Hi! I’m Brad Dobson and I am on a mission to help other endurance athletes thrive and compete while eating a low-carbohydrate diet.
“But Brad … why should I listen to you? You’re just some internet guy … and isn’t high-carb the only way to fuel for sports? I can’t improve doing keto.”
The reason I’m so passionate about promoting this lifestyle for endurance athletes – distance runners, triathletes, and so on – is that it is saving my life every day. My body reacts to a high carbohydrate diet poorly through extra inflammation, skin problems, terrible digestion, carbohydrate addiction, allergies, and blood sugar crashes. I once spent 3 days in the ER because my chest pain was so bad from lung inflammation that I thought I was having a heart attack. I know that there are others out there like you whose bodies are telling them that a high-carb diet is the absolute worst thing for them.
I turn 50 in March, 2018. I’m a 2-time marathon finisher and 2-time Ironman finisher, training for my 3rd Ironman in Boulder June 2018. I’m slow mostly because I struggle to keep my weight down unless I get my diet right AND I avoid boredom snacking. Training is just part of my life. And I’m fitter and stronger now than I’ve ever been in my life.
I’ve always had a sensitive system: plagued by red eyes, bad digestion, poor sleep quality, stress, and so on. Now I eat a ketogenic diet because it’s the only thing that makes me feel good on a daily basis. I combine that with foods that have low inflammatory and histamine responses. Finally I practice good sleep habits.
This is a journey and I don’t have everything figured out but I want to share what I have learned. I am not a doctor and I won’t give you medical advice. I’m not a pro-athlete and I won’t presume that I can give you training advice. What I will give you is references to the best nutrition, workouts, science, and data I can find.
You and I, we’re going to talk about keto, quality fats, lowering inflammation, lowering histamine, training, and sleep quality. I’ll give you anecdotes about what works for me and what doesn’t and you can share yours, and we’ll both try and see how they fit into our own journey. If that sounds good click on the “SIGN UP NOW” button and get yourself setup for email newsletters and a Facebook community. I’ll see you on the flip-side.