Is a Paleo Diet Safe (Or Smart) For a Cyclist?

My main meals are very much in the Paleo realm with mango chicken salads and salmon with maple bacon butternut squash and coconut flour pancakes, but I think it would be very difficult to maintain the strict Paleo lifestyle and still get enough carbs on a daily basis and during long rides. In fact, articles about the Paleo lifestyle may highlight more of a need to tweak the process around biking. One particular article points out the need to consume more glycogen than is generally possible through the consumption of fruits and vegetables. However, others have written books on how to maintain the Paleo lifestyle while maintaining athletic performance. As the book describes, the general premise of the Paleo diet results in a lower carb intake than what athletes are told to consume.

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