Bacon, butter and steak fat - Parramatta Eels' key to success

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    • Bacon, butter and steak fat - Parramatta Eels' key to success

      I don't follow Rugby so I have no clue who these people are hehe but I certainly find it interesting that more and more teams in Australian sport are turning to a high carb low fat lifestyle.

      Bacon, butter and steak fat - the diet of champions.

      Well, at least that is what the Parramatta Eels are hoping as they test new waters in their quest to return to the top of rugby league.

      Eels prop Tim Mannah has been on a strict paleo diet which has led to his skinfolds dropping from just over 80 to 69, sticking by the dietary requirements handed down by Parramatta physical performance manager Paul Devlin.

      "His theory on diet is completely different to all the education we have received growing up in footy," Mannah said. "It's starting to get a lot more popular now.

      It's a lot more of a high-fat diet, low carb, low sugar. Things like bacon and eggs, the fat off the steak, butter - things that we thought were bad for us - we're getting encouraged to eat that.

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