Nutrition Success: Back To Basics

Nutrition can be confusing. Every other day there is one headline after another that contradicts its self. How can something as simple as eating food become so difficult? With all the confusion where do we start? Day after day people go along with the status quo hoping for the next big breakthrough without ever trying something new.

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Steve Acuna
Carbohydrate Timing Slides
  • What is carbohydrate timing and why is it important?

  • What impact do carbohydrates have on my hormones and how can I make a change today?

  • What impact do carbohydrates have on cycling/training performance?

  • A sample strategy on how manage carbohydrates timing

  • 20min Q and A session

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Steve Acuna
Carbohydrates!!!!

n the world we live in today there is an increasing talk about Carbohydrates. The truth is that carbohydrates really are the endurance athlete’s best friend, with out them we could not Swim, Bike or Run with any bit of enjoyment or proficiency.  Without carbohydrates our capacity for endurance would just about disappear. So the question on everyone’s mind is how many carbohydrates do I need? To answer this we first need to understand what carbohydrates are and what they do in our bodies.

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Steve Acuna
The gluten free triathlete

There is a lot of talk today about different types of diets that claim many desirable health benefits.  The two most popular I hear about are the Paleo Diet and Gluten Free Diets today were talking only about Gluten free diets. Before you go head over kilt into something, I feel it is best to understand what you are going into and for what reasons. You need to understand if you need to be Gluten Free?  What being Gluten Free means? Why you would want to be Gluten Free? Also what are you going to be losing by going Gluten Free?

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Steve Acuna
Not so SWEET sweeteners

Walk down the drink aisle at any grocery store and you will notice basically two types of items, Drinks and Diet Drinks. Let’s face it in todays society there is a growing concern of becoming over weight and trying to watch your weight. Every corner you turn there is an advertisement for some sort of new diet pill, drug, book or drink. With the thousands of new diet products hitting the market I have little confidence that it is doing anything. It’s easy to see this proof year after year as more diet products come out and the amount of overweight people keeps going up; there is no end in sight. This brings me to my initial point I want to discuss on artificial sweeteners. Diet coke is the second highest selling drink in America, and its sweete

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Steve Acuna
Food timing

One of the most often misunderstood concepts in training for an endurance event or sport is Food Timing. Knowing when, what, and how much you should eat before training or racing is just as important as knowing what your workout for the day is. Eating too much, too little or the wrong things before training or racing can sabotage your performance dramatically. Furthermore overhydrating before training or racing can also hinder your performance. This is a complex concept to understand but I have created a few rules to follow that can help guide you through this.

 

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Steve Acuna