Category Archives for "Fat Metabolism"

How Strategic Carbs Optimize Fat Metabolism

In the previous post, (How & Why OFM Actually Enhances Carbohydrate Metabolism), I dove into why optimizing fat metabolism enhances carbohydrate utilization, but guess what! It goes the other way too! Carbs & sugars, used strategically, can actually improve your fat metabolism. Used chronically, however, in the way the conventional sports nutrition world recommends carbs, has […]

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Vaccines – a huge metabolic gift

As I’ve been saying since the start of this COVID debacle, COVID really is a HUGE wakeup call to higher health. And with a year under our belt, the data makes it clear how metabolic health is THE key driver… like heart disease, like diabetes, like cancer, we keep coming up with these band aid […]

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Is Your Anecdotal Experience Trumped by “Science”

I’d like to bust a myth that prevents you from achieving your potential: that anecdotal experience is trumped by ‘science’. Anecdotal is not the pejorative the experts and their followers make it out to be. Anecdotal is YOUR experience and if you experienced it, it is real. What that experience means is where the learning […]

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The New Normal – Metabolic Health

As athletes, I don’t need to convince you ‘Normal’ is pretty pathetic when it comes to health, performance and longevity. You don’t want to be ‘Normal’. You want to be better than ‘Normal’. This is part of today’s exercise in overcoming our subconscious mental hurdles. If you are a fat adapted athlete, I want you to […]

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OFM=Metabolic Freedom

Today I want to introduce the concept of ‘Metabolic Freedom’ . . . You hear a lot these days about ‘Metabolic Flexibility’.  It is that next level or step in the journey of Optimizing Fat Metabolism.  What is Metabolic Freedom?This is where not only can your body have the metabolic flexibility to harness carbs, fats […]

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What’s YOUR Metabolic Age?

This article and video is about my observations of how optimizing fat metabolism is essential for anti-aging, and how athletes who are focusing on optimizing their fat metabolism actually feel they have reversed their age by decades.What inspired me to record this vlog and get YOU thinking about how you want to move through life, […]

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OFM Training Tip – The Switch

Here is a little OFM Training Tip that we encourage all of our athletes to do – It is called looking for and feeling “The Switch”.This is really what Fat Adaptation is all about. What is the Switch?The Switch is when you can literally feel your body start to tap into your fat stores.  It […]

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The best fight against disease – Metabolic Fitness…

Today, I am talking about our immune system function.  In light of Covid, this is appropriate, however, this concept goes far beyond the current climate and focuses on how our bodies fight the viruses and bacteria we are exposed to on a daily basis. To stay on track, let’s use CoVid-19 as it is the […]

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The Importance of a Long Slow Warmup

This article is about one of the keys to our OFM Protocol Training (Optimized Fat Metabolism).  The Long Slow Warmup (SLW) is a component of OFM Training because of the critical role it plays in your Performance and Health.  Why is a Long Slow Warmup important?When we are in a relatively sedentary state our body’s […]

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