Nutrition

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To successfully finish an ultra, you need to learn how to fuel for the event. Yes, I know that the low-carb runner Michael McKnight has shown that one can run 100 miles without calories. However, I don’t recommend trying to crush your first ultra on zero calories. Instead, you should focus on fueling early and …

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I decided to try a vegan keto experiment. Keto has been great for reducing IBS symptoms and getting rid of hypoglycemia episodes. However, I dislike the idea of eating so many animal products. From my many years experimenting with different diets, I learned that I feel emotionally much better on a plant-based diet. However, every …

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Us runners love our carbs. And for a good reason. Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for endurance exercise that is anything above leisurely pace. Many of us runners are also familiar with the dreaded bonk – also known as hitting the wall. Bonking describes the point when your body runs out of available muscle glycogen …

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I have always been an early morning runner. When it’s still dark outside, and only the sounds of a lonely blackbird and the whistling of tree branches disrupt the eerie silence, I lace up my running shoes. Coffee has been my fuel of choice for the longest time. What’s been missing? Calories. I ran fasted …

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When I got interested in ultrarunning, I started to think about how to fuel myself during a run. Before stepping up to ultradistances, I hardly considered eating during my runs a necessity. I also raced half-marathons and marathons on nothing more than water. Foolish, I know. Today, I know better and include a source of …

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If you’re looking for an easy flourless pancake recipe with a success guarantee, look no further. These mascarpone crepes will be your new favorites. All you need is mascarpone, eggs, and your sweetener of choice. Or make them savory and omit the sweetener. I fried them in coconut oil and enjoyed them with applesauce 😋 …

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“Ultramarathons are eating contests with a little bit of food thrown in.” That statement by ultrarunning legend Ann Trason illustrates perfectly the importance of fueling during ultramarathon racing. More often than not, however, this is an area many runners overlook when training for an ultramarathon. The result? Stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and a resulting inability …

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What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught? That is the question Michelle Hurn asks you in her book “The Dietician’s Dilemma,” and it is a question that far too few of us think about deeply. Due to my experiments and a slight obsession with …

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