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Comparing LCHF and the Mediterranean diet

By Helen Kilding and Grant Schofield We’ve been hearing quite a lot about how healthy the Mediterranean diet is.  So what is it, and how does it compare with the Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) approach that we talk about on here?  How different are they and why would you choose one over another? Let’s […]

Can you be a healthy endurance athlete?

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about triathlon and other endurance sport training and racing.  Even in our own research group, there is a lot of debate and questions about what and how, especially regarding supplemental carb use. I think it comes down to understanding that ‘high performance endurance athletics’ and ‘health’ are not […]

Schofield’s hormetic theory of wellbeing

I had a few things click into place in the last week or two, around how to conceptualize and manage our well-being, especially considering all the biology involved. Without being grandiose and egotistically naming a theory after myself, I think what I have come up with has some novel concepts. I do acknowledge the inspiration […]

How do I get fat adapted and train for triathlons?

Hi Grant, I met you on the weekend at the New Zealand Society of Positive Psychology after the morning workshop when you showed a group of us around your building. I asked you, as a ‘fellow triathlete’, about your diet and exercise regime. You directed me to your blog which I read and found very […]

What about kids on LCHF?

This blog was inspired by a question/objection to LCHF from my friend Stuart: “Don’t growing kids need a rich and varied diet when they are growing?” I couldn’t agree with you more Stuart.  Let’s cover this in two parts, the rich and the varied separately. Rich:  Yes, kids like all humans respond well to a nutrient dense […]

What do I actually eat?

Grant Schofield has a chat to a village pig about the pig’s future. The pig listens carefully. Thanks to everyone who has started following this blog.  Frankly, while I find this stuff interesting and important, I had no idea that it was shared by so many other people.  An academic’s real-life exposure to social media […]

How to become a fat burning machine, lessons from athletes

Why become a fat burner? In a previous post, Why some people stay skinny and others get fat I talked about how high carb foods lead to high insulin levels which effectively turn down, or off, your ability to burn fat. There is a longer downward spiral from years of this. But that was that […]

The structure of great communication

This is a great TED talk by presentation guru Nancy Duarte. Her ideas about speaking are what you get given when you are invited to do a TED talk. It’s a really powerful and simple analysis of great speeches in history including Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech and Steve Job’s IPhone launch speech […]

Be the best you can be

(pic: the entrance to AUT Millenium where I work) I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. The trick is to get the technical skills together well enough to actually know how to run one and do it regularly. Well, I’m just about there. What will I blog about? I am really […]

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