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Less Is Best – The Right Way To Fuel

Posted by cvanloan on 10/07/2010 in Fueling Advice | 1 Comment »

Less Is Best - The Right Way To Fuel

Author: Steve Born

When it comes to calories, fluids, and electrolytes, the human body is not designed to accept from your fuel donation an amount that comes anywhere near to what it’s losing. The good news is that your body knows this, which is why it has numerous built-in hormonal (survival) mechanisms, which very easily “bridge the gap” between what your body is losing and what it can accept from you. Don’t try to replace what you’re losing; you’ll only make matters worse. Instead, replenish your body with appropriate, “body cooperative” amounts of calories, fluids, and electrolytes. When you do, your body can’t help but respond positively, and it will be able to do what you want it to do more consistently hour after hour. Learn why a “Less is Best” approach is undeniably the right way to fuel and start reaping the benefits today!

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  • Hi. My husband is doing a 550-mile dirt bike desert endurance race in a few months. It could take him upwards of 16 hours. We’ve done several shorter races and have had good luck with hammer perpetuem powder, Clif Bar shots at pit stops, but am sure he can’t exist for 16 hours on that kind of fuel alone. How / what food would you suggest we integrate? Peanut butter? bananas? hard boiled eggs? We thought that if he slugged 32 oz of hammer + cliff shots every other hour or so and worked in a food item every alternate hour, that would work. Advice?! Thanks!

    Posted by Lorna | June 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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