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Diet and nutrition / Re: Cold Drink Suggestions
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:46:55 AM »
I have, although I'm trying to lose weight at the moment so I'm keeping fruit intake low at the moment. Would I be right in thinking that berries in a smoothie are my best bet for keeping the sugar levels down?

I'm no expert but I have read that eating too much lean meat can cause diarrhoea. Is the meat you're eating too lean perhaps? Are you putting enough vegetables with your meals?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Cold Drink Suggestions
« on: September 03, 2012, 02:18:21 AM »
I found a bunch of yogi teas in my local supermarket and I've found that the licorice and mint is nice both as a hot drink and chilled as a cold drink. They do seem to have quite a sweet taste, does anyone know if they cause a raise in insulin levels?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Cold Drink Suggestions
« on: August 30, 2012, 03:18:49 AM »
I've never really been able to detect a difference in taste between mineral waters, I'll give sparkling Gerolsteiner a try as I can get that cheap on Amazon.

I've had a look for Kombucha and that's looking to be about £5 a bottle in the uk which is a bit too much for me. I might have to resort to making and bottling Ice Tea at home and taking it to work with me. Anyone got any good recipes?

Diet and nutrition / Cold Drink Suggestions
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:31:37 AM »
Does anyone have any good cold drink suggestions? I'm drinking still and sparkling water but it has to be really cold otherwise I really don't like the taste. I've spent the last 20 years drinking diet coke and it's the only real craving that I still get. If there's something I can just buy and stick in the fridge that would be best as I spend 11 hours a day stuck in an office

Exercises / Re: Marathon Training
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:53:57 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I've got 2 marathons to run this year and it's likely they will be my last for a long time! Next year I plan on giving crossfit a try as there's a crossfit gym opened up practically next door to my office.

I didn't get a chance to check back on this forum before I had to do this weekend's long run so based on things that I had found elsewhere on the net I decided to eat about 300g of strawberries and 2 sweet potatoes the day before along with some oily fish to get some paleo friendly carbs into the system and then on the day of the run I used an energy gel before the run and at half way. This seemed to do the trick and I completed the last 5 miles in 35 minutes which is 15 minutes faster than the last 5 miles of the shorter run the week before.

Obviously I don't want to suggest that this is the way to get through long runs for people trying to follow a Paleo lifestyle as I cheated by using energy gels and to be honest at this stage there's no way of telling if they were even necessary.

I've read through the links that Warren posted and I definitely want to try to replicate "smiles" results from the first link, this week I'm going to go very low carb and high fat with no pre run fruit or sweet potatoes and see what happens

Exercises / Marathon Training
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:57:59 AM »
Iíve been eating paleo for a month now, Iíve really bought into the science of it and Iím enjoying the weight loss. Unfortunately Iím 5 weeks away from a marathon and my long weekend runs have really suffered (pace has dropped 20% and I'm struggling from 8 miles onwards) which Iíve put it down to adapting to the new energy system, I really need my next long run to go a lot better, what would you suggest would be the ideal preparation for an 18 mile 2.5 hour run?

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