Video for Gymchat 255 - Pillars of Paleo (Adam Farrah)

What's your current diet like? What do you eat, and why?

Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 255 - Pillars of Paleo [with Kettlebell and CrossFit Coach Adam Farrah and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.

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It was a fantastic discussion. Josh and Adam discussed :

00:42 Adam's background - how he first became interested in the Paleo approach
04:24 The bigger picture surrounding Paleo - how the nutrition side integrates with training and recovery
07:18 Foundations of the Paleo approach
12:48 The importance of sleep
17:22 Fine-tuning and individualisation of foods / changes in the way milk is treated
31:20 FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols)
33:01 Cheat Days
34:56 'You don't realise how bad you feel until you feel good for a while'
36:33 Fine-tuning and individualisation of your lifestyle / CrossFit
42:29 Stress reduction
51:44 Feelings are warnings (sensitivities)
55:42 Living your best life
1:00:36 Exercise frequency and intensity / active recovery
1:05:26 Purpose/Passion/Spirituality (not necessarily in a religious sense)
1:13:39 Summary & Bonus

There were also a number of resources noted during the discussion, as well as in the slideshow itself. In particular :

If you're ready to find out how to Explore the Paleo Approach yourself, make sure you watch this one. And to keep up with Adam and find out more about his own training & nutrition, swing by :


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