1. Some research suggests that athletes training CrossFit-style should consume high amounts of carbohydrates due to the energy demand of their sport.
2. Paleo is a commonly used dietary strategy in the CrossFit world.
3. Altering the Paleo Diet by reducing carbs and increasing fat could be beneficial to the CrossFit athlete.
4. New research has displayed not only improved body composition but maintained/improved performance in CrossFit athletes following a ketogenic diet.
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