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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

Latest Blog Posts

  • You Get Out What You Put In

    For the last nine years, I’ve “trained” for triathlons. Usually starting in late December or early January, I come up with a plan based on what races I have for the upcoming season. Some years that means I’m building my training for a full (Ironman) distance triathlon. Other years, I might do a half distance […]

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  • Are Eggs Without Chickens, and Meat Without Animals Possible?

    I’m not a Vegan. I’m not even a Vegetarian. In fact, I believe that red meat has a place as part of a healthy diet. That being said, I understand why some people do not eat it. I’m not going to get into the debate about whether or not it causes heart disease or cancer. […]

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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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