I am an athlete. Can I eat sugar?

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Every athlete, yet alone every person, has a different eating plan, diet, or no plan at all.

I am a huge believer in the paleo-primal, sometimes known as the “caveman” diet. I take it a step further and don’t eat meat, which is known as vegetarian paleo-primal instead of just the typical paleo diet. When choosing paleo there is no:

  • Sugar
  • Dairy (Including cheese)
  • Gluten
  • Processed foods
  • White Potatoes (Optional)

I do eat sugar on some days, but try to stay clear of it. I opt instead for natural sugars, like maple syrup, dates, dark chocolate chips, and even coconut sugar. There are “healthier alternatives” like sorbet instead of straight up ice cream or gelato. Or fruit snacks instead of candy bars.

It is a personal choice. There is no wrong way to eat. It just depends on you and how much you would like to take care of yourself.

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