet. The Paleo Diet® is your source for paleo supplement information, paleo diet tips, paleo recipes & more.

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.