Carbs Rock: 5 Carbs You Need (and 2 you don’t)

sarah cuff Carb-Loading for Runners 2 Comments

In my practice and in general I know many people who were, or even still currently are, a bit afraid of carbohydrates. Some… A lot afraid. I totally get it. Once upon a time (8 years ago) I also harboured a severe carb phobia. I counted them incessantly to ensure I didn’t go over my daily quota (which was a gut wrenchingly small number). …

How to Fuel Your Big Race (Carb-Loading 101)

sarah cuff Run Faster, Running Performance 4 Comments

One of the most common questions I get is how to eat before a big race. Specifically, should I be ‘carb-loading’ the week before a race (and what does that really even mean)? What to eat the night before? The morning of? Does that mean I can eat more cookies? More oat bars?!! Carb-loading is essentially the practice of eating enough …

Running & Paleo – Are Grains Bad?!!

sarah cuff Carb-Loading for Runners, Food for Runners, Grains, Legumes 1 Comment

I was asked recently, “What’s up with all the hoopla was over grains – you know, the Paleo way?” The person asking had slowly transitioned over to a primarily vegetarian way of eating because it felt best to her. To hear she should possibly stop eating something that comprised a majority of her diet (not to mention begin eating something …