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Coffee Plus Fat = Increased Fat Burning and Athletic Performance
There is a reason why elite athletes are now jumping on the ketogenic bandwagon. Unlike weekend warriors or casual exercisers, elite athletes are extremely tuned into their bodies. In other words, they definitely notice the way different diets affect the body. One such athlete is Gabrielle Reece. Gabby is known for her accomplishments as an elite athlete, mother, author and leader in the fitness industry.

I recently talked with Gabby about the ketogenic diet. She has discovered what many elite fitness experts are noticing: If you eat fat before a workout, body fat is burned more efficiently and endurance and performance are increased.

Needless to say, she is fired-up on this topic and is passionately working with the Laird SuperFood team to research and develop products that induce ketogenesis. See our ketogenic blogs for some recent science and information on this revolutionary way of eating. Ketogenic Diet Part I, Part II & Part III.

Multiple studies have been conducted on the effect of coffee on exercise performance. Long story short, it enhances exercise endurance and performance as well as promotes thermogenesis (fat burning). That is precisely why there is a lot of caffeine in various performance drinks and supplements. Our team has little interest in caffeine supplements. We believe in the whole food approach. Therefore, we use whole, hand picked high altitude coffee, which is far superior to commercially available coffee beans. We believe it will help you perform better especially when you combine it with TopFuel or the Laird SuperFood Creamer.

Try the following and let us know if you are performing better too!

Pre-workout – Have a cup or Laird Coffee with TopFuel. Optionally, add more fat to the pre-workout beverage by consuming 2 eggs or an avocado. This is very ketogenic.

By Jeff Grimm

References:

Coffee Induced Thermogenesis and Skin Temperature

The Ketogenic Diet and Sport: A possible Marriage?

The effect of weight loss by ketogenic diet on the body composition, performance-related physical fitness factors and cytokines of Taekwondo athletes.

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