Saturday, August 25, 2012

Low Carb for Athletes

Sound familiar?  "supplementing with simple carbs effectively turns off one's ability to access fat stores and use them for fuel"

Very Low Carb Performance with Peter Attia

Conventional wisdom says you need to eat lots of carbs to exercise. As you probably know that’s not true. But how low carb can you go — and are there even benefits to performance from eating extremely low carb?
Peter Attia is a medical doctor and an endurance athlete. He’s learned from the world’s biggest experts on keto-adaptation (such as dr Stephen Phinney) and in the last few years he has relentlessly self-experimented.
Here dr Attia shares his insights on very low carb (ketogenic) diets and physical and mental performance.