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Ultra Fueling - What Do You Think?

Tawnee Gibson
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:24:35 GMT

If anyone followed Western States 100 over the weekend I'm sure you saw Jim Walmsley killing it... for a while. I came across this article today on his diet: So what do you think - he's obviously a fast, fit guy, but would cleaner diet give him the extra edge that he didn't quite have in WS100 this year? Or did he simply push too hard early on, combined with the tough grueling conditions of the day?

Tawnee Gibson
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:30:27 GMT

PS this is in no way to diss Jim, as I think he's an incredible athlete who's tough as nails, it's just food for thought (no pun intended) on nutrition as a crucial component for success.

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:55:26 GMT

Interesting... Although I totally agree with his philosophy of eating what your body craves (#intuitiveeatingalltheway) I really see the science behind fat adaption and eating more "primal" and all that.. The scientist in me says the only way to know is if he tackles it again next year with a 180 on his diet and compare the two.

Tawnee Gibson
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:24:14 GMT

Thanks for chiming in Sarah! You know me, I'm all for intuitive eating too, but if all you're craving is pizza, soda, beer and (junky) snacks I think you should investigate whether that's a real craving for something your body needs OR just relatively poor eating habits that need adjusting? There's always room to give in to eating those fun foods, (I know I have been doing just that during my pregnancy lately!), but if I saw an athlete's diet log of mostly pizza and beer, plus all the sugary fuel, I'd be suspect. Intuitive eating is great, but we still need to aim for moderation and balance! What do you think?