I finally found the article that Canadian Cycling Mag and Cheryl Madinger put together from an interview we did in the fall on the art of being Paleo while being an Elite Endurance Athlete. I have had several compliments from it and even a few people who were inspired to give it a try, so super job and many thanks to C.C.Mag for letting me spout off about sweet potatoes and other kooky things.
For clarity/disclosure/addendum, I avoid Gluten from all sources. I use white rice and organic corn occasionally if we are out for Mexican or sushi but mostly just to supplement carbohydrate when training load is high and 10+ sweet potatoes is too much. During rides I use maltodextrin based powders/gels for intense and/or long rides as well as BCAA and sea salt/electrolytes, the occasional ‘Jenny’s Macaroon’ finds its way into ride food as well. I consume limited
Nuts/seeds and fruit but this is not to say they are bad or to be avoided by everyone everyday. >Most people, on most days will get enough calories from a more normal paleo template (meat + veggies + fruit + good fats) . The message that you do not have to be perfect and that everyone’s ‘template’ will be different was/is my primary message and this was captured well in the article.
By Cheryl Madliger – Published February 1, 2013