No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Miami Heat Guard Ray Allen Credits Ten-Pound Weight Loss to Gluten-free Diet

Celiac.com 11/27/2013 - After dropping 10 pounds over the summer, Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen is touting the benefits of his gluten-free, Paleo diet.

Photo--Wikimedia_CommonsThe 6-foot-5 Allen, who enters the 2013-2014 NBA season at his former college weight of 197 pounds, says that weight loss was not his goal when he embarked on the gluten-free diet.

At 38, Allen stresses the importance quick recovery from rigorous training sessions and NBA games. His gluten-free Paleo eating plan emphasizes high-quality animal protein, fat (including healthy saturated fats), vegetables and fruits, and excludes sugar, gluten, dairy, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods.

Allen told the Miami Herald that "Recovery...is so much more important now that I’ve gotten older. I’ve learned how to manage my body from an eating standpoint. And I’ve always done it, but now I realize there’s another level."

Ads by Google:

He adds that he's "always prided myself in coming back in great shape, burning myself out conditioning-wise, running the treadmill, riding my bike, finding different ways to push…never have I added the nutrition part of this."

Even though he is seems to be benefiting from his diet, Allen clearly still misses some favorite foods. "I haven’t had a pizza at all this year, so I miss it," he said. "This past week, I just added pancakes back into my routine because I can’t go through a season without carbs."

Hopefully, those are gluten-free pancakes!

At any rate, it's interesting to see gluten-free diets get such praise from professional athletes. It will be interesting to see what the science has to say about the situation, once we can get some solid data. What do you think? Can avoiding gluten improve athletic performance? Or is there something else going on? Share your commons below.

Source:

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



1 Response:

 
Jen
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
05 Dec 2013 9:13:06 AM PDT
I know a lot of the NBA players who summer in Miami used the meal delivery Primal Organic. They used to deliver right to the gym.




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


When I was diagnosed, I told both kids they will have to be tested. They don't know it will be happening sooner rather than later.

Tell him asap to expect to get blood drawn next week or whenever the appt. is. My boys never like surprise medical exams!

Have him read about the disease and the multitude of repercussions that occur from gluten consumption that have nothing to do with "classic stomach" issues. Not following a strict gluten free diet can lead to terrible diseases because your body will be so weak and damaged. When my son was diagnos...

When I get glutened, I cough. Loud. for 20-30 minutes. Once people hear that, they take it seriously. Refer your son to the newbie thread. If he still doesn't get it, kick him in the posterior. Hard!

How about cooked fruits? You could even cook bananas. This is just something to think about. This may sound rambling for a bit but stick with me please.: I feed my dog a raw diet and part of that raw diet is all kinds of fruits & veggies. The catch is that the fruits & veggies have to b...