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  1. avatar pwheeler says:

    Thanks for the information. I’ll look into the M. Sisson website. I teach paramedic students at the local community college. As the new guy I was assigned the introduction to research class. It is very basic introduction class. However I am able to use your articles among others in many different discussions.

    As we stress evidence based practice, the students are amazed at the lack of evidence for a lot of their ‘golden cow’ beliefs about nutrition and the way the body breaks down nutrients. They are astonished when they can not find even 1 credible study to back up their most basic ideas about carbohydrates and fats and protein. It’s a great way to teach them to follow the evidence and challenge what they thought they knew about nutrition.

    Thanks again and keep up the great work. Some of us are listening and hopefully, slowly we can change the public knowledge.
    Peter Wheeler

  2. avatar pwheeler says:

    I’m looking for advise on what to eat on my cycling rides. I ride between 20-60 miles for an average of 100 miles a week.
    I ride because I enjoy it and I like to train for longer events-usually 100 mile rides.
    So I usually ride according the heart zones. Most my rides qualify as low intensity aerobic exercise. Build an aerobic base and all that.

    My normal food intake is based on your information & book, G. Taubes, R. Wolf, M. Lalonde. I can’t tell you how much better my health & fitness has been since discovering the tip of this iceberg of knowledge six months ago.

    My question is what sort of food should I use for fuel on the rides?
    And what, if any, post-ride food should I eat?
    Thanks for all your help.
    Peter Wheeler

    • avatar Zoë says:

      Hi Peter – You may like to check out Mark Sisson if you haven’t come across him already. (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-metabolic-paradigm-shift-fat-carbs-human-body-metabolism/) My passion is obesity and helping overweight and obesity people to lose weight and gain health. Seems like you’re going in the right direction anyway with Taubes, Wolf and Lalonde. Fat is the most flexible macro nutrient – good for basal metabolic needs as well as energy/fuel. Carbs are OK for fuel and nothing else. I’ve chanced upon the odd study about how performance is affected by carb vs fat fuel. I leave this whole fueling for exercise arena to others – there are 1.5 billion overweight people to sort out first ;-)
      Good luck – Zoe

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