Saturday, April 21, 2012

UCAN Superstarch

By muting insulin response it allows the body to tap into fat stores, the body's natural and abundant source of energy. MY COMMENT: Jeff Volek , associate professor at the U of Connecticut, a long-time advocate of low-carbohydrate diets, is now on board as Director of Nutrition and Fitness for UCAN (Volek interview on How Men Can Lose Weight While Building Muscle Through Exercise and Smart Nutrition) discusses how to lose fat and build muscle by weight training on a low carbohydrate diet. Six servings of UCAN with a blender bottle sells for $17 at, so this is a drink that I would practice using prior to a couple of long runs, then save the rest for your races. The advantage with UCAN is you can take it 60-90 min prior to your workout and maintain blood sugar for a much longer time compared to a maltodextrin-based product. “Amy Yoder Begley’s found that she is able to do a 20-mile run off of 1 ½ packets an hour before. She then saves the second ½ packet as a recovery drink after.”

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