Sports Nutrition: Noakes’ Low-Carb vs. Rich Roll’s High-Carb/Vegan Diet, Vinnie Tortorich’s NSNG, LCHF vs. Ketosis, How Much Fiber Is Too Much Before a Race, and More

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Ben joins us for this episode of Sports Nutrition to talk about what to make of the opposing viewpoints of Tim Noakes’ low-carb diet approach compared with Rich Roll’s high-carb (~80%) vegan approach to diet especially when each proclaim benefits of both, also thoughts on Vinnie Tortorich’s “No Sugar No Grain” approach, as well as answers to questions on what’s the difference between low-carb/high-fat (LCHF) and ketosis, how much fiber is too much in the days before a race and on race morning, how to mitigate loose stools on race morning, eliminating that sloshy “water-belly” problem while exercising, and update on Ben’s diet for Kona training, and more.

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Comments (2)

  • bahrunner says:

    Another great podcast! Too short! This is a topic that has been on my mind for a while. I believe lumping the vegan diet into one group is wrong. There are very healthy ways to do vegan and very unhealthy ways. I think the key to all three approaches is you are eating whole foods and avoiding sugar, processed foods, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup…. All are great approaches that can lead to a healthy life with great results and improved fitness. Ben touched on it. Also, you cannot tell me that 50 grams of carbohydrate from carrots, cucumbers, raisins and greens will have the same impact on my body as a refined carbohydrate from pasta, rice or processed foods… can you? So, when you talk about the negative effects of carbohydrate, I believe you need to look at the source of the carbohydrate.

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