Supplements! Should we be taking Calcium, Vitamin C, B, Magnesium?
Paleo friendly eating out options.
More specifically, I mean fast foods, since most real restaurants can make substitutions for you.
Yes supplements!It takes forever for me to digest food as I learned the hard way post-WOD on Wednesday and Thursday. Some suggested the antibiotics I was on killed off the good digestion bacteria Bryce got me thinking about liquid meals pre-wod - so I did whey protein with fruit and coconut water yesterday. It worked (thanks!). Although a good pre-wod solution, I'd still like to find an efficient way to digest the other 5 calorie-rich meals I consume daily.Amy and Zack suggested probiotics - are there natural supplements or can I just use diet to get there?
T - Robb Wolf has been talking a lot about Now Foods Super Enzymes on his podcasts. Apparently it's easy to goof up the dosage so he plans to do a short video clip on his page soon to explain how to use it. If anyone isn't subscribing to his podcasts yet I highly recommend them. Beats listening to 96.7 on the way to work.
T - I posted a link just last night on my blog about the supergreen formula I've been using. It has a ton of great stuff to rebuild your system with healthy bacteria. Here its is...http://www.earthincommon.com/grainfields-super-greens-grams-p-110.html
I tried posting what I'm up to supplement wise, but exceeded the max character count of 4,096. I'll post it on my blog at: http://zackottecfc.blogspot.com/. I talk a little bit about vitamin D, magnesium, probiotics, and fish oil.
Since I was in this situation today, I would like to learn is it better to miss a meal until you have a paleo option or to go ahead and cheat? My situation was that I was running late, didn't have JJ's handy paleo kits or anything prepared around, and I was going to be in meetings from 8-3. With no lunch breaks or food, I ran to the nearest fast food joint (not a whole lot of options at 7:45) and got some breakfast sausage muffin sandwiches. I removed half the bread, but it still wasn't paleo, contained high sodium, and the list goes on, but my rationale was that the high calories would help sustain me till I could eat again and it was better than let my body eat at itself (especially coming off a 3# weight drop due to illness)
Thanks so much, there's so much to keep up with, so your suggestions (and tagging your blog entries) are really helpful.
I got my hair cut/highlighted which provided me ample free time to read my Paleo for Athletes book... and today's chapter happened to be about vitamins/supplements. Go figure.Suggested supplements/vitamins:Antioxidants:-Vitamin C (1 g per day)-Vitamin E (400 internat'l units per day - whatever that means)-Selenium (150-300 micrograms per day - this shows promise for reducing oxidative stress)Fish Oil!(The PfA books says the 2 active ingreds in fish oil that make it great are EPA and DHA. Consume 2-3g EPA and 1-2g DHA daily. Check your label for EPA and DHA content per capsule. Bryce says to take 0.5-1 gram per 10# body fat. My capsules have 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA each, so based on PfA I should take 10 capsules per day, based on Bryce's guidance I should take anywhere b/w 6-13 capsules per day.)Vitamin D - PfA says most endurance eathletes don't need this, but "those few who spend a good deal of time exercising indoors in winter months" or those who live in northern regions, because they don't get enough sun exposure. Consume (during low sun exposure days) b/w 400-800 intern'tl units. Don't take more than that b/c vit D is fat soluble and will build up in your body.It also said that the following are generally ineffective for endurance athletes:-bee pollen-carnitine-chromium-CoQ10 (CoEnzyme Q10)-Ginseng-Iron-multi-vitamin-yohimbineAlso, read this book! It's got a lot of important information for us!!
Johny,Robb Wolf has mentioned a couple of times on his podcast that you can fast about 16 hours before your body starts breaking down muscle to fuel itself. You probably made as good a choice as possible. Usually if I do bacon or sausage in the morning, aside from downing plenty of fish oil to try and balance things out, I just try to be really clean the rest of the day and don't really feel negative effects from it.
as for fast food, jimmy johns will do a sandwich with lettuce instead of bread. i bet you could make something paleo out of that. might try it tonight.
go too chipolte and get a naked burrito, go to any subway and hold the bread. that is all i have right now.
Don't mean to cause a commotion, but always good to hear all sides. :)Especially about things you're putting into your body.http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=344