Or am I? I’d like to address this since I’ve seen some comments online that refer to me in this way. While I am most definitely a big believer in the many benefits of living a Paleo lifestyle, I’ve tried my hand at getting ready for a figure show while maintaining my grain free approach and sadly, it’s just not the same. Muscle does not look the same without grain and my priority at the moment is to look good on stage. Without it, I was looking too ripped, flat and stringy, which does not do well with my organization, the NPC.
There’s no doubt in my mind that I will resume a Paleo diet when my priorities change, but for now, I do in fact eat a very small amount of grain to maintain muscle fullness. By minimal, I’m talking a very small amount in two out of 6 or 7 meals daily. I have seen other competitors maintain Paleo eating for prep, Rob Riches for instance, but I have also seen him change up his diet to incorporate grain and attain more fullness, so it is my understanding that he cycles it too.
In any case, I thought I’d take a moment to clear it up in case anyone was under the impression I had the secret combination to being both. Sadly, I do not though I wanted badly to find a way. For now, I’m content being Paleoish in an effort to achieve my goals.