I became an avid runner in the late 70’s during America’s movement and love for running. When races were fewer and the fields were smaller; a time of Steve Prefontaine, Joan Benoit, Bill Rodgers, and Frank Shorter.
Since then, I have completed too many marathons to recall, interspersed with 10k’s, and other distances, long before the popularity of today’s 5k’s. I did my initial ultramarathon in 1980, the day after my 30th birthday, but it was a full decade before the ultramarathon distance became my preferred venue. I now focus more on timed events, such as 12 or 24 hours, but still enjoy specific distances, including 50 miles or 100k.
Once I transitioned into marathons, my diet was all about “carbo loading.” I promoted high carb, low fat diets. I was wrong, so very wrong. As an Organic Chemistry professor, I was passionate about my subject matter. Now, retired, I am equally passionate to educate and promote the healthy lifestyle of LCHF, Intermittent Fasting (IF), and the benefits of autophagy.
Emerging science shows a strong correlation between metabolic diseases and diet. We have the capability and personal choice to inhibit or eliminate many diseases: cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and more.
Can it be this easy, this straightforward? Eat low carb, moderate protein, and consume fat as your energy source. Stay Strong.