Is this the Best Running Book Ever?

Matt Fitzgerald

OK, so this didn’t make my Top 10 list I did a few months ago (Coach Ray’s Top 10 Coaching Books), but I really don’t know why I left it off the list…..maybe it was because I had just finished reading another book by Matt Fitzgerald and 80/20 Running – Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower could also claim the title and I did rank it at No 1 on the list. Continue reading “Is this the Best Running Book Ever?”

Is the Paleo Diet the One True Way to Eat?

Tri Training NZ

The Paleo Diet is based around the principle of eating only food that was available to our forefathers during the Paleolithic period. The Paleolithic period occurred between the first bipedal primates 2½ Million years ago and the agricultural revolution about 8,000BC.

Proponents of the Paleo Diet avoid eating diary products, grains (& grain products), potatoes and other tubers, because they believe these products only became part of the human diet after the Paleolithic period. I say believe as no-one knows for sure and some archeologists believe some of those food groups were actually available and eaten during the Paleolithic period. Continue reading “Is the Paleo Diet the One True Way to Eat?”

What is Wrong With the Raw Food Diet?

Tri Training NZ

The Raw Food Diet (RFD) is a sub-species of vegetarianism. People that stick to the RFD strictly believe that eating animal foods is unhelathy and not something that our species was ‘meant‘ to do and that cooking is unhealthy. The claimed benefits of a raw food diet include:

  • weight loss,
  • reduced risk of diabetes, cancer & heart disease,
  • better digestion,
  • lower cholesterol,
  • improved skin appearance, and
  • more positive mood states.

Continue reading “What is Wrong With the Raw Food Diet?”