FitOldDog’s Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary

FitOldDog's Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary

Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary No Kwashiorkor Yet! Kwashiorkor: A form of malnutrition caused by protein deficiency in the diet, typically affecting young children in the tropics. The funny thing about my two years on a dairy-free, meat-free, eggs-free (vegan) diet, is how easy it was to do. Furthermore, it seemed to have no impact at all on my ability to continue Ironman training (unlike my ... Read more

Vegan Nutrition Carboloading: Potatoes, Rice, Pasta Or Bread, And B12?

Vegan Nutrition Carboloading: Potatoes, Rice, Pasta Or Bread, And B12?

Vegan nutrition is a fascinating topic. Especially for the plant-based athlete. Vegan nutrition? A contentious topic, in many circles! Don't miss FitOldDog's vegan nutrition carb survey, at the bottom of the page! Vegan nutrition, doing it right. First, let's get vitamin B12 out of the way - does our need for B12 mean we have to eat meat? No! Just read this article, entitled: "Vital Wisdom: A Journey of ... Read more

What’s To Eat? What Was Your Food Journey, I Wonder?

What's To Eat? What Was Your Food Journey, I Wonder?

"You are what you eat." Lindlahr, 1942  What’s To Eat? Now! There's a great question! There are many reasons that we eat what we do. The main one is habit or conditioning. Usually the food that our family provided, as we were growing up. As a researcher and triathlete, I think a lot about the energy component. Should I get my power from carbohydrates or fats? But there is much more to nutrition than ... Read more

Tough Race Report With Further Thoughts On Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain And Plant-Based Vegan Nutrition

Tough Race Report With Further Thoughts On Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain And Plant-Based Vegan Nutrition

If you've ever had plantar fasciitis, you'll be aware that it can always come back if you are not careful. That said, you can make plantar fasciitis heel pain go away again, if you know how. My training plan for Ironman Western Australia (December 6th, 2015) includes a number of key races, as indictors of where I need to focus my attention. One such race was the 2015 OBX Half Ironman, last weekend. It was also ... Read more

What Do Diet, Exercise, Animal Rights, And Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Have In Common? Awareness Is Key!

What Do Diet, Exercise, Animal Rights, And Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Have In Common? Awareness Is Key!

"The benefits of the use of animals in medical research are obvious and quantifiable. From heart transplants, scans for improved prenatal diagnostic techniques, blood transfusions and anticoagulants to medication for high blood pressure, asthma and major depressive disease – most of us have benefited from the use of animals in some form." Dr Obaro Evuarherhe Human awareness evolves, one epiphany at a time, if ... Read more

Prostate Problems Old Man?

Prostate Problems Old Man?

I Never Thought I Would Get Old Enough To Have Prostate Problems Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms My prostate problems resulted in the desire to pee, all the time. Even when I didn't need to pee. With painfully slow urination! But I'm an Ironman-distance triathlete. This isn't supposed to happen! Then one friend had prostate cancer (treated successfully). Another had his prostate reamed with a ... Read more

Plant-Based Ironman Training Feels Good So Far To FitOldDog

Plant-Based Ironman Training Feels Good So Far To FitOldDog

Plant-based Ironman training is another FitOldDog experiment in life, and it is coming with some interesting surprises - embrace surprise for healthy aging. I'm not the first, but I am one of the older people to try it, I imagine. My run is coming back, after two years. Yes! Two years, but it was a smooth and steady run, of 7 x 400 repeats, at the track, with Julie, today. My pace was not horrible, finally! Now ... Read more

Honey Stinger Waffles Versus Bananas On The Ironman Bike Course

Honey Stinger Waffles Versus Bananas On The Ironman Bike Course

Comment from Walter, fellow mature athlete, in response to watching my recent video, linked above: "I appreciate that anyone who cycles and/or runs and/or swims long distance can eat stuff (actually need to eat stuff) that would usually not be seen as part of a healthy diet - e.g. honey stingers or waffles as we tend to call them over here. However, in keeping with your new plant-based diet and in line with ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.