nutrition

The World's Top 10 Adventure Breweries

The most succulent, and texture rich red wine you could imagine can be bought a block from our place in Chamonix. In fact there are choices that would make the most fastidious sommelier happy for days on end. The big problem is, there isn’t a decent beer for 1,000 miles. Thank all that is hoppy and holy that I get to the USA monthly to get a decent cold one.

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Topics: Travel, Nutrition

How to Adopt High Fat Low Carb (HFLC) Diet today

Here's my interview with the producer of Cereal Killers with some of the basics around a high fat low carb (HFLC) diet. I've found it to be the best diet for big adventures, because you don't have to carry tons of gels or bars. I've also got two other blogs on HFLC: the first on how to make my adventure coffee and the second from Donal the Producer of Cereal Killers on the Eight Great HFLC snacks to carry on your next adventure. 

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Topics: Nutrition

Can you drop your love handles playing pokemon go?

When I picked up my 13 year old daughter from acting camp she wanted to go for a 5k run. Why? To unlock an egg in Pokémon GO. It’s a new augmented reality game that is like geocaching using the GPS on your phone. It made me realize that Pokémon might be one solution to a problem my cousin told me about a few weeks back. 

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Topics: How-to, Nutrition

Burn fat, increase energy, get smarter all before breakfast with MY adventure coffee

The woman spoke no English, but smiled unceasingly while she violated my personal space, nudging the steaming mug at me. I could only wonder about the void where her two front teeth once hung. As transfixed on the smile as I was, I soon snapped out of the trance and felt the hot mug burning my hand. As I looked down at the cup I could see oil droplets separating on top from the rest of the concoction. The shiny circles appeared to be dancing on the top of the hot liquid. Mostly out of politeness, and an unwillingness to offend my toothless hostess, I took a sip. Surprisingly, it wasn’t bad. Sweet and salty, and more floral tasting than I expected. I sipped a bit more. It was five o’clock in the morning and I was just north of Tengboche Nepal, on my way to Everest Base Camp. Through gesticulation and grunting mostly, I deciphered that I was drinking some sort of tea with the butter or cheese, or worse, from a Yak mixed in.

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Topics: How-to, Nutrition

The Great 8 Foods to Fuel Any Adventure

Posted by Donal O'Neill

You might be reading a lot about athletes who are using a high-fat diet to uncover amazing athletic performance – from Lindsey Vonn to Tim Olson to our own Patrick Sweeney. The “Drop Dead Healthy Plan” you will see me undertake in Cereal Killers Movie evolved organically throughout a two year period of trial, error and omission. That all started back in 2010 when there wasn’t much out there about the benefits of fat adaptation for health or performance. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Friends