Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition and Hydration

It seems as if the topic of metabolic efficiency has really gained some momentum among the athletic community lately.

 

Spreading the message of metabolic efficiency and how it can help an athlete achieve better health and optimal performance is great except when the concept is misunderstood and leads to unsafe implementation strategies.

Daily nutrition has a significant impact on improving metabolic efficiency.
Better metabolic efficiency has allowed hundreds of athletes to fuel with fewer calories during training and racing, which decreases reliance on simple sugars.

The goal of improving metabolic efficiency is to extend that crossover as much as possible by teaching the body to use more of its fat stores at higher intensities. This will allow more area under the curve where a greater percentage of fat is being utilized at higher intensities. This will benefit any athlete in any sport of any duration both in the short and long-term.

Here are a few reasons why the metabolic efficiency concept works:

  • It has helped many athletes achieve a healthier body weight and composition
  • It has helped athletes lower their blood lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL)
  • It has improved insulin sensitivity (thereby reducing the risk of diabetes)
  • It has allowed the athlete to fuel with fewer calories during training and racing, which decreases their reliance on simple sugars.


At the AUT Human Potential Research Centre under the guidance from Professor Grant Schofield and his team at the Millennium Institute in Auckland, they have been working on that new approach for years. Only recently they have gone public with the new approach to nutrition by holding a seminar.

We have proven with some of our Tri Win Athletes that metabolic efficiency can be improved, by keeping the daily nutrition plan in check and training program manipulation.

Interested in finding out more about your own metabolic efficiency and how to improve it go to www.fitter.co.nz or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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