High-Fat, Low-Carb Diets: Good For You and Your Cycling?
Part 1 of 2; For decades the use of carbohydrate in a cyclist’s diet has been a given. We know from research findings that carbohydrate is necessary for improving both high intensity and endurance performance. But recently this theory has been challenged by a number of endurance athletes and researchers. In this first part of a two-part series, Joe McQuillan and Alan McCubbin introduce us to high-fat, low-carb diets, discuss the benefits of such diets and look at how you can try one for yourself.
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diets: How To Try One For Yourself
Part 2 of 2; In the first part of this two-part series, Joe McQuillan and Alan McCubbin introduced us to high-fat, low-carbohydrate (HFLC) diets and compared two athletes who were about to start a HFLC diet. In the second and final part in this series our authors show how the two athletes responded to their diets and show you what a HFLC diet actually looks like and how they achieved "fat adaptation".
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What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted?
In Part 1 of 2, Mark Sisson defines what it means to be fat-adapted, explains the difference between carb-burning and fat-burning, and ways in which you can tell if you are truly fat-adapted.
What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted? – Part 2: Q&A
In Part 2 of 2: Mark Sisson answers your most burning questions about fat-adaptation including how to become fat-adapted, the role of ketones, and how long does it take.