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BECOME A BETTER ATHLETE WITH HOLISTIC NUTRITION & TRAINING INFORMATION FROM 4X IRONMAN, REPEAT USAT AGE-GROUP NATIONALS QUALIFIER AND IM ALL-WORLD ATHLETE, LUKE POWELL

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  • The U.S. Dietary Guidelines

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. Since 1980, the Guidelines have been jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The current version was issued in 2015. You can find it here.The Dietary Guidelines […]

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  • Why I Lift Weights, And So Should You

    If you look at the type of sports I’ve competed in over the last 10 years, you would say that my main focus has been endurance events. I think anyone that completes Ironman triathlons, much less a stand-alone marathon would have trouble convincing anyone that they were not an “endurance athlete”. But prior to starting […]

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  • What Is Fasting and Should You Be Doing It?

    Fasting is getting a lot of press these days. But it’s nothing new. Fasting was a normal practice even as long as 2000 years ago. There are many stories in the Bible of people (including Jesus) fasting for forty days or longer.In January of both 2016 and 2017, I did a week-long water fast. You […]

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  • Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

    We’ve all heard that the key to losing weight is to simply burn more calories than you take in. Calories in < Calories out. Part of this thinking is that consumed calories, regardless of their sources are equivalent; i.e., a calorie is a calorie. Historically, calorie-focused thinking has been biased against high-fat foods, many of […]

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  • More Nutritional Myths and Misconceptions

    I’m not a Doctor. I’m not a Nutritionist or Dietician. I do not have a degree in nutritional science. I am not registered, licensed, and/or certified in anything related to health or nutrition. BUT, I have spent the last eight years learning as much as I can about the human body and how what, when […]

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  • Ironman Louisville 2017 Race Report

    As I thought about what I was going to say in this race report, I knew that I wanted to approach it from a different direction than those that I’ve done in the past. I felt that this race required more from me mentally than any race I’ve done up to this point. This may […]

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