If you eat/drink a lot of sugar like bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, noodles, sugarade, energy gels, crackers etc. then unfortunately you will be dependent on these cheap and harmful carbos as your fuel for sports and life.
What if you could kick this sugar dependency (cheap carbos equal sugar in your body) and eat/drink real and healthy products to better fuel your sporting activities and life.
So many people are upgrading their nutrients. Examples include Ronda Rousey, Jenson Button, Novak Djokovic, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, the Australian cricket team and a lot more. Please see here for more examples.
Nutrient loading vs. Carbo loading:
Here is a comparison of the 2 different fuel sources available to you. Sugar equals inflammation and is a quick burn fuel. Your brain is 60% fat and this is the preferred fuel sources for your brain and body too.
Nutrient loading feeds your body and brain optimally.
Cheap Carbo loading causes a sugar spike and inflammation.
Nutrient loading provides a superior, longer lasting fuel.
Cheap Carbo loading results in a quick burn, low quality fuel with harmful emission!
Nutrient loading could lead to a longer, better life and Cheap Carbo loading to Type 2 Diabetes.
Nutrient loading fills you up and satisfies you while Cheap Carbo loading stimulates your appetite so you eat more low quality ‘food’.
Quality food leads to quality results. Cheap sugar fuel might get you results for a while but it is less than optimal and could catch up with you in the end. Even Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Redgrave developed Type 2 Diabetes.
Nutrient loading helps local business and farmers who care about you while Cheap Carbo loading allows for big company executives to have a bigger car.
Luntiang Republika Eco Farms rock.
The Wholesome Table also rocks with quality grass-fed meats, organic produce and the use of coconut oil instead of harmful vegetable oils.
Do you think big food companies care about you? They care about your cash and employ scientists to make your food as cheaply as possible and as addictive as possible. Why else do they put in so much sugar, gluten, soy products, vegetable oils, chemicals and other rubbish products that harm you and your family?
Nutrient loading will be the future and Cheap Carbo loading a relic of an unhealthy past.
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So Why Do People Keep Carbo Loading?
The Final Words from Mark Sisson:
“The rise of low-carb endurance training.
For years, we’ve been told that to excel, compete, or even finish races in endurance athletics, we need to carb-load. Cue the buckets of pasta, flagons of oatmeal, ziploc baggies full of glucose goo, and gallons of ice cream. That’s how I fueled my years in endurance athletics and, truth be told, it’s how most athletes still do it. Here’s the surprise: you can be an effective endurance athlete while being fat-adapted.
A landmark study came out showing how endurance athletes on very low carb ketogenic diets can burn upwards of 1.8 grams of fat per minute as they run, smashing previously-assumed limits of 1 gram per minute. Incredibly, these dudes weren’t going all out, hitting the wall, or even approaching it. Where their ability-matched counterparts on a standard diet were burning about half glycogen, half fat, the fat-adapted athletes coasted for hours while burning 90% fat. That means they can burn their own body fat for fuel for longer at greater intensities, sparing the rare and precious glycogen for use at the end of the race when all the sugar-burners are bonking.
More and more athletes are discovering the power of fat adaptation. They’re going longer and faster while running on their own body fat. They aren’t bonking like they used to.”