KEY point to remember is that at different times of the year, our body will be at different fat, fluid, muscle levels as our training and fitness varies over the year.
You think Lance has roadmap veins on his legs all year? Nope. I road with him last year and he was a different person 8 months later and still another person 6 months later. If we try and stay super, super ripped n fit all year round we will hit a big wall and just give up all together. As a personal trainer I see this all the time. Just as NO animal in nature stays the same weight all year round, neither do healthy humans.
My weight goes down to 60kg when Ive done a few 24hr solo xc races and is as high as 70kg in the off season when Im doing more boxing and weights and no 500km solo training rides or ultramarathons. Its a great way to live cos you got constant variety and your body gets heaps o recovery and you just keep a base level of fitness all year and peak at certain times for certain events.
Getting back on how all my elite runner mates have fat guts from running. Yep all the hardcore runners I know have fat guts!
Do some research on cortisols role in the human body.
"Traditionally considered a stress hormone, epinephrine (or adrenalin) is made in the adrenal gland and in certain cells in the central nervous system. Epinephrine also elevates blood glucose levels by making glucose available for the body during a time of stress. When this mechanism is not working properly, hypoglycemia can result. Other hormones also help in raising the level of blood glucose, like cortisol made by the adrenal gland and growth hormone made by the pituitary gland."
I guess the bottom line is make sure we eat enough carbs so that we aint running on empty glycogen tanks and forcing the adrenal glands to regulate blood sugar cos we are eating not enough carbs.
Im a fruit bat. You might be a potato grub, a rice weevil or an oat caterpillar. Either way, just make sure your eating enough of your fav carbs and read Dr McDougalls books some more on the benefits of a high carb, low fat vegan diet.
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Drink up, carb up, sleep up... cos everyday is the day to live it up!