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Aug 11, 2017

 

5 Before 5 is a series of 5 shows to educate and inspire runners to take their nutrition more serious!  Be sure to tune in for Season 5 in the month!

On the show:

An increasing body of quality scientific evidence is linking artificial sweeteners with very damaging changes in gut bacteria. These sweeteners - aspartame, sucralose, maltodextrin, and acesulfame K - are all found in very high quantities in almost any sports nutrition product you care to pick up. From whey powder to energy gel, from hydration tablets to electrolyte blends. 
 
Our gut is the most concentrated ecosystem on the planet containing 100,000 billion bacteria. Messing with these seriously derails health (they are responsible for our digestion and absorption of nutrients) and is linked to obesity, diabetes, chrohn’s, dementia and much more. 
 
Gut bacteria are also the heart of our immune system, losing the good ones leaves us open to more illness. Bad on a good day, terrible when you’re training hard and knocking out the immune system anyway. 
 
Messing with these bacteria also messes with our minds. 
 
With the gut now understood as the second brain (it contains 200 million neurons, the same as a dog’s brain), and one which heavily influences our moods, emotions and feelings (the gut and brain share the same neurotransmitters, and are directly connected via the vagus nerve), disrupting gut bacteria can also produce negative mental side effects. As an example, 95% of our seratonin is produced in the gut. 
 
Sports products containing these sweeteners (check the labels, they’re in over 90% of products on sale today) aren't just causing stomach upset and perfrmance hiccups on race day, they’re causing major longterm health damage. 
Aug 11, 2017

5 Before 5 is a 5 part series addressing many nutritional subjects for runners!

On this show:

‘Eat less, move more’ doesn’t cut it, largely because all calories are not created equal and aerobic exercise isn’t great for shifting weight.
 
But, deploy a combination of fasting, juicing, or a plant-based diet from your weight loss arsenal and real results that stick are highly achievable as long as you know a few simple pitfalls to avoid and have the right motivation up your sleeve.
Aug 11, 2017

5 before 5 is a series of 5 shows touching on topics that all runners can relate to, and learn from.  Enjoy while we get organized for season 5 of the Becoming Ultra show!

On this show:

From chlorella to spirulina, raw cacao to maca, and chia seeds to flaxseed, a simple guide to how, when and why to incorporate nature's most powerful superfoods into your diet for max results, great taste and child’s play ease of use. We’ve been working with these ingredients for years now and know exactly how to extract max bang for buck.

Aug 11, 2017

5 before 5 is a series of 5 shows touching on topics that all runners can relate to, and learn from.  Enjoy while we get organized for season 5 of the Becoming Ultra show!

 

On this show:

Why it’s all down to hydration, nutritional choices, timing, breakfast, immune function and pace

Aug 11, 2017

5 before 5 is a series of 5 shows touching on topics that all runners can relate to, and learn from.  Enjoy while we get organized for season 5 of the Becoming Ultra show!

 

On the show!

  • Why nutrition schedules don’t work (seriously - when was the last time you ate anything other than sports nutrition on a fixed schedule, let alone a schedule that didn't account for any variation in weather, race conditions, individual variations)
  • Why you should drink to thirst
  • Why eating before you’re hungry is a load of old cobblers
  • Why your body knows best, and how to tune into its signals to deliver the perfect race day fueling strategy that works in any event, for anyone, at anytime
Nov 24, 2016

Warren Pole of 33 Shake have been a partner with us at Becoming Ultra for almost a year.  He catches us up on how business is going for the endurance nutrition product as well as what the holidays are like in London.  Nutrition tips for the holiday season and a nice little hook up for listeners!

Jun 18, 2016

Warren Pole of 33 Shake is sharing the journey as he travels across the US to introduce his company with his wife Erica.  This recording was posted after his time in Colorado.  Enjoy.

Mar 24, 2016

We have all sat in the check out line and have had to pick of a hundred options for our "healthy"  snack.  From energy to protein to leaning up, they all have their claims. So what is really in these foods?  Are they just really expensive candy bars?  And, as a runner, what should you be looking for in nutrition?  Enjoy this episode with 33 Shake Co-founder, Warren Pole on the Becoming Ultra show!

Mar 3, 2016

Warren Pole of 33Shake is gearing up for a 3 month adventure in the US.  Social media to get the word out.  Offers to stay at strangers homes.  Buying a used van and selling upon departure. All of this to share the product his small team brought to market for endurance athletes.  Do you have a little extra room? 33Shake is a new partner of the Becoming Ultra project.

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