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Monday, June 17, 2019

Infinit Cold Brew - Too Good to Be True???

Not even close!


We developed Infinit Cold Brew a couple of years ago after serving up protein iced coffees to friends and family.  Until mid-2017, these delicious drinks were simply made by taking real coffee, adding Infinit Raw (20 g), cream and a little maple syrup to taste.  They were always a hit.  Our first public appearance was at the Tour di via Italia - 2016, where we served Anchor Cold Brew with our Raw - making a lot of friends and truly validating there was a place for a protein-based iced coffee.  This only works if you use the best whey isolate, which we do, and have been doing so since 2008.

In June 2017, we knew that we had to make this concept into a ‘just add water’ project.  After a bit of formulating and bench work, and (the best part) taste testing, we had it.  Looking for simplicity, we ended up with only 4 additions: organic coconut sugar, real coffee, New Zealand Whey Isolate and Rich Mix (a non-dairy creamer).  Just add water and ice, and you have an iced coffee that is good for you.  On my personal Facebook page, I posted this and the response was incredible: Infinit Cold Brew - FB Post.  As an aside, if you avoid sugar of any kind in your diet, we offer a fantastic sugar-free version called Keto Kold Brew and you can read about it on our Keto Krazy site (link here).

Fast forward 2 years and we have a different business - fuelling athletes and helping them recover continues to be our ‘raison d’etre’, but now, some of those very athletes are enjoying our superb Infinit Cold Brew as part of their pre-morning regime, during really long athletic efforts, and as part of their recovery.  A real bonus has been that we are appealing to everyday folks who are busy in the morning but still want to get 20 g of protein - it is the perfect drink to replace your coffee on the way to work.  Others, including my mom, use it as a mid-afternoon snack - something she loves and gets 20g additional protein into her diet, which is so important for ‘healthy agers’. Adequate protein is essential to prevent muscle waste (sarcopenia) as we get older, so finding delicious ways to incorporate it into your real-food-diet is what we at Infinit like to do. 
To date, we have served up just under 150 000 servings of Infinit Cold Brew and it just keeps growing!

If you are looking for:


  • a delicious iced coffee  
  • extra protein in your diet
  • a drink before work or a workout that has calories, protein, and real coffee
  • a good for you mid-afternoon snack/pick-me-up
  • an after workout drink that will aid in your recovery
  • a coffee that is good for you

Infinit Cold Brew might just be what you are looking for.  If you want to try it,  it comes in single serving packs (great for a take-along), 10 and 25 serving bags. Click here to have a look.




Tuesday, June 11, 2019

600 km Ride Complete - Qualified for Paris-Brest-Paris

600 km done - feeling great, both physically and mentally.

What started at 5:00 am on Saturday morning finished at 6:46 pm Sunday, well within the 40 hr cut off time for this 600 km Brevet.  All smiles after completing my longest bike ever and knowing I am officially qualified for this year's Paris-Brest-Paris the world's oldest cycling event, dating back to 1891.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Infinit Nutrition Canada Partners Up With Windsor’s City Cyclery Inc.

Infinit Nutrition Canada Partners Up With Windsor’s City Cyclery Inc.
The Canadian nutrition company will have a new retailer in Windsor.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

3rd Qualifying Ride Down - 1 to Go!! 300 km Tour of Detroit


My only goal (other than finishing this 300 km brevet within the maximum time of 20 hrs to make it official for my PBP - Ride) was to finish in daylight!  It turned out that on this day, with the group we had, it wasn't going to be a problem!  What I love about these rides is that in a short time, you get to cement relationships quickly - I now have 5 new friends. But I was also very grateful that another biking buddy, Rick made the trip to Wixom with me. He and I have suffered through some other big rides together, and it was a great relief to know he'd be joining me. In total,  I believe a total of 25 riders turned out for this - some wanting to just finish before the 20 hrs, some that have done countless brevets, and some like the guys in our group that were looking to cover the 300 km in a reasonably expedited fashion.  For 13 hrs and 35 minutes, I rode with this group, with varied cycling experience amongst us (listed from left to right):

  • Rick: he and I have ridden a few tours together: 200's and a 400 (Cremore Classic... epic!)
  • Brian: a strong cyclist who rides gravel all the time, he hopped into his first brevet ever, today
  • Dragi: >21 000 km last year (enough said)
  • Eric: fairly new to Randoeneuring - but already accomplished
  • Darcy: yes - me
  • Al: at 63 is still a rock star; back in the day, he was the US national 24 hr Time Trial Champ
  • Ryan: completing his longest ride ever after a 200 km brevet a few weeks ago
Within the first10 km we emerged as a group that was looking to push the pace a bit and keep the stops as short as possible.  Below, you can see the route with each of the control points - control points are stops where you either have a shop owner sign your card with the time, or you pick up information on the course that would only be available if you rode the course e.g. on Belle Isle, the number 767 is embossed on this anchor (pictured) at the Coast Guard Station at the tip of the island.
We pushed through the early morning darkness and rain westward until we hit drier and brighter times on the shores of Lake St. Clair.  The first two stops - one at 42 km and the other at 75 km - were gas station/convenience stores: great to get some water and take in some more of the nutrition each of us stowed away on our bikes to keep us going all day.



Throughout the day, I had 9 servings of my Custom Infinit (250 calories, 4g protein/serving), some macadamia nuts, 1 serving of Infinit Cold Brew alongside a small bag of potato chips (aaaah), and 2 chocolate fudge Poptarts (best ever) with 40 km left.
 I was sharing with my wife, Brenda that it is incredible how much and how differently you can see things on a bike.  Even though we live close by, I have never been along the U.S. shores of St Clair - what a beautiful place! From the shores I could see the water tower in Tecumseh.  Grosse Point was also great, even with the dull skies that greeted us. I definitely intend to head back there for some sun another time.  Onward... straight down Jefferson through the heart of Detroit, with a dedicated bike lane most of the way (Windsor, we have to do better!).  Next, a loop around Belle Isle. This was so cool - to actually be riding the course that the Indy cars will be ripping around in a few weeks.  Then it was off to downtown Detroit: I go here often for events and food but, again, seeing it on a bike was an entirely new perspective. I loved it! 

When I first previewed this course, I was excited that I was going to see right up close, the places I usually see from across the river from Old Sandwich Town, Lasalle and Amherstburg.  In many ways - a world apart, yet 5 km away from where I ride all the time. Crazy!  In fact our cycling ESRCC - West team was riding along the east banks of the Detroit river at the very same time I was on the west bank on my way to explore Grosse Ile for the first time.  I really enjoyed this community.  Even seeing Zug Island, River Rouge and Wyandotte - all had a certain beauty on this day.  After getting off of Grosse Ile, we finally got away from all the stopping and starting associated with city streets, traffic lights and stop signs.  It was good to put our heads down and find some consistent pace. We worked well together, and when we separated we would wait for one another at the next turn.  After riding together for 7-8 hrs already, I wanted for all seven of us to finish together, which was exactly what we did.  We did have some opportunity to ride at our own pace where we could pick it up on a couple of longer stretches through the Metro-Parks near Kensington and Pickney. It was truly beautiful riding, I now understand why so many Windsor-Essex riders pop over there (and for the nice rolling hills).

I really enjoyed getting to know all the riders on the day while we were all exploring our limits.  We finished strong in the beautiful sunlight - the last 30 km were dominated by multi-use trails carved through the Michigan communities.  I am grateful for my time with the group of six with whom I shared this journey, and especially grateful for knowing a little more of what Michigan has to offer.

I'd be lying if I didn't say that I am pumped that 3 of my qualifying rides are complete:
  1. Rondeau Rando - 200 km, March 30th (Link to 200 km)
  2. Greece, Corinth to Thermo - 400 km, Apri 13th (Link to 400 km)
  3. Tour of Detroit - 300 km, May 19th 
  4. Coming soon - Windsor 600 km, June 8th

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Friday, May 17, 2019

Incredible Ironman Couple - This Is Why I Do What I Do!!!



Wednesday, I received this email that put a smile on my face and it is exactly the reason we do what we do at Infinit Nutrition Canada.


1st Overall AG-60-64
Hi Darcy,

Wanted to let you know that Jenn and myself appreciate the time you spent with us updating our nutrition formulas for our race last weekend in Santa Rosa. 

We both had excellent results and our new formulas were perfect.

Jenn won her AG (60-64) by over 45 minutes and is going to Kona for the 2nd time.

I had my first podium finish (5th in AG 55-59) after my best run off the bike. 3:41:18

Our next race is IM Calgary 70.3 in August with our eye on a slot for the 2020 70.3 championships in New Zealand. 

Thanks again, 
Michael


Jenn and Michael have been long time customers; they reached out to us in March and wanted to discuss a few tweaks to their Custom Blends for their upcoming race at Ironman Santa Rosa.  We hopped on a call to discuss together how we could tweak the blends to optimize their performance; their blends were ordered, sent, and - wow! What incredible results!



5th Overall AG-55-59
Both Michael and Jenn had solid swims and bikes, but most Ironman competitors know it is what you do on the run that makes the real difference.  I once heard (not sure if was my coach Richard Pady http://healthyresults.ca/): "Ironman is all about conserving energy and nourishing your body the best you can for the swim, the bike and the first half-marathon; the race starts on the second half-marathon".  In my personal experience and from what I have witnessed at all levels - those that run the 2nd half marathon close to their first 13.1 miles have results closest to their true potential on the day.  This is exactly what Jenn and Michael did - Jenn was less than 10 minutes slower for the second half and Michael under 7 minutes. These are incredible results: Mike was able to run the last 2 km at sub 5 min/km pace.


When you truly understand your personal fuel and hydration needs, and when you create a plan to ingest the right amount of calories, electrolytes and water, then execute - you can get results like this.  It is not rocket science (but it IS science), and it is not without some suffering (pain management) - but both Michael and Jenn raced at a level that they had trained for.  We are happy that we were able to fuel them to their potential.





Congrats Jenn and Michael - truly incredible results.

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Friday, April 19, 2019

400 km Epic Ride in Greece Complete!!!

As you may know, I am trying to complete all of my qualifying rides to turn my pre-registration for  Paris-Brest-Paris into a full registration: 1st Paris-Brest-Paris Qualifying Ride.  With my chilly March 30th - 200 km out of the way, it was onto my Big Greek Adventure.  Knowing I had some time in Greece and I would be missing the 300 km qualifying brevet back home, I felt like I had to find a qualifying ride in Greece.  After reaching out to several bike clubs in Greece, I found Ble Cycling Club and Hector - he couldn't help personally as they didn't have any 300 or 400 km rides scheduled while I would be in Greece, but he mentioned a friend that he knew who was heading up a 400 km ride from Corinth to Thermo and back.  This was my best option: 2.5 hrs away from our home base in Greece.  After much communication (and patience) using Google Translate, Spiros and I figured it all out.  I was all set for a 5:00 a.m.vstart for April 13. I got registered and I had my official Greek Randonneuring number, 4268 - all riders must have a registration number for a brevet to count.

Road this coast for 100 in the light and in the dark!
My wife, Brenda (a real team-player) traveled with me to Corinth, where we rented an AirBnB for 2 nights.  We had a great meal at Soul Kitchen - crazy vibe, great food, a good beer and all for 30 euros.  It was back to the apartment to do final preparation for the big ride.  After dinner, as I was packing up my gear, it was really starting to hit home: 'I am about to go ride 400 km with people I don't know, not sure if any speak english, not sure riding levels and - shit!  It is already 11 pm!'  I had to get up at 3:55 a.m., hop into my clothes and leave by 4:10 a.m. to get to the Agioi Theodoroi train station.  Honestly, I'm not sure I slept for even 2 hours before the alarm sounded.  I had to tell myself 'You'll be fine!'
I quickly brushed my teeth, hopped into my clothes, and grabbed my Mango Custom Infinit bottles and my Cold Brew.  I arrived and parked my car at the train station where I met Spiros. As I feared, he had no English and I - no Greek. However, we managed some basic communication through smiles and gestures, and he gave me my Brevet card. I gave him the 8 euros and, well...  I was set!  I was super prepared and ready to go.  A bunch of riders left right at 5 a.m. Spiros was still there, so I was looking at him. His English was quite limited, but I understood him when he looked up abruptly and told me 'Go, Go!'.  So I joined the other riders.  In this group was Derk (German - been in Greece for 20 years), Ioannis, Stylianos, Maria, Anastasios and now me.  Spiros caught us later with another rider.

We were not even 10 km in as we are making our way into Corinth - one of the riders hit a huge pothole that could have swallowed a Mini Cooper.  He went down hard and right in front of me. I anticipated his move incorrectly and rode right into him, going over my bars and down!  Well, that is a great way to start a 400 km ride!  I had some bruising on both legs and chin, but my bike was fine - I got off lucky so did he!

So onward....did I forget to tell you it was raining? Yes of course, but the weather would clear 3 hours in.  When the dawn broke. we were riding along the Gulf of Corinth-absolutely stunning. We were right beside the waters' edge and we could see clear across to the mountains by Arachova,  where we are currently staying for a month.  Luckily, once we got into our groove, I found that several of the folks could speak english - Maria and Derk in particular. It was great to get to know them.  The first 100 km was flat, and the next 50 km was some rolling hills - until we got to the Rion-Antririon Bridge - an amazing structure.  After crossing the bridge we started the climbing - 5 climbs in total. It was amazing (I love climbing) and the views were spectacular!  Our goal as 6 riders was to get the mountain climbing and descent done in the day light.  As it turned out, our riding abilities and level of fatigue was quite varied - I was having a great day, so they sent me ahead.  After each descent I would wait for the others.  On the last descent -
Double cappuccino please! 
only Spiros came (the others were way back) and he wanted to ride on without waiting for the rest.  I had to move on with him as Garmin can be problematic in other countries.  I felt I need to stay with someone, and that someone was Spiros.  At this point, we had about 150 km left to go.

Spiros and I rode together for another 50 km, and we got to Aigio.  With our limited communication, I found out that he was losing energy.  We stopped at a cafe where I had a double cappuccino and a half bag of Olive Oil Lays potato chips - really seemed to hit the mark!  Before I knew it, Spiros was gone - I wasn't packed up yet, but I took my time, figuring I would catch him.  When I did, we were riding at much different paces - I went
Greece is spectacular - everywhere you look a beautiful scene!
ahead.  It was after 11 pm and I knew we had close to 100 km left.  Knowing there was a group of 4 behind for him if he needed help, I went onward with his support and encouragement.
So how crazy is this?!  I am alone in Greece, riding 100 km back to the start. I had been riding since 5 am.  I figured, 'I am ok. I still have lots of power to charge my devices (Garmin and iPhone);  I have data if I have to use Google Maps; my Garmin seems to be working fine and, well - its on the same path we had covered a half a day ago. I can do this!'
It was actually a pretty magical experience, and I am still in awe that you can continue to average 28-29 km/hr on your pedals 20 hrs into a bike ride - I think I was fuelled on this idea and the odd shot of adrenaline when being chased in the dark by the local dogs.  I was fuelled perfectly on the day: my Custom Infinit blend, lots of Infinit Power, a few Infinit Cold Brews, a few cappuccinos and some baked goods.  I got back to the car alone and that is when it hit me: I was done. Like, I mean - exhausted.  I packed the bike up, got some warm clothes on, and drove the 20 minutes back to the apartment - likely one of the hardest efforts of the day.

I am so grateful to have the health to complete these epic journeys. My motto is: you have to keep moving, to keep moving.  Push yourself a bit beyond what you think is possible. You might surprise yourself and find you can take on something even bigger tomorrow.

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

1st Qualifying Ride Complete - Paris-Brest-Paris 2019!!!


Last year, thanks to a fellow ESR rider and friend Tim O'Callahan I dipped my toe into the world of Randonneuring.  In 2018 I did a couple of 200 km Brevets, a 384 km Fleche Ride and the 400 km Cremore Classic.  While riding the Cremore - I learned a lot more about this Paris-Brest-Paris thing, it occurs every 4 years, it is coming up this August and it frankly sounded epic.  I tucked it away quietly and hoped that I could find my way there.

With my 400 km ride last year, it allows me to pre-register for Paris-Brest-Paris and that is what I just did.  I am so excited, my starting time is 8:30  pm on August 18.  We have 90 hrs to complete the 1200 km, we all need a little nervous energy....I am so excited.  There will be 5 of us total riding: Brenda, Tim, Chappy and Matt.  Pretty certain that Geoff will be making the trek to support us at the control points and driving our rental RV.

I have just completed the first qualifying ride, the Rondeau Rando (200 km - https://www.strava.com/activities/2253446834).  Definitely a tough day - always hard starting a big ride in the rain and near freezing temperatures.  Brenda, Tim, Brian, Lorelei and I rolled out around 7 am for what was cold and wet for the entire day.  Funny when you ride in conditions like that and explore your limits, you appreciate everything, yesterday I had the best chicken noodle soup, the best coffee, the best coffee and finally the best shower at 8 pm - Glorious!!!


Now I am down to 3 more qualifying rides: 300, 400 and 600 km brevets before June 20 in order to convert my pre-registration into a confirmed registration.  Hasn't always been this way, but due to many withdrawals they have added these qualifying rides.  At present, this is what I know about my schedule:
  • April 13th, 400 km - Corinth, Greece
  • May 18th, 300 km - Detroit, MI
  • June 8th, 600 km - Windsor
I always love having something big on the horizon, something that scares and excites me at the same time.  I have that with my Paris-Brest-Paris journey - I will share the highs and lows as they unfold.


- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Infinit Nutrition Canada Partners Up With The National Cycling Centre of Hamilton


The Canadian nutrition company will provide fuel for the NCCH athletes.

Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Infinit Nutrition Canada is a leader in ultra-premium custom-blended nutritional sports drinks and is announcing their newest partnership with The National Cycling Centre of Hamilton. Infinit Nutrition Canada will be fuelling the cyclists from The National Cycling Centre of Hamilton with their Race Fuel sports drink products throughout the year.

“Infinit Nutrition Canada is thrilled to support the great work NCCH is doing in the world of cycling.  NCCH and Infinit strive for the same things - helping cyclists of any level, from beginner to the most competitive athletes reach their full potential.  We are happy to be a part of growing the Canadian cycling community through this partnership. – Darcy Haggith, CEO of Infinit Nutrition Canada.

“NCCH & X-Speed United is extremely pleased to partner with INFINIT Nutrition, a Canadian company. Our Development team - NCCH pb Franklin Templeton Investments feeds into NCCH pb MGCC Trade Team, which then  feeds into X-Speed United Continental. All of our athletes will have access to INFINIT Nutrition products and advice. It is our aim to have all levels of our organization exposed to the same sponsor products, and services. It just adds value to NCCH and the sponsors reach.  " – Rick Lee, Manager of NCCH.

The National Cycling Centre Hamilton is a not-for-profit corporation and was created as a legacy organization following the very successful 2003 UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Hamilton Ontario. We hold together with full-time and part-time staff, as well as many wonderful, helpful volunteers.

Our Centre is one of five nationally recognized cycling centres in Canada and is responsible for identifying, recruiting, testing, coaching and training high performance and development athletes in the Province of Ontario. The Centre is formally partnered with the Canadian Cycling Association, the Ontario Cycling Association, the City of Hamilton and McMaster University. Since its creation in 2005, the Centre has assisted over 75 athletes win medals at National Championships and/or become members of the Canadian National Cycling Team. For more information visit http://ncch.ca.


Infinit Nutrition Canada is proud to fuel Canada's most elite athletes, recreational athletes and weekend warriors with the highest grade, ultra-premium nutritional sports drinks. Nearly all sourced materials are from Canada and manufactured proudly in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Infinit Nutrition is proud to fuel the most elite athletes, recreational athletes, and weekend warriors, through the understanding of individual needs and by providing the purest nutritional sports drinks to fuel them. For more information, visit www.infinitnutrition.ca or contact Infinit Nutrition Canada directly at 1-877-691-3835 or by email at cs@infinitnutrition.ca.


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Contact Details:
Darcy Haggith
President
877-691-3835
darcy@infinitnutrition.ca

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Julie Kelly: Canada’s Elite Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Racer



The Rider

Imagine riding your mountain bike through the woods, up and down steep hills as fast as you can pedal. All the while, time is against you and other riders are right behind you fighting to get ahead - keep in mind this race is for 24 hours. This is Julie Kelly’s world! She is a world-renown 24hr Canadian Mountain Bike racer and is one of the top five in the world.
She works and lives in Fernie, BC where she often walks and rides with her Jack Russel through the trail network. Julie also oversees the non-motorized trails for the Fernie Trails Alliance. She is also a fitness instructor and personal trainer and has taken up skate ski racing. In her off time, Julie is always training her body in some way through staying active.

Competitors Are Driven

If Julie could talk to the earlier racer version of herself she would tell herself,
“Be positive. Stay strong mentally and physically. Race your own race and stay focused on the moment. “
As an individual, Julie likes to test her limits. She likes the challenge along with the journey of what you can achieve both physically and mentally. She’s interested in seeing what she can accomplish and what she can learn from each experience to get better for the following race.

World Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships

Last October, Julie raced in the World Solo 24hr Championships held in Scotland. She claims that it was by far the most challenging race she had ever competed in. This was because most of the race had high winds pushing against her, pouring rain and it was a super competitive field. Despite the vigorous challenges, she was able to prevail and finished 5th in the Women’s Elite field.


In The Beginning


When Julie first started racing, she was confident in her abilities to compete. She recalls, in her first race, she was very nervous but she trusted in the process and believed her training prepared her enough to compete. Once the first race was over, she was craving for more. Julie gradually moved into bigger events and eventually got into the 24hr team race and then onto the Solo category.

Julie’s Advice to Future Riders:

Have a proper nutrition plan like Infinit Canada. You need to make sure you have your nutrition dialed, both on and off the bike make sure you’re properly fueling. We’ve all made that mistake where we haven’t had enough calories whether its liquid or other nutrition. You need to make sure you keep on top of hydration and nutrition or you won’t be able to achieve your optimal performance. Then you have to make sure you’re doing the same thing off the bike - that’s key. You have to train hard and know there are  going to be times where it's going to be challenging!  Make sure you’re taking the time to recover properly, find that proper balance. Of course proper sleep plays a critical role as well. So if you want to have that top performance make sure all these things are dialed in.

What Has Been The Impact of Infinit Canada on your Career?

In Julie’s first 24hr race she took too much sodium on with the combination of liquid and supplements. When Julie spoke with Darcy from Infinit Canada, they were able to identify what works best for her with the type of activity she does. They also reviewed how much sweat she would be producing and what the temperature of the environment was and how much her weight would fluctuate during the race. “You need to adjust and supplement based on various factors which Infinit Canada did with me.” Infinit allows her to stay on the bike longer and keep moving.


Julie’s Upcoming Races


Be sure to check out Julie and show your support as she competes in these upcoming events:
April 2019: Two Wheel Ten Hour, Spokane, WA
May 2019: Salty Dog, Salmon Arm, BC
May 2019: 24 Hours Round the Clock, Spokane, WA
July 2019: Butte 100 Miler Race, Butte, MT

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Staying Hydrated Is So Simple. Why Do Many Endurance Athletes Train and Race In A Dehydrated State?


Ignorance.

My pain is your gain!  A bit of background, I raced Lake Placid Ironman 6 years in a row starting in 2002.  As is the case for many first timers, this initial one was a bit of a kick in the gut.  I really wasn't prepared for what was to come.  In 2003 & 2004, I learned a lot more lessons, while I continued to increase my fitness level and the results were better and better.  In 2005, I was coached by Richard Pady and now on Infinit - had the race of my dreams - went from 11:29 in 2004 to a 10:45, was elated.  But wanted more!!!  I now felt I was close enough to compete for my dream of going to Kona, figured I would have to go 10:10 - 10:15.  Qualified for Boston in the fall of 2005, my run was there, my swim, well improved enough to limit losses in the water and the bike was stronger than ever with all the Computrainer miles.  So how did it go?  Well, I fell flat on my face.

The race started off perfectly - I swam a 1:08:30 (1:49 - fast for me), I biked a 5:28 on a tough Placid course (good enough for 96 overall out of more than 2000 athletes). Now all I needed to do was run the way I was running off the bike all season long.  I was hoping to run 7:30 to start and fade a bit to near 8.  It was clear during my first mile that I was in trouble - I ran the first mile at 7:55 and really struggled to hold that, as the miles went by - the pace continued to balloon - ended up running the whole thing, but with a pace of 9:15, finished with a 4:02, more than 35 minutes slower then I was trained to go.  As soon as I finished, I knew I was in trouble, nauseous, dizzy, chilled - shortly after they woke me up in the med tent, I had passed out.  I still marvel at the mind's ability to push through - I ended the race at 162 pounds after starting at 172.  Clearly, I was dehydrated, severely!

So, of course, I was down with the result, was happy I got through it but did a lot of soul searching, trying to figure out how it was I got so dehydrated.  I took a bottle an hour, maybe a bit more - thought I was good.  This is where the learning came - I spent a lot of time reading and researching how to know how hydrated you are, my rate of fluid loss and most importantly how much do I have to ingest to stay reasonably hydrated.  After very carefully taking pre-workout and post-workout weights, while monitoring my total intake - I was able to determine my fluid loss rate was 1200 ml/hr.  This was an "ah-ha!" moment.  Think about it - over a 10 hr race, I am losing 1200 ml/hr and I was taking in just above 600 ml per hr - not a surprise I ended the race severely dehydrated.  FYI this was the case for all the previous races as well.

Now fast forward to when we get an opportunity to interact with an athlete during a custom consult.  Of course, we create a blend that has the right amount and mix of carbs, flavour preferences are aligned with customer expectations, electrolyte levels are good and the total calories result in a blend that is a good concentration (so it easily empties and absorbs).  But something that is just important is the work we do on hydration with each athlete.  Being well hydrated helps us perform now, but maybe more importantly, it allows us to recover fast - the faster we recover, the better we feel.  It may be normal for endurance athletes to be sore and fatigued after long workouts, but it doesn't have to be that way.  If you are fading at the end of long training sessions, cramping, feeling any symptoms like being dizzy, nauseous or chilled it could be you are dehydrated.  The best way to avoid this is to stop guessing.

Every athlete we get to work with, we spend 10 minutes on hydration and then send them a tool to capture their data and calculate their personal fluid loss rate.  Really an education tool, you can start to see how increasing intensity or riding in hotter temperatures drives the sweat response upwards.  Your body strives to keep the core body temperature constant, increasing power (intensity) and training/racing in heat increases the core body temperature and your body's response to control it, sweating.  This was a light bulb moment for me in 2006 and has been a key enabler for many athletes we have had the pleasure to work with.

The Sweat Test:

  1. Pick a run at least 90 mins or ride greater than 2 hrs. 
  2. Weigh yourself with a digital scale with no clothes on, after you have urinated (empty bladder). Record weight.
  3. Workout. Drink normally, but make sure you know how much you consumed during the training. 
  4. As soon after the training as possible, weigh yourself again with no clothes (dry off if sweaty), after you have urinated.  Record weight. 
  5. Then you simply enter the weights, pre and post, the duration of the exercise in minutes and finally the total fluids you ingested.  Say a 3 hr ride you had 3 bottles, this would be 1800 ml.
  6. The tool does the calculations for you, it will show your level of dehydration and your fluid loss rate/hr. Good to do multiple tests over a season to see how intensity and temperature affect your results. This increases your learnings and gives you a bigger library of data to draw on.
  7. How to use the fluid rate loss data.  Using my typical value of 1200 ml/hr, for the intensity I train at and the usual Windsor weather, you want to take in about 75% of your number.  For that 1200 ml that is 900 ml/hr or a bottle and a half.
If you want to be on top of the podium or at least your best, you have to hydrate!
So now you have the ability to measure your level of dehydration, calculate your fluid rate loss and how to stay reasonably hydrated.  Doing so will have you feeling better on your longer efforts as well you will recovery optimally.  If you are ever "off" after longer efforts, don't feel like eating/drinking, overly tired, nauseous there is a good chance you haven't hydrated effectively.  Don't let something this simple get in the way of your true potential, like it did for me back in 2006......aggghhh!!!


- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Monday, February 25, 2019

Infinit Nutrition Canada Teams Up With Real Deal Racing



After a record-breaking event, Infinit Nutrition Canada will fuel Real Deal Racing.

WINDSOR, Ontario - Feb. 24, 2019 -- Infinit Nutrition Canada is a leader in ultra-premium custom-blended nutritional sports drinks and is announcing their newest partnership with Real Deal Racing. Infinit Nutrition Canada will be fuelling cyclists with their sports drink products at every Real Deal Racing event. This partnership was made apparent after Infinit Nutrition Canada successfully fuelled Ed Veal for 24 hrs during his cycling fundraiser at the Forest City's Velodrome, in London, Ontario. Ed was able to set a new national record by cycling a total distance of 735 kms within that timeframe.

"We were thrilled to be part of Ed Veal's 24 hr Track Attack - that raised nearly $60 000.  After Ed cycled 735 kms, fuelled on Infinit - it made sense for us to find a way of working together. We are excited to be fuelling one of the best cycling teams in Ontario and the exposure it will bring to our Infinit brand." – Darcy Haggith, CEO of Infinit Nutrition Canada.

"I love the mild flavor and how easy it is to drink. The 24hr distance record was the ultimate test as I drank 20 bottles of Infinit product over the 24 hour period. I got all the nutrition I needed and even after all those bottles, I still looked forward to drinking it and it never once did it upset my stomach" - Ed Veal, owner of Real Deal Racing

RealDeal Racing is more than your average cycling team. They are a coaching business, an event organizer and a cycling team owner/operator all rolled into one. Their passion is the sport of cycling and giving back to the sport that gives them so much in return. To find out more about Real Deal Racing visit https://www.realdealracing.ca.

Infinit Nutrition Canada is proud to fuel Canada's most elite athletes, recreational athletes and weekend warriors with the highest grade, ultra-premium nutritional sports drinks. Nearly all sourced materials are from Canada and manufactured proudly in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Infinit Nutrition is proud to fuel the most elite athletes, recreational athletes, and weekend warriors, through the understanding of individual needs and by providing the purest nutritional sports drinks to fuel them. For more information, contact Infinit Nutrition Canada directly at 1-877-691-3835 or by email at cs@infinitnutrition.ca. Find out more about Infinit Nutrition Canada by visiting https://www.infinitcanada.com.

Contact Details:
Darcy Haggith
President
877-691-3835
darcy@infinitnutrition.ca

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

There is No "I" In "Team" - 24 Hr Real Deal


If you didn't get a chance last week to read our Read Deal 24 Hr Track Attack Post, this is the prequel to this entry.

Some things are just so cool and grand that you want to be part of them. The Track 24 Hr. Attack was just that.  Simple: just ride 24 hrs and raise $25000 to improve the heating and lighting at the Forest City Velodrome.  After connecting with Ed Veal (the chief participant), and coming up with a fuelling strategy, my attention quickly turned to ‘how can I join in the fun and help them hit their goal of raising the $25K?’  Ed put me in touch with the club president, Craig, to arrange to set me up on a rental bike and share some details.

An old friend describes my life as Tetris - he says ‘you just seem to turn the blocks and they all fall into place’.  I played a little Tetris this weekend and it was amazing.  My plan was to complete my long trainer ride in the morning as normal (training for Paris-Brest-Paris - have to get my miles in), and then head up to the ride to arrive at 4 pm in London, Ontario. I ended up getting there at 5 pm, and headed into a transformed Forest City Velodrome. I have ridden here twice for introductory track sessions and the facility didn't look like this:



Once up at the top of the track, I was amazed and thrilled - the infield was filled and there were 15-20 riders on the track.  This is a big deal! What a community!  I asked one of the volunteers if they knew where Craig was, and went down and introduced myself.  There was lots going on yet Craig asked me, “Can I help you bring your tent in?” Awesome. We quickly got our stuff, and he proceeded to get my bike, which I was going to ride between midnight and 4 am.  
Great vibe here! Setting up the tent I met Amanda - Ed's wife and a major support during the 24 hrs.  Amanda was amazing. She told me how grateful she and Ed were that we at Infinit had taken care of the fuel. Her incredulous comment regarding (Cold Brew) this coffee protein stuff: "Where has this been all my life?!"  Everything felt great.  Next, it was off to my parents for dinner and a chance to watch the Leafs game together.  My long-time friend Corey came over to catch the game as well, so my boots were being filled! 

After the game, I got my bike kit on and headed back to the velodrome.  There was still lots of activity when I arrived at 11:30 pm.  I got my bike set, got the lap counter sensor on the bike and I was ready to go.  I don’t know if you have ever ridden a fixed gear track bike or not.  There is no coasting: if you are moving, the pedals are moving. The only brakes are your legs and when you stop, you best click out at the right time or you topple!  I was worried about the moment of truth.  When I got on the bike - I mentally rehearsed this the two nights prior so I wouldn't fall flat starting or stopping. I guess that helped because I was good.  Ok, now this will be easy. Just ride- that's what I do.  I ride lots, so this will be good.


My goal was to go at least 100 km or 725 laps.  I was riding fine and starting to get into a groove - not terribly fast. Every few laps the main group (which included at least one of the Real Deal Racing Team members) and Ed would pass me, I would always hear ‘Stick!’ - basically hold your line so you don't cause an issue.  The line I was holding was the Black. I tried to stay there, and honestly, I was so focused on the black line that I made myself nauseous.  After 20 km, I had to go off the track and into the infield as I thought I was going to hurl.  I sat there for a while, actually quite scared. I had folks through Infinit and family/friends donate an amount per lap. Based on the commitments that had been made,  if I rode 725 laps, we would raise about $1200.  I had to figure this out!  In talking with Mike from the Waterloo Cycling Club, he gave me a tip to look further ahead and look up to the corner and not directly down on the Black.  Once I made this adjustment - the laps went by quickly. I got in behind Ed and one of the Team for lots of it, and was happy to be keeping the pace.  Sometime after 4:00 a.m., I came off the track and confirmed I had hit the 100 km - actually I hit 104 and 756 laps. Great!  I was able to go back to my parents and sleep!

I slept until 8:30 a.m., had breakfast and a shower, then went back to see Ed finish this out. 
This morning was much like yesterday when I first arrived - lots of folks on the track and lots of supporters.  It was terrific to see Ed finish and get emotional - it is impossible to not get emotional when you go to these dark places and achieve something as epic as this. Ed broke the record at 735 km and had 20 minutes to spare. Ed speaks to the experience in the photo on the right. Click to see the CTV post coverage here. Actually, it was so great to see the images of the facility just a few days before as this was how I remembered it previously – it was absolutely amazing that the Team transformed it in a week.

I don't know all of the Team, but I know the Real Deal Team and Amanda took special care of Ed for the 24 hrs.  Ed was all business: 55 minutes of riding per hour, refuel a bit, stretch, mild massage and get ready for the next hour.  It wasn't until the very end where you could see him relax, if you will, that he was really able to take in how magical this was and comprehend that he had accomplished an incredible goal.

                           
Back to the reason for all of this, in the coming months with $55 K raised an update to the heating and lighting will occur. This will make for a more comfy environment, one that will keep our youth coming and lap by lap becoming some of the best the sport has to offer. Infinit supports raised over $1,500 while Darcy completed 756 laps.

This weekend was truly inspiring. Dare to dream, have the discipline to act and don't forget to ask for help - That's exactly what this community did and I can't imagine a better outcome.

A couple of days later, Ed sent me this email:

"I am so thankful for you and your wonderful product. I can't imagine going the distance without it. I was working so hard on putting the event together and getting the track ready that the ride and my fuel was really an afterthought if you can believe that. You came out of nowhere to save the day Darcy and I couldn't be more thankful. It is hard to know how these things happen. A random email turns into you and I sharing the track and doing an epic event together"

I am so grateful that I got to be part of such a great Team experience, this community and to witness someone truly stretching their limits for an amazing cause. There are the physical ways we will see immediately, improved lighting and heating and likely stronger attendance. Coupled with that you will have many young and old, exploring their limits because Ed showed us what is possible when you dream big.

Congratulations Forest City Velodrome, Ed Veal and the entire Team that made this result possible.



- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Friday, February 1, 2019

Round and Round We Go!!!


For the last two weeks, we have been reaching out to cycling clubs to see if we can get a few more on board this season. When we reached out to Real Deal Racing, this is the note we got back:

Hi Darcy,

Thank you for reaching out.  The team needs you but more specifically I need you on Feb 2 more than ever.  Have you seen what I have got myself into? 

Let me know when you have a minute to chat 
Thanks,
Ed Veal

This was immediately intriguing to me for many reasons:
  1. I love crazy long endurance efforts.  I love when folks stretch limits. 
  2. I have a soft spot for track cyclists - love the sport, we have supported Canadian National track cyclists over the years - most notable Mischa Partridge and Kate O'Brien.
  3. I love the Forest City Velodrome - I used to watch the London Knights play there as a kid (my hometown), saw many greats play there: Brad Marsh, Rob Ramage, Dino Ciccarelli and even Wayne Gretzky.  I even played there myself back in the day. I don't know the exact history of the origins of the Forest City Velodrome - but what I do know is it was put together for the love of the sport and involved a lot of sweat equity. I have had the pleasure of riding there a few times - an absolute blast.
  4. Ed Veal is putting himself out there to help raise $25K to help update the facility, specifically heating and lighting. This is a great facility and is where champions are born.  

For those reasons and more I wanted to help. The first way I could help is to fuel Ed like we have fuelled countless 24 hr athletes - our most typical ultra endurance folks come from 24 hr mountain bike racers, like Julie Kelly and ultra-marathoners like Jay Kinsela - both are some of the best at their craft in Canada. Ed and I arranged to talk and we quickly went through a nutritional consult, I got his details: weight, sweat rate, salt: sweat concentration, planned intensity, taste preferences and a few other details. We created his Real Deal Blend to supply the majority of his base calories. Additionally, we have supplied Infinit Power, a lower carb blend to cycle through, and lastly the secret weapon, as Jay Kinsela puts it: Infinit Cold Brew.  Cold Brew has become a favourite of mine at the 3-4 hr mark of rides - sits well and gives a boost of energy along with a shot of caffeine from the real coffee in this protein beverage.  

So with the fuelling out of the way, I think of ways I could help. Ed has set up various levels that riders can participate to help raise funds, Ride an Hour with Ed, 100 km Challenge, 300 kg Challenge and the 24 hr Challenge (honestly I think he will be the only one taking that on). So I talked about me participating - I told him I would love to help. So I am in! I'm going to start riding after midnight when the track will be relatively quiet and we will see what we can do. I am worried about the comfort or my ability to stay reasonably comfortable on a track bike - currently doing 5 hr trainer rides, I somehow feel this will be a lot different. I am looking to do at least 100 km to challenge myself, to be there in person and perhaps further help Ed with his nutrition strategy and lastly, and most importantly, raise money. I would be thrilled if I could help Ed and others reach the $25K goal.

I hope that some of you are willing to help me out!  I am proposing 3 donation levels:
  1. $0.02 per lap.  100 km would be 725 laps or $14.50.
  2. $0.05 per lap.  725 laps will be $36.50.
  3. $0.10 per lap.  725 laps will be $72.50.
For all donations, Infinit will provide 50% of the donated amount as Infinit Bucks.  For option 3 that would get you $36.50 off your next Infinit purchase.

I will personally be pledging $0.10 per lap and hope I have at least 100 km in my legs, frankly, it likely has more to do with my behind.

We will keep you posted on our social media.  

Really looking forward to a great weekend!

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

What is Keto Krazy?


Even if you’ve just crawled out from under a rock or awoken from a long Rumplestiltskin-like sleep, you’ve probably heard about Keto (short for Ketogenic Diet). It’s everywhere: on talk shows, morning news programs, radio, TV, social media, magazines, and books. There are many cookbooks, blogs, how-to guides, documentaries https://tinyurl.com/y9nnoppq, and Facebook pages full of transformational stories. So what’s the big deal?

At Infinit Nutrition Canada, we don’t endorse any particular diets, but there are a couple of staff members who eat this way or have at least tried it (including yours truly).  Ketogenic diets (and its kissing cousin, Paleo) are not going away, so I thought you all might be interested in knowing what the hype is about.

I first became aware of a ketogenic diet about 10 years ago when a friend of mine, who happens to be a physician, gave me the lowdown on it. I was not as plant-based back then, so it was easy enough to dive in, and my husband joined in the crazy sounding quest: eat lots of fat and protein, slash the carbs, and lose fat; we both convincingly dropped body fat and overall mass in a month.  These days, I purposefully cycle in and out of Keto.

So - eat fat to lose fat?  Well, that’s certainly one of the tenants of ketogenic eating. It really flies in the face of everything we’ve heard since Duran Duran was hitting the charts (the first of many  80s references in this blog). Even Michael Jackson could have told you that fat was ‘Bad’ in those days (I’m sorry - I can’t help myself). I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so before we dive into the Ketogenic way of life, I thought we’d have a look at some of the dietary trends that have come along over the last few decades. Stick around - this is fun! And see how many 80s songs you can find in the text along the way.  Seriously, if you were Wide Awake in America, you might remember some of these crazy diets and trends...

In the 50s, people still largely ate at home: meat, potato, veg.  No internet, not much TV, no video games, and lots of outdoor play as we grew up (I say WE, but I was not yet born, FYI). There was not a great deal of talk about diets as there was little need for them.  Those bent on ‘slimming’ cut portion sizes and counted calories. Obesity stats on this side of the pond were about 10% of the population, and that’s obesity, not just overweight. Obesity was then defined as 20% above ideal.  Compare that to today when the CDC estimates that 75% of us will be obese or overweight by 2020. Ulp! Something has gone terribly wrong. Let’s look at the next decade.

In the 1960s, Jean Nidetch founded Weight Watchers. As you well know, this organization is around today with group support and food tracking as essential parts of the program. It would be unfair to count this among the fad diets as it really is intended to be a lifetime shift in behaviour.

In the 1970s, dieting started to become a big business opportunity. Dr. Herman Tarnower addressed the problem with the infamous Scarsdale Diet: limited carbohydrates, no fruit save grapefruit, some proteins, some fats, no dairy, and was very restrictive in terms of calories. As an unfortunate aside, this poor fellow met his demise at the hand of his ex-mistress. At around that same time, folks were talking about Dr. Atkins and his revolutionary Atkins Diet.  He touted that carbohydrates were to be avoided and that protein was to be embraced (within limits). Dr. Atkins famously died of a myocardial infarction in 2007, but it was apparently not related to diet. You can read a bit about it here https://tinyurl.com/ya6w3wmz, if you wish. It seems as though fad diets were really having their day in the 70s because at around the same time that Atkins was getting famous, Frances Moore Lappe’s: Diet for a Small Planet https://tinyurl.com/y8ecdap9  was also worming its way into the press, although it was still firmly in the ‘hippie’ realm. It was the first of its kind to encourage us to give up meat as being unsustainable for the planet, and ‘combining proteins’ became the next big thing.  While I wouldn’t describe this as a fad, the necessity of combining proteins has come into question in the scientific community, and the terms ‘complete’ and ‘incomplete’ proteins are all but obsolete.

The 80s (finally!) brought us The Cabbage Soup Diet (need you ask?), The Beverly Hills Diet (eat only fruit for the first TEN DAYS and then carbs and protein must be eaten separately after that), Jenny Craig (no need to cook - just heat and eat the pre-made meals), Richard Simmon’s Deal A Meal while people were Sweatin’ to the Oldies with him.  Alright, so the 80s was amazing for music - but for dieting, not so much.

The 90s had us eating low fat everything. Even today, this ‘trend’ continues to make its way into products. But while the fat went down, the sugar went up.  Dean Ornish, author of Eat More, Weigh Less was onto this and wanted us to cut down on refined carbs, lower fat intake, and eat more whole grains and vegetables. Friends star, Jennifer Aniston made The Zone Diet hugely popular in the mid 90s.  This was about keeping carbs, proteins, and fats in certain proportions: 40/30/30. About this time, we started to hear that sugar was bad (so companies got better at giving it different names and continued to put it in their products). Oh, and do you remember the Blood Type Diet??  Enough said about that.

Along came the new millenium and we figured it all out and lived happily ever after!  Harumph. I wish. The year 2000 brought us Jared and the Subway Diet. Seriously - cured meats, nitrates, oversized white buns (Subway’s not Jared’s)... this was the answer to the dieter’s prayers?!  So many diets, so little time... Here are the big ones: The South Beach Diet, Atkins (gets popular again), The Pink Diet, Raw Food Diet, Vegan Diet, Paleo Diet, The Mediterranean Diet, PBWF (plant-based whole food), and finally the trend that leads to this blog post: The Ketogenic Diet.  Whew! I’m almost too tired to write the rest of this post. Snack time…

Okay, some of those diets in the last paragraph could be called lifestyles rather than diets, so we needn’t quibble about it. I’m back to the beginning before I’ve come to the end.

What is Keto, Ketosis, and the Ketogenic Diet?

Let’s start with the easiest one.

Q: What is Keto?

A: It’s the short form for ‘ketogenic’. See?  Easy.

Q: Okay then, what is ketogenic?

A: A ketogenic food or diet is anything that supports the body to get into, or stay in, a state of ketosis.

Q: And the million dollar question is… what is ketosis?

A: Come on Eileen, that is a bit of a harder question. The simple answer is that ketosis describes when your body is primarily burning fats as its source of fuel, rather than carbohydrates. Now for the longer answer: carbohydrates are an easy source of fuel for your body.  They convert to glucose which the body can use immediately, or we readily store it in the form of glycogen in our muscles and liver. Glucose/glycogen is the go-to fuel because it’s so easily accessed, whereas fat tends to be stored and coveted by our body for those rainy days of potential starvation.  The only way to circumvent this is to deplete your stores of glycogen and force the body to burn those fat stores. This is no simple task because we are hard-wired to protect those ‘hard-won’ storage supplies. It’s not easy to Beat It. When these fats are finally broken down, they produce ketones - a type of fatty acid.  The release of these ketones is what leads to the condition of ketosis - basically a fat-burning state. When your body starts dumping ketones, they can be detected in the urine and the blood with a simple test. Now for some FAQs:

Q: Why do people want to get into ketosis?

A: There are a few reasons:

To burn excess body fat
To deprive the body of sugar and combat sugar-fuelled diseases
To help reduce seizures in people with epilepsy
Reduce addiction/dependence on simple carbohydrates and processed foods

Q: How do you get into ketosis?

A: Well, there are a few ways.  One way that some people kickstart a Keto diet is a 24 hour fast with only water from 6 PM to 6 PM.  Another quick way is to deplete glycogen stores through high-intensity exercise: cycling, running, weight lifting, HIIT workout. This would be coupled with a low carbohydrate intake. Ketosis is a delicate state and requires a lot of effort and monitoring to stay within this fat-burning range. A few grams of carbohydrate can bump you out and then you’re back to square one.

The most popular way, albeit slower method, is to choose foods that will put the body into a state of ketosis.  This is a Ketogenic Diet. Very, very low carbohydrates means avoiding even complex carbs like brown rice, sweet potatoes, fruits, whole grain oats, and beans.  Carbohydrates come only in the form of vegetables low in natural sugars, some nuts, seeds, and high fat dairy products. Fats and proteins are consumed in much higher amounts than traditional diets. So with this method, even if you’re Hungry Like The Wolf, you stay away from bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sweets, milk, sugar…  F.Y.I, this diet can be done as a person who eats meat, as a person who eats a vegetarian diet, or as a person who eats a vegan diet. I fall in the middle these days, but I have cycled on keto while eating vegan - suffice it to say that I ate a lot of soy-based food: tofu, tempeh, seitan (for a while, I couldn’t even look at tofu without gagging (maybe you never could). Here is a keto calculator that you might want to try.  There are plenty out there. https://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/

If you manage to eat in this way, and use diet alone, it will take your body a full 48 hours to get into a state of ketosis. And unless you really manage it carefully with enough water and electrolytes (LINK TO KETOLECTROLYTES) and alkaline foods, you will experience the dreaded Keto Flu - a feeling of lethargy and general malaise with headaches and muscle fatigue. Most people go through this every time they fall out of ketosis and have to climb back in, which is why they work so hard to stay in it, counting macros and tracking their food intake.   There are plenty of apps that track for you. You might like this one: https://tinyurl.com/y7ugqlwn

Q: Is a Keto Diet for me?

A: I’d say do your own research and decide for yourself!  No one knows you better than you. You can talk to you doctor - it’s becoming pretty mainstream, and it’s been recommended for certain medical conditions for decades, so he or she will have heard of it.

Q: Where can I get more information?

A: There are lots of great blogs and info sites out there.  Here are some you might like:

https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/

https://www.ruled.me/

https://ketokarma.com/

https://articles.mercola.com/ketogenic-diet.aspx

https://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/

Q: What kind of foods should I eat?

A: Real foods, whole foods. Many Keto folks supplement their whole food diet with protein and support products. Because I eat a mostly plant-based diet, I personally take a dose of extra protein ‘bolus’ in my morning smoothie, and then at least one more time during the day. I am the number one fan of Infinit Raw https://tinyurl.com/y83ttvh6 and I don’t know how I’d stay in ketosis without it. Meat eaters can generally use a bit less than I do, but most still supplement to some extent.

Q: Why did Infinit create the Keto Krazy brand?

A: We’re doing a Keto line of products because our customers have asked for this.  Many of our products are already keto-friendly, but our customers have asked us to tweak some of the other favourites to make them in line with keto. At Infinit, we feel like we have the knowledge and the products to support our customers and the keto community.

Q: Why the heck is this blog 4 pages?!

A: Sometimes I just like to Push It.

Well, dear readers, have you tried any of these diets through the decades? Have you tried keto or paleo?  Did you find the 80s references? Perhaps you prefer the 90s? What’s your story?