Update - Effective today I am now grain and diary free.
One of my concerns was how Paleo nutrition would affect my athletic endeavors. Having read Paleo Diet for Athletes last week I have begun to incorporate some of the principles into my pre and post exercise nutrition.
The results so far have surpassed my expectations. My running has improved - stamina seems unchanged and I have begun hill intervals this week to help develop some sprint power. I`m playing some of the best goaltending to date in ballhockey and my efforts outside of the pipes is also getting better. It has been years since I played out as the impact of start/stopping running wreaked havoc on my lower back.Not only am I back playing painfree but my endurance and strength on the ball is awesome.
I`m sure the gains I`m seeing in running and ballhockey is a direct correlation to my continued weight loss. Usually in winter I gain weight but this year it is the opposite effect. To put it in perspective I weighed 216 lbs+ on January 4 and today(Feb 26) I weighed in at a svelte(for me)202.2 lbs. Whereas it might not be for everyone and does require lots of dietary discipline Paleo nutrition is working for me.
The true litmus test will be this Spring when the longer,harder efforts both on the bicycle and the run preparing for the BNS road races and TNS duathlons are required. Time will tell but I`m feeling prime right now.