Changing the Face of Nutrition for Endurance Athletes


As an experienced endurance athlete, I’ve been around long enough to see a shift from our traditional athletic diet to a newer trend in increased healthy fat consumption, while minimizing carbohydrate intake. The traditional endurance athlete diet mainly consisted of a high percentage of carbohydrates, moderately high protein intake and a less of an importance on consuming healthy fats. This goes hand in hand with the idea of “carbo loading” before endurance events. I have been noticing a shift from the traditional endurance fueling to a more high fat, low carbohydrate approach such as a more Paleo, Primal, or on the extreme end, the Ketogenic diet. Read More