Category Archives: Nutrition

Debunking the Myths: Saturated Fat is Your Friend

Dietary fats, specifically saturated fats, are not the demons they’ve been made out to be. Ever wonder how it got that way? Bad Science and Lies… In 1947 a researcher named Ancel Keys (remember that name) began a study on … Continue reading

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Optimized Fat Metabolism – To Carb or Not to Carb

Part 2: You Are Going to Hit the Wall… …unless you build a bonk-proof body. Ah, the bonk. The dreaded “wall” that is coming (for you marathoners it’s at about mile 20-22) and is basically the term for running out … Continue reading

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Optimized Fat Metabolism – A Primer

Part 1: My Experience I’m sure you’ve all seen the ads in UltraRunning or TrailRunner Magazine, the one that goes “Fat is your fuel” with a pic of an outrageously fit runner powering up a trail and a testimonial about … Continue reading

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100before21: Ask the Dietitian: Finding the best fuel Great little article. I’m biased towards the paleo side of things, but I’ve recently stumbled upon the idea of “eating to your blood type” which also supports the idea of “best diet … Continue reading

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3 weeks into the LCHF…

…and it’s totally working. Was able to do some really hard runs this past week, including some speed work yesterday (mile repeats to the tune of 6:57, 6:43 & 6:32, which was surprising) and a 10-miler on Sunday with a … Continue reading

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14 Days into the LCHF diet…

So here I am, 14 days into this thing. Basically, my old “staples” of bread, pasta, potatoes, rice and anything (everything) sugar (including most fruit, boooo) are gone, totally replaced by more of the following: leafy greens (kale, spinach, salad … Continue reading

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LCHF

I’m on Day 3 of this low carb high fat diet. I kept seeing those Vespa ads in Ultrarunning Magazine (as well as Trail Runner and others) and their motto “Fat is your fuel” I’m kinda intrigued. I think there’s … Continue reading

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