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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.

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
Is Fasted Training the Fastest Route to a Lean Body?

If you start the day with fasted training and carry on with Paleo diet eating all day long, you’ll be much more likely to achieve your weight loss goals.

By Nell Stephenson
3 Tips to Prevent Injury During Exercise

Our bodies are designed for movement, but need to be fueled for optimal performance, especially for high-intensity and endurance athletes to prevent injury.

By Stephanie Vuolo
Olympic Hopeful Credits Success to The Paleo Diet

Olympic hopeful, Mary Maginnis credits her success in elite rowing to a Paleo Diet for Athletes and Paleo as the "free speed" that got her to nationals.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Why The Paleo Diet is Ergogenic

Learn why The Paleo Diet® is ergogenic. Visit our website for Paleo Diet articles, news, tips & delicious recipes. Browse our Paleo recipes today!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Runner Turns Paleo

Learn what happens when a runner turns Paleo. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for easy Paleo Diet recipes, Paleo Diet cookbooks & Paleo Diet tips!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Sample Menu for Endurance Athletes

Check out this sample Paleo Diet menu for endurance athletes.

By Nell Stephenson
How to Stay Lean In the Off-Season

Check out our article on how to stay Paleo in the off-season. Visit The Paleo Diet® blog for the latest Paleo Diet recipes, meal plans & tips today!

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
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
How the Standard American Diet Hampers Athletic Performance

Dr. Loren Cordain and Shelley Schlender compare the standard American diet to The Paleo Diet and how each can impact athletic performance.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Martial Artists Go Paleo

Learn what happens when martial artists go Paleo. Visit The Paleo Diet® for the latest Paleo Diet recipes, Paleo Diet cookbooks & meal plans today!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
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.