I am currently on day 11 of the 30 Day Paleo Challenge and the transition to cutting off dairy has been easier than I thought. I consider my whey protein supplement “dairy” since it is manufactured from milk. Four years ago when all I cared about was “Gainz” and I thought fitness was measured by how much you bench or squat (half squat) I would never imagine I would be able to live 10 days without supplements.
My energy levels during workouts have not suffered and I no longer rely on a pre-workout. The only supplement I am taking is fish oil, enough to reach my daily goal 3,000mg of EPA/DHA. Overall my energy levels throughout the day have been steady and I drink about two cups of coffee a day (morning and afternoon). My days consist of waking up at 6am and going to bed around 11:30pm. My daily grind of my job, sitting in traffic, working tirelessly to continue to improve our box and working out in between. So my days are long and busy so consistent energy levels are needed to get me through my day. The Paleo Diet has given me the energy I need.
After attending the vendor village at the CrossFit games this past weekend I realized how many “Paleo” products are popping up on the market. Some of them are legit while others used cleaver marketing ploys like “Caveman” but had ingredients like “Brown Rice Syrup”. You will see more and more of these products hit the market and mainly in the form of protein powder or bars for convenience. Always pay attention and read the label to make sure you know what you are actually putting in your body. I am currently in the process of trying to get some good “Paleo” friendly products in our box. Stay tuned!