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Race Day and Training Nutrition
With the new year comes the number one resolution - a committment to fitness and health. Often times nutrition is overlooked or one of the last areas of focus when embarking on this new adventure and one of the primary causes of failure.
My first nutritional experiment started with the Dr. Phil Maffetone Two-Week Test. The test is built as a measure of identifying a carbohydrate intolerance but is also promoted to improve your diet, reduce body fat, kick start your aerobic system, and provide better overall endurance.
The two week test consisted of eliminating all foods that contain refined carbohydrates and sugars. This included breads, valwy rolls, pasta, pancakes, cereal, chips, fruits and fruit juices, processed meats containing sugars, milk, half-and-half, yogurt, energy bars and rinks, soda (including diet) and sweets. The ideal behind the test is to help your body transition to a state of fat burning vs. relying upon glycogen (sugar) stores to deliver energy.
My results and experience with the Maffetone Two-Week Test were...
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