Great blog post from Authority Nutrition busting many of the myths we’ve been told about mainstream foods and on whether they are harmful or good for us. Are low fat foods the way to go? Which fats are good and which are bad, should we be eating lots of small meals throughout the day? Are [...]
By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press
It used to be their guilty little secret. Who knew it was good for them?
After a hard workout, Olympic champion Simon Whitfield and other top Canadian triathletes would sit around and pour back a few cartons of chocolate milk.
“We have been doing it for years, thinking we were rebels,” Whitfield [...]
Courtesy of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple:
By now you know I have a biased point of view that rigorous endurance training is antithetical to health. Yes, I competed and loved it for 20 years, so I get the appeal it has for so many, but these days my personal focus is on maintaining the highest [...]
Mark from the Mark’s Daily Apple Blog has recently written a great post on how to save money on feed. 99 ways to be exact. A selection of our favorite ones are listed below:
Shop the perimeter. Don’t buy processed/branded food items.
Don’t buy things just because they are cheap. If you don’t end up using it [...]
Written by Gina Kolata and published in the New York Times, March 25, 2009
WELDON JOHNSON first tried caffeine as a performance enhancer in 1998. He was not a coffee drinker but had heard that caffeine could make him run faster. So he went to a convenience store before a race and drank a cup of [...]
From the New York Times — For people who are trying to lose weight, it does not matter if they are counting carbohydrates, protein or fat. All that matters is that they are counting something. This is what researchers from Boston have found and have reported in a recently published study in the New England [...]
Mark Sisson (of Mark’s Daily Apple ) has just posted a very interested article on some of the world’s healthiest countries and what we can learn from them.
More than anything, the Primal Blueprint is a pragmatic approach to diet and lifestyle. It is not dogma; rather, it is based on empirical evidence suggesting that following [...]
Mark Sisson over at The Daily Apple (a great nutrition blog by the way) has written a post on energy drinks and the danger they can pose (think too much sugar, coffee and other stimulants). The first couple of paragraphs are included below, if you want to read the full post please visit his [...]
The following was written from Christopher Kelsall and originally posted on Flotrack . Thanks again Chris!
As I understand it and because I may have made this up, for us long distance runners, each pound we are over our optimum weight, we are penalized 2 seconds per-mile when racing. If my calculations stand up to the [...]
Victoria athlete packs pill that’s said to ease stress and boost endurance
Paul Luke, The Province
Olympic athletes groaning under the weight of overstuffed suitcases may envy Victoria’s Lauren Groves when she arrives in Beijing this week for the triathlon.
Groves will be lighter on her feet than rival triathletes who have crammed dozens of bottles of [...]
Written by Leslie Beck and published in Wednesday’s Globe and Mail (March 12, 2008)
It’s a meal that’s long been a favorite of kids, athletes and connoisseurs of Italian cuisine. Even weight-conscious Canadians, no longer cutting carbohydrates from their diet, are eating it more often. Judging by the proliferation of pasta choices in the grocery [...]
A great article (or rant if you want to call it that) written by Chris Kelsall (here’s a link to his blog). A warning however, it may be considered offensive – reader discretion recommended.
The B$ factor explodes this time of year; wicked fulminations of unadulterated bovine excrement are disgorged, exciting the masses. Myths are created, [...]
With These Nutrition Bars, Every Order Is Special
An article written by Lisa Napoli and published February 20, 2008 in the New York Times.
At You Bar’s kitchen in Los Angeles, Marcia Monterroza, a worker, and Dennis and Anthony Flynn. Anthony and his mother are the owners. AVA BISE and Anthony Flynn share more than a typical [...]