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Fitness Fats

Fats are essential in a healthy diet both on and off your bike. But we all know the problem with fat – it tastes too good. Luckily there are fats we need and fats we absolutely need to avoid. And I’m sorry to say, deep fried ANYTHING is on the list of fats to avoid.

Rider Nutrition: Not Enough Fat In Diet

Why Is A Fat Free Diet Dangerous With An Active Lifestyle?

Fitness Fats 1: Diets with Too Little Fat and Their Negative Effects on Riding Performance - Up until a few years ago, a large percentage of coaches and fitness experts preached the benefits of maintaining a low-fat diet to their performance athletes and clients. It used to be the belief of many that all fat was bad. As a result, a diet that consisted of no more than 20% fat was considered optimal...
Rider Nutrition: How Much Fat Is Too Much Fat

What Are The Dangers Of Eating Too Much Fat In Your Diet?

Fitness Fats 2: The Disadvantages of a Diet With Too Much Fat - In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the disadvantages of a low-fat diet and the advantages of a high-fat diet. We also covered how cycling a high-carb diet with a high-fat diet can actually maximize your performance on race day. So based on research and studies, it’s now safe to say that a diet higher in fat can...
Rider Nutrition: Bad Fats

What Are Bad Fats And How Do I Avoid Them?

Fitness Fats 3: What Are Saturated and Trans Fat? – The Bad Guys - Today, we end the Fitness Fats series with a revealing expose on the “underworld” of dietary fat – the saturated fat family. Saturated trans fats are notoriously found in grocery stores and restaurants all across the world. Unfortunately, these fats can cause serious issues with your health, mental and emotional well being...
Rider Nutrition: Polyunsaturated And Monunsaturated Fats

Where Do I Find Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fats?

Fitness Fats 4: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated – The Good Guys- So far, in the Fitness Fats series we’ve discussed the disadvantages of diets that are too low and too high in fat, while also covering the advantages of maintaining a higher fat diet. But it’s not just about the amount you take in. It’s also about the type you consume each day...