I have just finished watching the pre-release of Cereal Killers #2: “Run on Fat” and can say this is going to be absolutely game-changing in endurance performance.
For those of you that don’t know, “Run on Fat” charts world-class Iron Man and triathlete Sami Inkinen’s transition from a pre-diabetic sugar burner to a faster, healthier, fat fueled endurance athlete under the guidance of Dr Stephen Phinney, leading researcher and author of ‘The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living’ and ‘The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance’. It was a five-year transition for Sami, away from sports drinks, gels, and pasta to a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet.
When Sami embarks on an epic anti-sugar crusade with his wife Meredith – rowing 4,000 km unsupported from California to Hawaii – their remarkable journey reveals the astonishing performance benefits of successful fat fueling strategies for athletic performance. Sami and Meredith provide a fantastic real-life example of the future of endurance performance. Their row was the equivalent of two marathons a day with zero refined carbohydrates or carbohydrate loading with months of preparation with fat adaptation.
“Run of Fat” features a number of fat adapted world-class athletes including my own experience with long distance cold water endurance swimmer: Dr Otto Thaning, with his world record conquering the English Channel in September 2014 at age 73.
“Run on Fat” challenges the very foundations of sports nutrition (carbohydrate loading)and supports what I have been teaching and preaching for 5 yr about the benefits of low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) ketogenic diets for endurance athletes.
For those of you that are still on the carbohydrate train, or sitting on the fence about the benefits of LCHF and real food fueling, I challenge you to open your mind and consider that there may be a healthier way.