ShareCarbohydrates Foods in Your Diet
Carbohydrates foods in your diet are essential for life. Your body’s blood and brain need a constant source of glucose because they can not produce the glucose themselves. The carbohydrates foods in your diet supply the needed glucose to both. If you decide that you are going to ignore good nutrition and decrease the carbohydrates foods in your diet, your body will start to metabolize lean mass to provide the needed glucose to all of your cells. This metabolism of lean mass is not healthy to your body; and many
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ShareGood Nutrition Defined
Good nutrition is a phrases that means different things to different people. Some people might consider good nutrition to be eating less sugary foods while another’s definition of good nutrition eating more fruits and vegetables. While other will define good nutrition as eating less meat, eating less carbohydrate, or having what they consider to be a sensible and balanced diet. What is missing from the definition of good nutrition from all of these is that they are incomplete, and if you follow some wacky fad diet it can
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ShareWhat is a Calorie?: The Scientific Definition
What is a Calorie?
What is a calorie? is a question that most people can’t answer even though we are all crazed about what kind of calories we eat and how many calories our in our food. So, what is a calorie? A calorie is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. However, what is a calorie has a bit more to it when it come to living a fitness lifestyle. When reading a food
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ShareUltra Racing Hydration
Ultra racing hydration is critical in crossing the finish line. My goal is to drink 20 ounces of fluid every hour from the very start.
Q) Hi Ray got your webpage from a friend of mine (Frank Moreno) and you have good tips for newbies. I am training for Rocky Raccoon 100 miler, first time doing it; can you give me advice on ultra racing hydration?
A) Ultra racing hydration is critical in crossing the finish line. Francisco is a good friend of mine and we both had
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ShareThe Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat
As athletes we are constantly asking ourselves about The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat, the role they play in our diets and how they affect our body during athletic performance. I will try to take some of the mysteries away from Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat with some simple explanations of each.
The Food Pyramid
Usually when we are talking about Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat we are talking about “what to eat” or basically plain old food. Food is thought of as the things we eat that
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ShareFood and Fueling after a Run
Q) Hey Ray, What’s the best thing to eat right after a run? – David
A) David, the short answer is that your body’s window to accept carbohydrates after exercise is about 45 minutes, and about 30 minutes for proteins. Depending on how intense your run was and if your are able to eat right afterwards, you should try to eat within these windows. If you happen to miss the windows of opportunity you may find that your recovery will take much longer than normal.