How much carbs can you (athlete or not) eat before you start converting it to fat?

How much carbs can you (athlete or not) eat before you start converting it to fat?

Knowing how much carbohydrates to eat to fuel as an athlete or just to stay healthy can be really confusing! 

In this post, I provide easy to follow guidelines for both active and non-active people seeking to manage their carb intake for sport performance, weight loss, or general health.

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Health & Fitness Digest - Nov 20

Health & Fitness Digest - Nov 20

 

In today's digest:

  • Why adding an egg to your salad is recommended (no, not just for protein & fat)
  • Skipping carbs at breakfast helps keep blood sugar under control the entire day
  • Adding to your marathon nutrition can improve your performance & recovery
  • Fasting Blood Sugar: a key indicator for heart disease
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Health & Fitness Digest - September 14

Health & Fitness Digest - September 14

In today's digest:

  • Exposure to BPA Plastics (e.g. water bottles) linked to anxiety and depression in young
  • Should you believe the “research” on artificial sweeteners?
  • Ultra-sound during the first 3 months of pregnancy linked to increased severity of autism
  • How frequent “resistance” training impacts your running economy

 

 

 

 

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Health & Fitness Digest - June 26

Health & Fitness Digest - June 26

In today's digest:

  • Regular Yoga practice shown to significant reduce stress, menopause & depression symptoms, and increase quality of life
  • Hypoxic Training significantly improves VO2max in trained runners
  • Doctors issue strong warnings about LED lights
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Health & Fitness Digest - 20 May

Health & Fitness Digest - 20 May

In this digest:

  • New Harvard study reveals impact of pesticides on fertility in men
  • This is why I always look at the names and affiliations of individuals authors of studies in health and nutrition!
  • Curcumin shown to slow down cognitive (mental) function decline
  • Interval training vs. cardio: how they compare on cardiometabolic health
  • Impact of endurance training/racing on immune system & amino acids
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An alarming number of men & women are deficient in testosterone. Are you?

An alarming number of men & women are deficient in testosterone. Are you?

Testosterone deficiency is one of the biggest problems affecting male and female populations throughout the world.

Testosterone deficiency isn't just a problem for muscle gain and sexual performance. Testosterone is one of the key mult-function hormones in both men and women, and deficiency is linked to a wide variety of diseases, including obesity, diabetes, compromised immune system, and even heart disease.

People most prone to deficiency are those exposed to extreme physical/mental stress, vegans, and those exposed to environmental toxins.

In this post, I talk about the reasons, the importance of finding out, and offer 10 tips to address that problem.

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Health & Fitness Digest - 31 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 31 March

In today's health & fitness digest:

- Suffering from chronic lower back pain? Double your recovery with these tools.

- Being short (men) and overweight (women) has a real impact on your salary.

- Sodium supplements have no impact on nausea & vomiting during ultra-endurance events.

- Why I'm going to start Tai Chi and you should too.

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Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

In today’s health & fitness digest:

  • Iron supplementation shown to boost mental performance in women without iron anaemia
  • High fat dairy “beats” low fat dairy in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol
  • Blood levels of Omega 3 affect your risk of depression
  • Yet another study that demonstrates that you don’t need to take sodium for hot/humid endurance races
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10 life & career lessons I learned from racing Ironman - Part 2

10 life & career lessons I learned from racing Ironman - Part 2

Little did I know that my adventure into Ironman Triathlon would lead to a number of "life lessons and principles", which I apply (and teach) in every aspect of my life: career, relationships, personal development, and much more.

 

This is my story into this magnificent sport and the "life lessons" I learned along the way.

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10 life & career lessons I learned from racing Ironman - Part 1

10 life & career lessons I learned from racing Ironman - Part 1

Little did I know that my adventure into Ironman Triathlon would lead to a number of "life lessons and principles", which I apply (and teach) in every aspect of my life: career, relationships, personal development, and much more.

 

This is my story into this magnificent sport and the "life lessons" I learned along the way.

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The first health & fitness digest for 2016!

The first health & fitness digest for 2016!

In the first digest of 2016: 

  • Study reveals that the less children sleep the fatter they get
  • Clear evidence that nuts reduce risk of mortality
  • Dark chocolate will make you stronger on the bike!
  • Antidepressants during pregnancy significantly increase risk of child autism
  • If you want to get smarter, then focus on HIT
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SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

In this week’s digest:

-          Use intermittent fasting for weight loss and numerous health benefits

-          Use cocoa to accelerate muscle recovery after exercise (among other benefits)

-          Sugar-free sports and diet drinks heavily damage teeth

-          Use Ashwagandha for a strong boost in cardiovascular fitness

-          New research shows massive impact of sugar irrespective of the rest of the diet

-          Eat nuts for improvements in cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides

-          Replace diet soda with water for significantly more weight loss

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