How my nutrition awareness has changed
I learned about importance of proper food selection in extreme conditions many years ago, when I competed in various sailing Trans North Atlantic Races on the 50-ft racing catamaran. These were the full crew and two-handed sailing regattas but the most difficult challenge was single-handed race La Route du Rhum on the route from St. Malo to Guadeloupe. In November 1986 after the start all participants encountered hurricane winds in the Bay of Biscay.
Sailor’s Survival Superfood
How to adapt the body to increase the rate of fat burning in an emergency?
The body's ability to burn fat tissue may be the only way to survive in some circumstances. Not everyone knows that, depending on your training, you can burn 30 to 45 grams of fat in one hour.
In this way, the body covers the energy deficiency in the amount of 270 to 400 kcal per hour (1g of fat equals 9 kcal). This is a lot, but with extreme physical exertion, cooling down and fatigue with li...
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY AND QUICKLY REDUCE BODY FAT?
Why are most diets ineffective?
Each food has a specific amount of energy expressed in kJ or kcal. Even when we don’t move, our body uses energy from food in order to maintain body temperature, brain activity and other biological functions. It's widely believed that if the energy obtained from food is greater than the one burnt by the body, our fatty tissue starts to grow and we gain weig...
WHY DO MANY PEOPLE TRAIN BUT GAIN WEIGHT?
This question can be answered in two sentences. A high level of leptin (an appetite hormone) causes faster fat burning, while a high level of insulin inhibits the formation of leptin. That is, if you strengthen yourself with carbohydrates before and during training, which increase the level of insulin in your bloodstream, then you slow down fat burning during exercise and you do not lose weight .....