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Autophagy: Eat Yourself Silly.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT a nutritionist. I am an athlete and a runner. And I like to look good and feel good. All of this information in these blog posts comes from my own personal experiences. It has worked for me. Consult your own physician before attempting any major life changes. Educate yourself first and foremost.

This is a 3-part blog post. Find part 1 here. Find part 2 here.

The Running Slump.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT a nutritionist. I am an athlete and a runner. And I like to look good and feel good. All of this information in these blog posts comes from my own personal experiences. It has worked for me. Consult your own physician before attempting any major life changes. Educate yourself first and foremost.

This is a 3-part blog post. Find part 2 here. Find part 3 here.

“You’re in a slump,” Ms. Demos said to me, about 3 weeks into our track and field season some 30+ years ago.

Fat Adapting in a Carb Loading World – Part 6

For me, this has been a giant science experiment. As I’ve said previously, everyone is different. But, I will continue to argue that the lot of us do not need the carbohydrates. Especially the processed ones. You can live without them, or at least, with a lot less of them. And, you can still perform athletically.

Before the Low Carb/High Fat way of life, things were way different.

Fat Adapting in a Carb Loading World – Part 5

Yeah, I already know what you are thinking.

“…but Theresa, what about your cholesterol levels? Won’t they sky rocket? And then won’t I have to go on medication?”

Well, yes. Your cholesterol numbers will rise some. However, ‘cholesterol’ isn’t a bad word. In fact, your body needs cholesterol to function. It is true, that some are predisposed to high cholesterol numbers due to genetics. But most of us aren’t. And as long as the ratio between the good, the bad, and the triglycerides remains a healthy one, well, you are good to go!

Fat Adapting in a Carb Loading World – Part 4

So, here is the ultimate question I’m sure many of you would love to have an answer to. If I’m not eating any grains, or processed foods, or sugar, then where am I getting my carbohydrates from?

This may come as a surprise to many, but believe it or not, from vegetables!

Yes! Good ol’ produce has carbs galore. Some types, of course, have more than others.

And the best thing about carbs from natural sources is that invariably, they are accompanied by natural fiber. This is the fiber you are supposed to be eating. Not the kind that you get from a jar or a plastic dispenser. Natural fiber comes from plant foods. It helps with digestion, blood sugar control, and lowering cholesterol levels. Since it helps with blood sugar control, the carbohydrates from the vegetables are basically negated by the natural fiber content of the vegetables. This is a huge win win situation for anyone watching their blood sugar. And this is why straight carbs without the fiber is so dangerous. It spikes that blood sugar, and there is nothing in the body to control it, other than your pancreas. Work that organ too much, and suddenly you are diabetic.