Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

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Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

Post by cav1979 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:20 am

Not sure if anyone has seen the today's Wall Street Journal article on Meb, but it talks a bit about his training and daily routine. It mentions that after a workout he takes a "digestive aid-commonly used among elite runner-to speed his metabolism and help him lose the 7 pounds he wants to drop before New York."

Any thoughts on this? For anyone that targets a specific weight for the marathon I'd be curious to hear about how you go about getting down to your target weight.

I find I have an insatiable appetite when training and the way I get down to racing weight is through higher mileage and eating healthier. I still eat a ton, but I cut out a lot of the junk. But it makes me wonder if you can over-eat even when eating healthy.

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Re: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

Post by Keith » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:39 am

I read the article in the WSJ, and, like you, was curious. I have never heard that before. Ultimate Digestive Enzymes, by Natural Goal seems to be the highest rated out there. I thought I'd try it. If it works, fine. If it's junk, I only wasted 25 dollars. I don't take any supplements. I believe most of them are a waste of money and a scam. But, if it is something Meb does before a race, it got my attention.

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Re: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

Post by cav1979 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 pm

I was wondering if anyone else read the article. It's funny that you mention that supplement. I checked it on Amazon and realized it is almost identical to something that I already take. It's the NOW brand version. My naturopath recommended I take it with each meal to help digestion. It's more to make sure I am absorbing nutrients better. I didn't realize it might also speed up metabolism.

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Re: Digestive Aids to Speed Metabolism

Post by Tchuck » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:08 pm

Two things.

1. With the conservative diet Meb post on WSJ (I could lose lbs. with that running 25 miles a week) and all the miles he runs, how can he possibly be eating more than he is burning off and need to lose 7 lbs????

2. I have never seen research on digestive aids or enzymes for weight loss and I do a lot of research.  I do feel that many Americans have undigested gook in their intestines that add bulk/weight to body. I am not sure those reading this site are in that class of people.
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