1-2-3 Cook: Baked Yam Fries – Strategic Starch for Athletes

Is there room for yams, sweet potato or butternut squash on a low-carb approach to eating for an endurance athlete?


If you’ve been reading my blog over the more recent posts dating back a year or so, you’re familiar with the transition I made at the start of the 2015 season to shift more toward becoming reliant on fat as my primary fuel source.

In a nutshell, I simply reduced the fruit in my diet and increased the quantity and types of fat I consumed. Still eating roughly the same number of calories, but the change in the macronutrient ratio is what’s vastly different.

Low carb? Yes… but not ‘no carb’. It’s easy to get confused about Paleo not having any carbs…

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