‘Low Carb’ (high veg); High Protein/Fat Nutrition: Issues for Athletes
I am eager to discuss a few points of low carb; high protein and fat nutrition. I have some comments/points to make, but, for the most part seek your feedback. Thanks.
After experimenting for some time on my own body, I am now a convert to so-called ?low carb?, high protein / fat nutrition. The particular style of eating I favour is one which leans towards Paleolithic ideals. In this sense, the diet is not ?low carb? per se, as I consume lots of vegetables. However, the amount of calories derived from these carbs (i.e. vegetables) could be said to be comparatively low.
Problems/questions/requests for help with the high fat/protein protocol:
1)a) Being a swimmer who weight trains (with a resulting high caloric expenditure), I now find it difficult to attain the calories required to sustain and gain muscle mass. Anyone got any solutions for increasing calories while remaining in paleo / high protein/fat mode? What are good sources / means of attaining quality calories? Any other suggestions?
1)b) Connected to issues of high protein/fat consumption (plus veggies) is the sheer volume of food that one has to cram in the stomach to meet high caloric requirements. Any on increasing protein / fat use by the body or ways to get more of this food in throughout the day? I have considered nutritional absorption products, but do not know of any major brands/lines. Any vegetables, nuts, fats etc. that are significantly high in calories / helpful for the athlete?
- As yet, I have not read widely on the subject. Top books I have heard of come from:
Natural/Historical perspective, Price, W., Bond, G.
Paleo/natural: Eaton, S.B., Cordain, L., Audette, R., Hofmekler O. & Holtzberg, D.
Low carb; high prot&fat: Allan, C.B. & Lutz, W., Eades, M.R. & Eades, M.D. Sears, B., Atkins, R.
Low carb; high prot&fat and sport: Di Pasquale, M., McDonald, L.
What books on this subject do you feel are superior for the athlete?