Author Archives: Sunny Blende

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Fat Burning: A How-to Guide

We have become a society of carb burners. That is where sports nutrition has been for the past couple of decades. Of the two main food sources the body uses for energy, carbohydrates and fats, our working muscles would prefer carbs because they create ATP (energy) faster. They are “easier” to convert into energy.

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What’s For Dinner? A Review Of Cookbooks For Athletes

If you’ve ever been to my house for dinner, you will soon come to understand that I am a nutritionist and not a chef. My meal planning consists of 1.0 – 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of “consumer” (guest or live-in), somewhere between 250 and 400 grams of carbohydrate (depending on size, what everyone

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Thirsty?

Why, exactly, do we as ultramarathoners need to drink so much fluid? What is so magical about being hydrated? If you think about it, the result of the human body running and running and running boils down to one thing – heat production.

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Fiber – Friend And Foe To The Ultrarunner

When fiber is mentioned in conversation, there is usually a pause – then everyone has an opinion. We know that fiber is healthy; after all, fiber decreases transit time through the gut. And we know it can cause ultrarunners problems during a race; after all, fiber decreases transit time through the gut! So which is

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Metabolic Efficiency: Becoming A “Better-Butter-Burner”

For those of you who are totally lean, terrific fat burners and never have any GI issues, stop reading this article. But for those of you who want to become, in the words of former fitness expert Covert Bailey, a “better-butter-burner,” read on.

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Nutrition and Your Mental Edge – Fueling Your Attitude

Food for Thought – Ultrarunning requires some mental stamina and the question, “Can we feed the mind with any special nutrition?” seems intriguing. Certainly lack of food can produce some pretty negative thoughts and a bad attitude, but is there some food that can help us think positive thoughts and improve our race strategies and therefore