Paleo Q & A with Ursula Grobler

Ursula is currently working toward an Olympic berth at the London 2012 games. “I saw what some of the other lightweight rowers were doing to make weight; ie: not eating and then gorging on doughnuts after weigh-ins, and I thought that there must be a better way to be lean and still perform.”

Do other athletes and/or coaches try to convert you to a ‘normal’ athlete’s diet (high carbs, low fat)?

Ursula’s Answer:  Not athletes.  Most athletes are open to learn.  Coaches want performance, so if you perform – then it’s your business how you eat.  It’s when you don’t perform that they will start questioning your diet, but usually at this point it’s not the diet, there are other mental factors like lack of sleep and high cortisol levels that seem to be the hindrance.  The most critical are medical doctors actually.  Funny how that works out?  The people who are thought to know the most about your workings don’t care about your well-being.



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