Otina's Adventures

Otina's Adventures

Trip reports and photos from hiking, climbing, skiing
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado, Alaska, NY and beyond.

Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

What is it?

Just eat real food. (JERF) Grass fed and wild caught meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and healthy fat. No processed foods, sugar, gluten/grains, dairy or legumes (beans including soy). Eat when you're hungry, eat till you're full. Higher fat and protein than carbs, if you want to lose weight. Higher carbs with endurance activity.

Getting started? Start with Robb Wolf's page and read his book: The Paleo Solution. Reading that book convinced me to try Paleo for 30 days and test out the science of it (he is a Biochemist). 30 days later, I was 100% convinced, have never returned to either the standard American Diet or "Boulder Healthy" diet (ie mostly vegetarian).

Lifestyle aspects

What is Paleolithic Lifestyle?

Sleep! 7-9 hours of sleep a night, in a 100% dark and quiet environment. Why? Read this.

Paleo & Mountaineering

    Foods I eat during and after
  • Snacks and summit food: Epic bars (pemmican), craisins, dates, home dehydrated fruits (bananas, pineapple, mango, apples, strawberries), dehydrated veggies (zuchinni chips), homemade apple butter (with bananas and other fruits), tuna, home dehydrated beef jerky, homemade gelatin fruit snacks (made with grass fed gelatin)
  • Post hike: One pound of grass fed beef or bison with bacon, grilled vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini), hard boiled eggs, apple, banana, and coconut water
  • Sports Drinks: Honey Lemon
  • Pemmican! Beef,Veg, Berry, Bacon-cranberry, Various, Regular
  • Snacks: Apple Lara Bar
    Other aspects
  • 8 quality hours of rest/sleep after a hike to recover to near 100% for the next day
  • Take magnesium citrate (Natural Calm) to help muscles relax and recover
  • Diet as sunscreen (eat to protect your skin)
  • Post hike muscle rub


Links to more information

AIP or Autoimmune Protocol

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