By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. North Americans are killing themselves by eating too much of the wrong foods. Half of all U.S. adults suffer from chronic diseases caused by unhealthful diets and two-thirds are markedly overweight. To help correct this, the Dietary Guidelines issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services … [Read more...] about New Dietary Guidelines Released
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. More than 700 prominent and highly respected members of the scientific community of doctors, nutritionists, nurses and public health professionals have signed a letter to the U.S Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health andHuman Services, asking that they follow the recommendations of a federally-appointed panel that has advised eating less … [Read more...] about Experts Agree That Plant-Based Diet is Best
Question: My wife is on a diet that isn't especially radical but it does emphasize protein over carbohydrate. I'm a relatively serious cyclist (2,000 miles per year) and during the cycling season I follow a high-carbohydrate diet. Would switching to my wife's high-protein diet help or hinder my cycling performance? —Jim B. Coach Fred Mantheny Replies: High-protein diets … [Read more...] about Will Extra Protein Help My Riding?
Question: I'm fairly fit and ride about 120 miles a week. Year before last, I lost 45 pounds on a high-protein diet. I ate carbohydrate at only one meal a day. This was the first time I had been able to lose weight consistently. The problem is that I can't sustain a long ride at a high performance level with this diet. I run out of gas between 50 and 70 … [Read more...] about Can a Low-Carb Diet Work for Cycling?
Question: Last winter I adopted a low-carbohydrate diet and lost 20 pounds. I'm continuing the diet but wonder if lack of carbs is the cause of my struggles on the bike. While I've improved my average speed on solo rides, I can't keep up with my friends on Sunday morning. I'm fine when the pace is steady, but if they sprint I'm off the back. How do I maintain low body weight … [Read more...] about Will a Low Carb Diet Make You Slow as a Cyclist?