IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT METABOLIC EFFICIENCY AND FAT ADAPTATION THEN THIS PODCAST IS FOR YOU! (Link to the podcast below.)
The two guest speakers are Bob Seebohar (the sports dietician who coined the phrase "metabolic efficiency") and his business partner Dina Griffin (a top-notch dietician who had been practicing with Bob for 5 years).
They cover many of the key questions that come up in regards to what metabolic efficiency is and what it is not. A low carb diet doesn't define metabolic efficiency and I am thrilled to be able to post the link to this podcast on my site for those people who want to know more.
The show covers the following points as outlined by Endurance Planet:
Metabolic efficiency (ME) and fat adaptation through sensible nutrition, and why ME is not equal to low-carb
Carbs! Tackle high fat vs high carb (or traditional carb fueling) for endurance athletes
How did Dina and Bob’s philosophy on sports nutrition evolve into what you believe in and recommend today?
Why you want ME and how carbs fit into the picture including traditional high carb vs low carb, timing of carbs, etc.
What the research really says about low-carb and ME for athletes (and this may surprise some of you!)
Describe a typical metabolic test and how you then make recommendations for that athletes?
If someone is a sugar burner how do you lay out a plan to shift that to more fat burning?
How long till you get results?
What do they typically see in lab tests on athletes?
Is testing necessary or can we guesstimate?
Should nutrition be periodized for training and the race season? i.e. High fat with base phase/lower intensity, then high carb with build/race phase, or is that outdated and we can remain lower carb in periods of more intensity?
Thoughts on timing of macronutrients and carb refueling; when to eat your carbs (AM, PM, during training, etc)?
Real-life recommendations for athletes and types of foods you should be eating and should be avoiding
The link to listen to the podcast: