What athletes are saying about The LCHF Lifestyle:
- Easier to focus
- Able to train harder, perform longer and recover faster
- “The wall” is not there any more, less lactic acid
- Less muscle soreness
- Easier to build muscle and lose body fat
- Energy left after practice
- Better general health
- Weight is stabilized
- Do not have to eat during long exercise
- Need less water during long exercise
See LCHF food “real food” as – The Volvo – base fuel
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Add some extra good carbohydrates like nuts, seeds, berries, root vegetables, fruit etc. to the meal – The Porsche – good rocket fuel
For athletes, it can take 4-8 weeks to adapt to LCHF kind of foods. Adjust your food after different kinds of sports. Soccer, marathon…need perhaps more good carbohydrates. Eat a little more good carbohydrates especially the evening before or a few hours before a game/run. Drink water, and probably some extra salt. Do not drink energy drinks, bars or other products filled with sugar and chemicals. Read the labels! Eat protein (meat, fish, poultry, eggs) within 30 minutes after practice to build muscle.
If you are an elite athlete, coach, trainer, dietitian, physician, scientist, fitness enthusiast, wannabe athlete, new to exercise, week-end warrior, or a veteran of the gym but are not satisfied with your progress or feel drained, read the following book.
If you require further convincing that a LCHF diet is great for athletes here are a few great examples. Björn Ferry won an Olympic gold medal in 2010 in biathlon, Jonas Colting has won several medals in the World Championship in Triathlon, and Mattias Ribbing won the Memory Championship in Sweden in 2009, all while following the Natural Food/LCHF food plan. More and more athletes are eating natural food.