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Optimal Fueling

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 2/13/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Optimal Fueling
How much carbohydrate should be consumed during exercise to improve endurance performance. The basic question was answered by researchers decades ago. Carbohydrate consumption enhances endurance performance. Subsequent research has better defined the relationship between consumption and performance. For example short acting high glycemic carbohydrate has a greater positive effect than longer acting carbohydrates. 

Putting Appetite Back into Balance

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 2/6/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Putting Appetite Back into Balance
Our appetite is controlled by a complicated interplay of hormones released by the brain and the gut which make us feel hungry or full (satiated). We now know there are many external influences which determine the release of hunger or satiety hormones such as energy needs, nutrient composition of our meals and timing between meals. For example protein and fat are more satiating than carbohydrate.

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