UESCA Certified Endurance Sports Nutrition Coach
» More Information
» More Information
UESCA Certified Endurance Sports Nutrition Coach 😃 😉
Being a family man with a full time job and training hard in order to be a better athlete this was not easy. It takes a lot of passion, dedication and love for the subject.
Anyhow, nothing could stop me from completing this great course to add to my knowledge arsenal.
As long as I remember I loved the subject, still the real interest started in my early age due to serious health issues. My parents faught very hard for my life even when all the experts gave me just months left to live. I was just a young teenager, just 15 years of age!
I made my decision when I was 15 years old a bit after a few experts told my mother that I only had a few months left to live. My allergies towards almost everything, the sick organs slowly failing.... my diet was slowly killing me. I was dying. It was just lucky enough that we went to a campsite with other people in one occasion in 1988 where we could eat only vegan food. I thought at first that everyone was weird and a little stupid. After a few days, I realized that it was me who had to change things in life because it was me who has never felt better after just a week in the mountains with a vegan diet! Yes I could not eat legumes because of my allergy but still....
I felt incredibly alive and healthy after just one week! After that trip, I have never tasted meat again! I felt better, improving week after week and my blood levels were good again after only a few years! I started eating a vegan diet almost in connection with the ultra- running when I immediately noticed that all my wounds healed much faster, the recovery becomes easier, smoother and faster. I feel better today than I ever did before in my life!
This is something that one might want to think about.
From a dying teenager to a happy "senior" ultra runner! Not bad, right!?
In 1988 I decided to quit eating meat and become a vegetarian! I am vegan nowadays and would really love to see the world to change in the future. The human behaviour as today needs to change. Food is incredibly important for everyone and I often wonder how it can be that nowadays only a few think about what they actually eat, where the food come from, how the products you buy are made/produced and what rules and conditions are applied on daily basis during the process. We do not seem to care much about that. It seems that for most people it's enough that the food is prepared quickly and that is cheap. But at the same time I see the impact on us, the world around us and the future .... The future does not look that bright if people continue acting like that. Of course, everyone has the right to decide for themselves as best they can. But at the same time it is also the case that nowadays we know certain things better than our prior generations. We know much more, the knowledge is just a few clicks away online on the internet ready to be acquired. This means that if you really want to, you can get information fairly quickly. We seem to have completely lost empathy, feelings and understanding of what we eat, how we eat and what the consequences are because of our decisions, habits and so called traditions. We are too many on the planet nowadays! We need to care, to understand, to respect! We cannot ignore the facts.. not any more! We must become more diet/food-conscious, we need to understand the consequences of our actions. We must optimize the food production processes with respect for nature, animals and finally our children and grandchildren... our future.
It is very much understandable that the diet must change with a specific activity or in this case related to an "extreme" sport. It requires a lot of energy during every week while training and there is an incredible energy loss during those long runs/races. You have to learn to manage the energy intake in an efficient and smart way that works for you. We are all different and we all work differently, although certain biological and chemical principles apply to everyone.
This is why I searched a bit on the Internet in order to find a tool, a course, something that would help me and why not, other fellow runners, to be better, stronger while practicing the sport that we love. I wanted to get more knowledge of the processes that happen while running long races, training for hours. I needed to learn how to optimize my energy, my nutrition and hydration. I needed to learn how to use my knowledge and add some science into the equation in order to get some understanding of the processes that happen when we practice our endurance activities.
When I found UESCA I loved the format of their product, the fact that the course is video-based, with subtitles, with a full transcript, and critical points for each module. The fact that is completely science based with NO false and/or biased information was something that I was looking for from the beginning.
The fact that I could do the whole course at my own pace was certainly a huge bonus.
Anyways, I can highly recommend @uesca1 if you are interested into the science. 🙏
I feel ready to share some knowledge in the future but at the same time I'm very hungry for more knowledge. I might apply for another course..... 😁🤙
Hopefully, the information gained will help both me and my fellow runners to perform better during our future adventures! 🙏❤🤙
Feel free to contact me. I am happy to help! 😃