Tag Archives: carbs

The Story of Low Carb Dieting

An interesting BBC Horizon programme about Low Carb Dieting… it’s from 2004, so may be a bit outdated, but it’s still interesting.  Here is is split into 5 x 10 minute clips: Well worth a watch.  🙂 The underlying fact of … Continue reading

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Two Week Food Test Results!

Two weeks ago I changed what I ate and started my Two Week Food Test.  I did this in order to: Challenge myself to try new foods and come away from the habitual norm of my diet. See what impact eating … Continue reading

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Two Week Food Test – Wk 1 complete

I was sort of dreading the weekend with this Two Week Food Test.  I thought temptation and training would get in the way, but I actually did quite well.  I’m managing to restrict the carbs, but not totally cut them … Continue reading

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Two Week Food Test… 4 days to go…

I posted about this a few weeks ago…and I must admit, I’m a little nervous about the next few weeks… I’m changing my diet to try the Two Week Test.  This is where I reduce or eliminate my well loved … Continue reading

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Want to lose weight?

I’m reading Why we get fat: and what to do about it, by Gary Taubes, (I got the audiobook infact), and thought I’d share some of the ideas within it: If you want to lose weight, it’s less about reducing how … Continue reading

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Wk21 – 5M Pollock Park wi Gill

Thursday morning and after my 10 miles the night before… I wasn’t sure how I’d feel today, but I was ok.  Up and at Bella for 630am to meet Gill. Gill had a cold last week so she wasn’t expecting … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato, Oat and Honey mix

Ok, so I read somewhere that runners who do Ultra marathons tend to rely on actual food to fuel their runs, instead of just gels and energy drinks (like I have done for training for and completing marathon distances). As … Continue reading

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Final Taper week & Carb loading

Week13 of my marathon training: taper week.  The aim is to keep active, but cut back on exercise.  Increase water and carb intake and increase sleep if possible. Perhaps this is too much planning…but here is the plan for this … Continue reading

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Do I use Dioralyte on race day or not??

So… I know I need to stay hydrated on a run… and on e along run, I need energy too. My energy plans so far in training have included: Before: Porridge & 250mls Fresh Orange Juice. Caffeine Lucozade and Caffeine … Continue reading

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