FINALLY – Some Professional Athletes NOT Gorging On Pasta
With the Tour de France just a couple of days away, it was wonderfully refreshing to read about the professional cycling team, Garmin-Slipstream, NOT filling themselves up to the brim with pasta! While it's not Paleo (as it includes some rice), it's a huge step in the right direction!
A recent article on bicycling.com refers to Allen Lim, PhD, "the brains behind much of Garmin-Slipstream's training and race preparation." In it, he states, "there's nothing nutritious about that (pasta)" . In fact, he has eliminated all processed wheat from the team's diet, and at races has replaced traditional starchy foods with balanced, whole-food fuel such as rice( here's said non-Paleo part) cakes made with eggs, olive oil, prosciutto and liquid amino acids. If this creates the impression that Lim knows something you don't, well, that's probably true. His job is to make sure that, unlike the rest of us, his team doesn't blithely adhere to old, counterproductive eating habits—habits that can lead to unnecessary weight fluctuation and diminished performance.
It goes on to read:
"Here's the good news. We've tapped into this new school of food science led by the likes of Lim to correct popular misconceptions about food, particularly about carbs and fat. Proponents of this new approach believe, for example, that a diet heavy in starch causes your body to burn sugar instead of fat, so you bonk more easily, often eat too much and end up overweight rather than properly fueled."
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