Tag Archives: Low carb

Perspective, Process, and Performance with Dr. Justin Mager

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Your body as a living process didn’t start with you. It’s been continuing on for generations and generations and generations. Is it an individual process? Yes. Is it also part of a bigger one? Absolutely.

It may seem daunting, but understanding this process can put control over health back into the hands of the individual. Being aware of physiological biomarkers is essential. Biomarkers come in a variety of forms. Some are easy to pinpoint: fitness parameters, benchmarks, how you feel physically. Others you can’t see, like homocysteine levels, inflammation, and cholesterol.

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The Body’s Fuel System with CrossFit Endurance

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What would you say about an athlete who shows up for an endurance event after months of eating hardly any carbs?

I hope he’s on my team.

Ultra-marathoner Tim Olson recently won theWestern States 100-mile Endurance Run and beat the course record by 21 minutes! How did he do it? By training his fuel system.

CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie recently sat down with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean. They talked about Tim, his diet, and the body’s fuel system. Brian then goes on to share tips from his own diet during training and leading up to a competitive event.

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What Type Of Eater Are You?

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Twenty-seven years old. Finishing medical school to enter a surgical residency at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Peter Attia (just Peter at the time) was on top of the world!

Until the back pain started. What began as one day calling in sick turned into two, then a week, and before long he needed assistance just to get up and go to the doctor.

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The Scoop on Low-Carb Eating

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There are many proponents of low-carb dieting, much research in support of it, and a slew of people with real results (just do a Google image search). Still, there remains skeptics. And for understandable reasons. Two legitimate questions are often posed against the efficiency of low-carb dieting in weight loss:

Dr. Peter Attia, who runs a popular blog on health and nutrition, decided to tackle these two questions in separate, detailed articles. They are both worth a read, and offer interesting perspectives and possible answers to these issues.

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High Protein, Low Carb or High Fat, Low Carb?

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By now, you’ve probably heard about low-carb eating, and may have even adopted the lifestyle yourself. If you’re a little new to the whole low-carb thing, it’s not just about weight loss. Health benefits can include reduced risk of diabetes, increased HDL (good cholesterol), improved insulin sensitivity, decreased blood pressure, and it is also thought to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Sounds good, huh? But cutting carbs is only the first step.

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Fats As Fuel Help Runner Win 100-Mile Race

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Still unsure whether a low-carb diet can coincide with an athletic lifestyle? Last month we talked with CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie extensively about using fats as the body’s primary source of fuel and turning on  PGC-1α, the gene responsible for the efficiency of the body’s fuel system. Brian shared with us his experiences with his own athletes and how they’ve benefitted from low-carb diets. If this wasn’t enough, we’ve recently caught wind of even more proof that you don’t need extra carbs to fuel for performance.

Ultra-marathoner Tim Olson recently won the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, and he did it on a low-carb/high-fat diet. Not only did he finish the race 15 minutes before the next competitor, he beat the course record by 21 minutes! Many people were shocked to hear about his diet, and hopefully performances like his will inspire more people to activate their fuel efficiency gene.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.