Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bittman's Take on Scott Jurek

Mark Bittman is one of my favorite NY Times writers, so I love the fact that he did a piece looking at Scott Jurek's 5,000-8,000 calorie a day diet ... with no meat.

The meal they shared? "... a lemony Greek salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, loads of olives and seaweed; a stir-fry of vegetables with tofu and an impressive miso and cashew sauce; and a mound of quinoa."

Explains Jurek: “I need five to eight thousand calories a day, and I get that all from plant sources. It’s not hard, either. I like to eat, and I don’t have to worry about weight management. All I need is a high-carbohydrate diet with enough protein and fat.”

A decidedly different take comes from the April issue of Runner's World

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