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No more bonking!

Ha, I knew that the title of this post would get your attention. Now get your mind out of the gutter and let’s talk about how a low carb diet can benefit you if you are an athlete. I have just finished reading a brilliant book by Drs Phinney and Volek called, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. These two scientists have been researching low carb diets for the past few decades and are considered as the “go to” experts in their field. If you would like to learn how you can improve your performance as an athlete (especially for endurance events) then keep reading and I will share some key points from their book with you. Read the rest of this entry

Ketosis: The key that opened the lock

Recently I have taken my low carb, moderate protein, high fat primal diet to a new level. I have gone a step further and have also cut out nuts, berries, alcohol and dark chocolate as well as dairy (except for a little hard cheese and butter). I had to eliminate these foods so that I could get my consumption of carbs low enough to get into nutritional ketosis. Ketosis is when your body switches from burning glucose for fuel to burning ketones.  Basically, your body is enabled to burn stored fat for energy instead of using the glucose from the food you eat at each meal. Read the rest of this entry