All posts tagged: Nutrition

Quick Links — Week 24

«THE COLORADO CRUSH: 63 Days of Endurance | Ultra Run­ning Doc­u­men­tary» — The Auda­cious Report, YouTube «British endurance run­ner wins 22-mile race against horse» — Sana Noor Haq, CNN «Your Watch Doesn’t Know How Much Recov­ery You Need» — Alex Hutchin­son, Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine «Dif­fer­ences in stress response between two alti­tudes assessed by sali­vary cor­ti­sol lev­els with­in cir­ca­di­an rhythms in long-dis­tance run­ners» — Kat­suhiko Tsunekawa, Kazu­mi Ushi­ki, Larasati Martha, Asu­ka Nakaza­wa, Rika Hasegawa, Risa Shimizu, Nozo­mi Shi­mo­da, Aki­hi­ro Yoshi­da, Kiy­o­mi Naka­ji­ma, Takao Kimu­ra & Masa­mi Muraka­mi, Sci­en­tif­ic Reports «Beyond Pas­ta: The New Rules of Carb Load­ing» — Scott Tin­dal, Wom­en’s Run­ning «New! Stra­va is now your go-to for all things trail» — The Stra­va Club Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 13

«Trail Prep: Train­ing My Body and Trick­ing My Brain» — Anelia Slavoff, The Trek «When It’s a Hon­or to be Dead F*cking Last» — Kath­leen Evers, Trail Sis­ters «A First Marathon Taught Him More Than How to Run a Race» — Car­lo Rotel­la, The Wash­ing­ton Post «2021 Mount Marathon Women’s Race! Alas­ka Moun­tain Run­ning» — Run Steep Get High, YouTube «The future of nutri­tion advice» — Lisa Dray­er, CNN «‹Fly­ing Finn› Hannes Kolehmainen: Pio­neer of long dis­tance at Olympics» — She­mal Fer­nan­do, Sun­day Observ­er «End­less Loops and Shat­tered Records: ‹This Is Pure Ultra­run­ning›» — The New York Times «How easy should your easy runs be?» — Lau­ra Nor­ris Run­ning Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 8

«Why we run: 19 inspir­ing run­ners share their rea­sons for run­ning» — Joe Mack­ie, Run­ner’s World UK «How to train your men­tal mus­cle» — Mar­ley Dick­in­son, Cana­di­an Run­ning Mag­a­zine «For­ev­er Grate­ful: A Pro­file of Emi­ly Haw­good» — Alex Pot­ter, iRun­Far «Does sleep­ing burn calo­ries?» — Kirsty Welsh, Live Sci­ence «The 4 Types of Bread the Longest-Liv­ing Peo­ple on the Plan­et Eat Every Day» — Isado­ra Baum, Well+Good «Best Post-Run Recov­ery Tips by Com­mu­ni­ty Run­ners» — RunSo­ci­ety «How to Use Thresh­old Work­outs in Your Train­ing» — Lau­ra Nor­ris Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Woman eating french fries.

The Palatability Theory

There are clear and unan­i­mous fig­ures that obe­si­ty has increased over time, espe­cial­ly in rich nations like the Unit­ed States. On aver­age peo­ple today weigh more and have high­er body fat per­cent­ages than their recent ances­tors at sim­i­lar ages. But why is that the case? One wide­spread assump­tion is the palata­bil­i­ty the­o­ry. It posits that the pri­ma­ry cause is an increase in reward sig­nals in the mod­ern envi­ron­ment from processed food, medi­at­ed by the moti­va­tion sys­tem in the brain, caus­ing us to overeat.