On the nutrition front, I have been getting a lot of requests for some of the books I have referenced of late on diet and nutrition. I hate calling it a diet, it’s simply how I eat and fuel my body for optimal performance. As with all things I certainly have not reinvented the wheel, and it’s a very safe bet that if an only slightly more evolved primate such as me has figured something out, then good lord! You can certainly do it!
I stay fairly Paleo, or as Dave Asprey, the Bullet Proof Exec would say, Paleo 2.0, but I am really more using a Ketogenic diet, high fat, moderate protein, low carb.
One of the books I reference is a new one from Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman MD, called Keto Clarity and it’s an awesome breakdown of the Ketogenic diet as lifestyle with science, recipes, and shopping lists. It’s one of the most comprehensive books on the subject. http://www.amazon.com/Keto-Clarity-Definitive-Benefits-Low-Carb-ebook/dp/B00MEX9B4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409078035&sr=8-1&keywords=keto+clarity
But for me even more intriguing is some of the articles Ben Greenfield has authored. He’s done the Kona Ironman Triathlon completely ketogenic as a professional triathlete. But first, this article about the Zen of customizing your own nutrition will get you on the right track. http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/07/how-to-customize-your-diet/ So the following articles are links to both Podcasts and show notes, along with some articles. It’s interesting to note that the Dept. of Defense is directing a tremendous amount of research of Ketosis especially for all Special Operations units because of the increased mental clarity over long periods of peak capacity mental and physical work load, and the performance markers in their fitness. http://www.examiner.com/article/ironman-triathlete-ben-greenfield-high-fat-diet-can-aid-endurance-training
This link is the show notes to the Ben Greenfield Podcast where he interviews a researcher working with the military. http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/10/deep-dive-ketosis-navy-seals-extreme-athletes-busy-executives-can-enhance-physical-mental-performance-secret-weapon-ketone-fuel/
Here is a little more background on the Ketogenic diet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3321471/
This link is a very short, bulletpoints type article on Ketosis. http://www.endofthreefitness.com/crushing-your-fat-fears/
So there you have it! Some fun reading if you’re interested in performing better, increasing mental clarity, increasing performance, and feeling better. W