Monday, February 13, 2012

Renowned Exercise Physiologist Tim Noakes Goes Paleo?

Sure sounds like it:
"...It’s taken a lifetime to realise it but Professor Tim Noakes now believes the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates may be toxic for the body.

"Finally, I submitted myself to an experiment of rigorously avoiding all bread, cereals, rice, pasta and refined carbohydrates and replacing that nutritional deficit with healthy meats, fish, fruit, vegetables and fats, including nuts. Five months later, I am at my lightest weight in 20 years and I am running faster than I have in 20 years.

"For the first time since I ran heroic weekly mileages in training have I learned exactly how to maintain an ideal body weight without any sense of privation. And with only as much exercise as I want to do. Even my friends are impressed. They agree that not even the most expensive cosmetic surgery could have produced such a remarkable change...."
And:
"...Sports science expert Professor Tim Noakes has caused a stir in health circles by refuting his own nutritional advice, widely espoused as athletics gospel… 
"The sports physician, affiliated to the University of Cape Town and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, won worldwide acclaim for his book Lore of Running, described as the “Runner’s Bible” and first published in 2003.

"Parts of the book, which advocates the benefits of “carbo-loading” and a high-carbohydrate diet, will now be rewritten.

"“I used to say ‘carbo-load every day, as much as you can’. Yes, this is a turnaround. Absolutely,” he said, smiling...."
Links to the full articles at the post above.