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Welcome To My Blog

Let’s Start With The Why

In my first post let me give you a brief history of “why” I’m starting this blog, what YOU can expect, and my nutrition philosophy. After being a sports science professor for 10 years, I began getting a ton of questions about nutrition from my students as well as athletes in the community. In particular, questions about sports nutrition kept coming up again and again. So, I decided to go back and study nutrition formally. Two years later, I passed the RD exam to become an established nutrition expert.

I believe my background in exercise and nutrition science along with my 20 years of experience as an endurance athlete will provide a unique perspective on eating for endurance.To learn more go to my about page.

My goal for Fuel for Endurance is to regularly educate, entertain, and provide plenty of value with each post.  I want to prevent you from making the same mistakes I’ve made in the past (hint, hint, I made a lot).I want Fuel for Endurance to be the go-to resource for all things endurance nutrition related.

Because the world of sports nutrition is evolving, I will be sharing the most current research, along with lots recipes ideas, and training tips you can use in your next long workout. I may even share some test results from my laboratory right here on the blog to illustrate key nutritional concepts.

My Nutritional Philosophy

  1. Food First
    I have a food first philosophy. This means, when given a choice, I feel you should eat real food. I will dive deeper as we get into later blog posts but suffice to say that learning how to make quick, easy, meals is an important part of a healthy nutrition plan.
  2. We Are All An Experiment Of ONE
    Many of you may disagree with me (and that’s ok) but I believe that there is not one eating strategy or diet that works for everyone. Ideally you need to find out what approach works best for you. Just because it works for you doesn’t mean it will be beneficial your friend or spouse.
  3. Eat A Variety of Foods
    I know this doesn’t sound sexy but this one is important. Whatever your approach, you need to eat a variety of foods. Too often we get stuck eating the same thing and this leads to burnout and can cause us to stray off of our diet plan.
  4. My 80/20 Rule
    I feel that you can eat well 80% of the time and still blow it the other 20 and achieve your weight and performance goals. Being so strict that you eliminate the foods you love sets you up for a binge down the road. Those who treat themselves on occasion are typically the most successful.
  5. Preparation is Key to Success
    Planning your meals in advance is very hard to do in this fast paced lifestyle that we live in–but it’s extremely important. Haphazard eating sets you up for failure. Peer pressure doesn’t help, especially, if there is no prior planning. It’s too easy to go hit the drive-thru or eat way too much at a restaurant.

These are just a few of my ideas about how to eat for health and performance. In future Fuel for Endurance posts, I will discuss how you can develop your own diet strategy to achieve your weight goals, faster race times, and a healthier you.

 

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