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So Much Meat

What do Paleo-loving weight lifters reach for when they need to bulk up? Meat, of course — and lots of it. While I'm sure vegan or vegetarian CrossFit fans exist, they don't call Paleo the caveman diet for nothing. Lindsey Valenzuela, who finished second in the 2013 CrossFit Games, says she starts and ends her day with six ounces of protein and snacks on salami in between workouts. Even the protein powder was once grazing on grass — this Paleo protein powder, which I tried during the CrossFit Games, is made from a meat and egg slurry that's been dried and turned into powder. While it may not taste anything like meat, it's hard to get that image out of your head when you're drinking the chocolate- or vanilla-flavored beverage.