27 Apr '15, 11pm

Check out my new @RunCompetitor article on "Overcoming Carbophobia":

Check out my new @RunCompetitor article on "Overcoming Carbophobia":

According to a recent Gallup survey, 29 percent of Americans try to avoid eating carbohydrate. This negative attitude toward carbs has been trending upward ever since Gallup began tracking such data in 2003. In 2005, physician and author Michael Greger gave the phenomenon a name: carbophobia . The force behind the growing fear of carbs is a kind of para-scientific institution comprised of popular diet books such as Wheat Belly and diet programs like No Sugar No Grains. What almost all public advocates of carbohydrate avoidance have in common is that they are not credentialed nutrition scientists. Among the professionals who actually conduct publishable research on the health effects of carbohydrate, exceedingly few come down on the side of carbophobia. Where does this dichotomy come from? It comes from what Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma , calls nutrition...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/04/nutrition/how-runne...

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runnersworld.com 27 Apr '15, 12pm

Watch any high school cross country race and you'll see it in spades – poor pacing. Athletes go out too fast and spend the...