Resistant Starch: Understand it or Have a Broken Gut In the world of nutrition nothing ever seems to be simple. The topic of resistant starch is no exception. Whether considering high or low carb, Vegan or Paleo, there are many upsides and drawbacks to any approach. As well as seemingly endless questions for which theContinue reading “Resistant starch: The Key to Gut Health?”
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Excess Protein Won’t Help or Hurt You
Marketing science majorly influences people’s dietary habits of protein consumption. In the world of strength training, more protein is often considered better. Many upplement companies suggest mega doses (60 grams of protein 2x per day). Studies have shown that most people can only process about 20-30g in a 2-3 hour window. If a personContinue reading “Excess Protein Won’t Help or Hurt You”
Sleep. How You Can Sleep Better!
Sleep is an often overlooked cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. People tend to focus on diet and exercise. Often more/better sleep flies under the radar or is not prioritized on the pathway to health. With our overstimulated lives and packed schedules, sleep is often the first thing sacrificed to accommodate life’s demands. Have you everContinue reading “Sleep. How You Can Sleep Better!”
Food Politics. Still rotten.
This is a food politics rant post. If you don’t like rants about food politics don’t read this post. Last week the government’s advisory committee on nutrition released their new suggestions. The basic summery is eat less meat and sugar. The primary concern to eat less meat: the environment of course. I likeContinue reading “Food Politics. Still rotten.”
AT&T Park Sprint: Failure Breeds Success.
Att Park Sprint Review The Race As I watched my spear veer to the right of the smaller than normal target, I was immediately enraged. I had to do my first ever burpee penalty in a Spartan Race. My hope of a top 10 finish crashed to the ground along with that spear. Before thisContinue reading “AT&T Park Sprint: Failure Breeds Success.”
Monterey Super Race Report: Running While Sick is Mind Over Matter
The morning of the Monterey Super, the exterior the conditions were perfect. 56 degrees, overcast with a slight breeze. Perfect circumstances for any endurance endeavor, especially a Spartan race. Heat will make a race a lot harder and so will rain. Inside of me on the other hand, I was staving off a sickness theContinue reading “Monterey Super Race Report: Running While Sick is Mind Over Matter”
JERF? (Just eat real/ whole foods)
The saying J.E.R.F. gets thrown around a lot in the blogosphere. J.E.R.F. stands for Just Eat Real Food. Another variation of this saying is: just eat whole foods. While this is noble in concept, and probably the best solution for people trying to become more healthy, it’s a farce. Especially when you consider the startingContinue reading “JERF? (Just eat real/ whole foods)”
Carb Swishing Improves Performance
When it comes to nutrition and sports performance, it’s hard to know which source to trust. The vast majority of people don’t have the time to pour over the primary research. Conclusions are often influenced by marketing. Even if you don’t admit it, marketing techniques drives your decisions. Companies used what is called marketing scienceContinue reading “Carb Swishing Improves Performance”
Gluten is The Problem?
Holidays and vacations can become a great excuse to let good habits slide. Even the most disciplined and measured people can fall victim to this trap. Some say in the long run its a good thing to give yourself a break while others argue being too lenient is never good. This post is a checkContinue reading “Gluten is The Problem?”
Ketosis 2.0 summary
Last Monday I started what I called ketosis 2.0. This was a five day reset that I would be going super low carb (less that 30 grams per day) in order to propel myself back into Ketosis. It was very successful. In addition to the diet shift I also took blood sugar measurements and tracked whenContinue reading “Ketosis 2.0 summary”