Paleo Meal Plan For Athletes

Numerous sports nutritionists and fitness experts have confirmed the Paleo meal plan for athletes as the most effective way of improving strength and fitness in athletes around the world.

In recent research conducted by a team of medical experts in Russia, it has further been found that athletes who have practiced the paleo diet have witnessed a drastic improvement in their stamina and overall physical strength.

Moreover, all these athletes have felt less tired and sleepy during their training sessions. With this study around, we can undoubtedly quote this paleo diet as a perfect alternative to all those low carb diets that didn’t prove to be that effective for the strength and performance of these athletes.

What is a Paleo meal plan for athletes?

Paleo diet is based on the dietary pattern of humans in the paleolithic age. Those were the humans who possess some unmatchable physical fitness and cardiometabolic health ( quite like the athletes of the modern era).

Hence, we can say that this paleo meal plan for athletes is just the perfect way to fulfill all the nutritional and fitness requirements of a modern-day athlete.

Still, before you start ahead with this printed paleo meal plan for athletes, consider the guidelines mentioned below for the best results.

General guidelines for the Paleo meal plan for athletes

  • Consumption of whole grains, legumes, dairy is completely prohibited in this diet plan
  • You are also not allowed to bring any processed or refined food in your diet
  • Keep track of your daily protein intake as that will help you during the muscle recovery process after a fitness training session
  • Dont skip the carbohydrates in your diet as that will come as a significant source of energy
  • Drink at least 14-15 cups of water during the day ( you can increase the quantity based on your training requirements)
  • Opt for home-cooked food as it would come free of any preservatives or chemical-based condiments

 

Weekly planner for Paleo meal plan for athletes

Day 1.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - tuna avocado salad

Paleo meal plan for athletes – tuna avocado salad

Breakfast- 1 serving of sausage and egg -white scramble with 1 serving of cinnamon apple bites

Snack- 2 serving of tuna avocado salad with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch- 2 servings of poached eggs with 2 cups of strawberries

Snack- 1 serving of cabbage hash browns with 2 strips of bacon

Dinner- 1 serving of jumbo shrimps with chive butter

 

Day 2.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - spinach and banana smoothie

Paleo meal plan for athletes – spinach and banana smoothie

Breakfast- 1 serving of low carb eggs in a nest with 2 strips of bacon

Snack- 1 serving of spinach and banana smoothie with pecans ( 1 oz)

Lunch- 2 servings of spring radish salad with 1 avocado

Snack- 1 serving of peppered cottage cheese

Dinner- 2 servings of spinach scrambled eggs

 

Day 3.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - turkey lettuce rollups

Paleo meal plan for athletes – turkey lettuce rollups

Breakfast- 2 servings of orange mango smoothie with chia seeds and 2 serving of poached eggs

Snack- 2 servings of turkey lettuce rollups and 1 apple

Lunch- 2 serving of tuna salad with 1 cup of strawberries

Snack- 1 serving of spinach eggs with salsa and cinnamon apple bites

Dinner- 1 serving of egg mushrooms cups with 1 apple

 

Day 4.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - Turkey omelet

Paleo meal plan for athletes – Turkey omelet

Breakfast- 1 serving of Turkey omelet with 1 apple 

Snack- 1 serving of lettuce cucumber walnut salad with 1 cup of strawberries

Lunch- 2 serving of ham and egg mushroom cups

Snack- 1 serving of spinach and avocado soup

Dinner- 2 servings of scrambled eggs with 2 cup of strawberries

 

Day 5.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - paleo pancakes

Paleo meal plan for athletes – paleo pancakes

Breakfast-2 servings of paleo pancakes

Snack- 1 serving of egg with bacon and Brussels sprouts hash

Lunch- 2 serving of zucchini hash browns with 2 strips of bacon

Snack- 1 apple with almond butter

Dinner- 1 serving of onion and tomato omelet with 1 orange

 

Day 6.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - chicken and avocado soup

Paleo meal plan for athletes – chicken and avocado soup

Breakfast- 4 easy to peel hardboiled eggs with 2 cups of strawberries

Snack- 1 serving of salmon-filled avocadoes

Lunch- 2 serving of chicken and avocado soup with 1 serving of cucumber slices

Snack- 1 serving of tuna mex tuna salad

Dinner- 2 servings of pesto scrambled eggs with grilled peaches and honey

 

Day 7.

Paleo meal plan for athletes - roasted salmon

Paleo meal plan for athletes – roasted salmon

Breakfast- 1 serving of mushroom and asparagus scramble with 2 cups of strawberries

Snack- 1 serving of bacon and eggs with cherry tomatoes

Lunch- 1 serving of banana egg pancakes with 2 easy to peel hardboiled eggs

Snack- 1 serving of roasted salmon

Dinner- 1 serving of eggs with bacon and Brussels sprouts hash 

Bottom line for the Paleo meal plan for athletes

Being an athlete, you have to pay special attention to your protein, carbs and healthy fats intake during this diet plan. This way, you can quickly fulfill your daily nutritional needs and give your best efforts during training sessions.

Printable (PDF) Paleo meal plan for athletes

Meals Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Breakfast 1 serving of sausage and egg -white scramble with 1 serving of cinnamon apple bites 1 serving of low carb eggs in a nest with 2 strips of bacon 2 servings of orange mango smoothie with chia seeds and 2 serving of poached eggs 1 serving of Turkey omelet with 1 apple  2 servings of paleo pancakes 4 easy to peel hardboiled eggs with 2 cups of strawberries 1 serving of mushroom and asparagus scramble with 2 cups of strawberries
Snack 2 serving of tuna avocado salad with 2 stalks of celery 1 serving of spinach and banana smoothie with pecans ( 1 oz) 2 servings of turkey lettuce rollups and 1 apple 1 serving of lettuce cucumber walnut salad with 1 cup of strawberries 1 serving of egg with bacon and Brussels sprouts hash 1 serving of salmon-filled avocadoes 1 serving of bacon and eggs with cherry tomatoes
Lunch 2 servings of poached eggs with 2 cups of strawberries 2 servings of spring radish salad with 1 avocado 2 serving of tuna salad with 1 cup of strawberries 2 serving of ham and egg mushroom cups 2 serving of zucchini hash browns with 2 strips of bacon 2 serving of chicken and avocado soup with 1 serving of cucumber slices 1 serving of banana egg pancakes with 2 easy to peel hardboiled eggs
Snack 1 serving of cabbage hash browns with 2 strips of bacon 1 serving of peppered cottage cheese 1 serving of spinach eggs with salsa and cinnamon apple bites 1 serving of spinach and avocado soup 1 apple with almond butter 1 serving of tuna mex tuna salad 1 serving of roasted salmon
Dinner 1 serving of jumbo shrimps with chive butter 2 servings of spinach scrambled eggs 1 serving of egg mushrooms cups with 1 apple 2 servings of scrambled eggs with 2 cup of strawberries 1 serving of onion and tomato omelet with 1 orange 2 servings of pesto scrambled eggs with grilled peaches and honey 1 serving of eggs with bacon and Brussels sprouts hash 

Paleo Smoothie