Sports Nutrition with Matt Fitzgerald: Gluten, Grains and Dairy – Oh My! Plus: What To Eat and What to Avoid 48 Hours and 2 Hours Pre-Race, and More

August 16, 2014

Matt Fitzgeraldendurance sports guru, nutritionist, author, coach and athlete, joins us to answer your sports nutrition and diet questions. Specifically we cover:

-More sleep or a “better” dinner: Is it better to sacrifice an hour or two of sleep to make and have a quality dinner, or to eat something quick and easy and not as nutritious, but get more sleep?
-Nutrition for a 3-hour long off-road triathlon in heat and technical terrain (i.e. Xterra Maui)
-Thoughts on Camelbaks/hydration packs on bike portion of triathlon
-One listener’s opinion of Matt’s “doctrine” (on certain foods, diet, science, etc) and Matt’s rebuttal
-New study showing decrease in performance when athletes went LCHF vs. a more balance diet of CHO/Fat/Protein
-Low carb high fat (LCHF) for more sedentary non-athletes vs. athletes
-Why it has become so controversial to say that foods like grains and dairy can be permissible sources of nutrition
-Why should we avoid sugar and carbs 2 hours before a marathon
-Matt’s take on calories and carbs per hour for an ironman (bike vs. run)
-Is training without hydration or nutrition detrimental despite having really decent race results such as a sub-3 marathon?
-Should you avoid foods high in fiber within 48 hours of the event
-Matt’s new book: 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
-and more!

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One Comment

  • Ian says:

    “Every study..”

    Except the study at UCONN which is showing high fat destroying high carb for endurance performance. Go ask Zack Bitter and Tim Olsen how high fat is going..

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