(orchestra crescendo) – What happens inside thebody of a Paleo athlete? Because I think it's veryconfusing for a lot of people, you look at these Paleoathletes and they look buff, and strong, and they're kicking ass.
So, what's going on insideand when does it all happen? – Well, the Paleo Diet is, as you know, primarily animal-based.
If you look at thePaleolithic diet, actually, millennia ago, they were taking in between 125 and 150 grams of fiber.
It was a plant-baseddiet, so this idea that the Paleo diet is high-protein matches- – Well, the current.
– Yeah so, the current Paleo diet, they're taking in massiveamounts of protein.
So they're creating an acidic environment within their body, because they have to breakdown that excess amino acids.
And, whether you get big or not, I mean, I've seen some athletes train and eat an optimal diet, and they don't get hypertrophy.
So, many of these people are gonna look buff and big anyway just because of genetics and the training that they're doing.
But, you do break down the excess protein, and they're just making their liver and their other organs work harder to convert some of theglucose-forming proteins, or amino acids, into carbohydrates, because you need carbohydrates.
So, optimally, if theyget off the Paleo diet, they'd probably be much better athletes.
They'd be bigger, theywould feel a lot better and be more energetic.
– So, what? There's liver issues, heartissues, kidney issues.
– I mean it's systemic.
– They're also going to be ina greater inflammatory state.
I mean, animal based diet will put you in a greater inflammatory state.
– I just want to add onto what you said really quickly about Paleo.
We tend to think of itas like Paleo is here and vegans over here and it's not really the case.
There's quite a bit of overlap, right? They've eliminated dairy, they'veeliminated refined sugars, refined grains, andthey're eating leafy greens and things that are healthy and it almost always comeswith exercise, right? Because they learned it from CrossFit.
And so when you see results it's, one, they've cleaned up their diet a whole lot.
And it's like almost anyeffort toward eating better, you'll see results, right? It's effort.
And then if you're working out, well, you're gonna see even more results.
And so, that's why Paleolooks so good, right? And we don't hear about thepeople who failed on it.
You know, people are rarelyposting photos that are like, look, I gained this weightbecause I stopped working out and I eat poorly, check it out.
– And my breath is really stinky.
Like, people aren't doing that, and so you tend to think like, wow, it must work really well,look at all these photos.
You're only seeing one side of it, and we forget that sometimes.