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Nell Stephenson on Paleo for the Endurance Athlete

Radio Interview: Wednesday, 27 February 2013

I interviewed Nell Stephenson on "Paleo for the Endurance Athlete" on Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday, 27 February 2013. Listen to or download the podcast below.

What is the paleo diet? How can athletes and others benefit from it? What kind of training and nutrition is required for endurance competition? What's wrong with the standard methods of training and nutrition for athletes?

Nell Stephenson is the author of Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat and the co-author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook. She studied Exercise Science at USC, followed by culinary school. She now owns and operates her paleo nutritional counseling business online with clients around the globe. Nell discovered paleo after contracting a parasite during an Ironman race in 2004.

Tags: Diet, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Paleo, Sports

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Subjects Discussed

The subjects discussed in this episode were:
  • Nell's history with endurance competition and the paleo diet
  • Contacting Loren Cordain
  • The basics of paleo, including dairy
  • The benefits of eating a paleo diet
  • The pleasure of endurance training and competition
  • Finding physical activities that you enjoy
  • The standard advice for nutrition and what's wrong with it
  • Nutrition in preparing for competition
  • Nutrition during competition
  • The importance of timing during competition
  • The difference that paleo has made for Nell's performance in competitions
  • Training for endurance events
  • Nell's training schedule
  • Endurance and paleo
  • Recovering after competition
  • Paleo is not too hard
  • Nell's new book, Paleoista
  • Nutritional consulting and downloads
  • Plans in the works

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