The Endurance Specific Podcast

Today we are again joined by Peter Defty to help share some insights into a topic that is extremely important to us as coaches, and valuable to all female athletes (and males) looking to become Fat Adapted.

Peter spends a great deal of time researching and understanding the various considerations required to achieve Fat Adaptation but one message remains clear: you have to keep it simple. We see A LOT of athletes overthinking this process - which becomes a huge distraction and destroy confidence.

So sit back, grab a cup and have a listen.

In this Episode we cover:

  • A quick understanding into the different requirements between male and female athletes (not as obvious ays may think).
  • Why it is more difficult (but NOT impossible) for female athletes to achieve a Zen state of Fat Adaptation.
  • Some important things for females athletes to consider during their FA journey.
  • The How, Why and When of strategic carb use & training loads for women during monthly cycles (this is SUPER important!).
  • Some common mistakes that (all) athletes make during the Fat Adaptation process.
  • Why counting macronutrients is a waste of time.
  • We also discuss some key nutritional areas that are important to Vegan and Vegetarian athletes.
  • Why Vitamin D is essential to ALL athletes.
  • How and when to measure Ketones (if you decide you want to).

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Direct download: FB73_Low_Carb_High_Fat_for_Women.mp3
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