Originally Posted by Gittit Shwartz
I think you'll find the closer BB'ers come to their contest, the closer their diet comes to being Paleo... They will often drop grains and dairy in the later stages of prep. Put anything unhealthy into your body and it will make you hold on to more fat and water in the long run.
If it helps convince you, I've gotten about as lean as a woman can be without being freakish (leaner than most "figure" competitors on show day - and not just for one day either) on a Paleo diet, with the only exception being whey protein post workout. My coach (male) maintains 4-6% bodyfat year round on a similar diet. Neither of us is naturally ripped by any stretch. I'm convinced we could not have maintained this conditioning over time had we been eating grains without resorting to some of the shadier tricks in the bodybuilding arsenal.
Interesting........well, I will be going as Paleo as I can handle for a while and lets see what it does for me. I do remember getting my leanest ever following the fat flush diet, which is similar to paleo, before my wedding, even eating lots of fresh fruits. but I have to admit, it was a hard diet to maintain, required lots of prep time (no time with baby) as I dont like raw veggies, and limited my food choices very much. Plus I felt hungry often
There has to be a balance.