Monday, March 24, 2014

Talk About Commitment to a Low-Carb, Sugar Free Lifestyle

So what do you do if you're young, wealthy, and an ardent believer in a low-carb, sugar free lifestyle?

Well if you're Meredith Loring and Sami Inkinen you plan a 2400 mile unsupported low-carb, sugar-free, row (meaning they're hauling their food with them - just not carbs or sugar) from San Francisco to Honolulu - a trip only twelve people have ever managed before. They've dubbed it the Fat Chance Row.

Food wise between them they'll be consuming 14,000 calories daily with a breakdown of 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbohydrates.

They're rowing or a cause too and looking for donations where 100% of the proceeds will go to anti-sugar crusader Dr. Robert Lustig's Institute for Responsible Nutrition.

Regardless of where your dietary beliefs lie, you have to admire their spirit, and reading through their site, they seem like fun folks, but watching their blog's videos and just pondering their challenge, you know it won't be a picnic. Sami knows that too as evidenced by my favourite quote from their website which came from his bio,
"Sami’s married to Meredith and hopes that the expedition doesn’t change that fact.".
I look forward to watching their progress. They embark this June.

[h/t to the Cutting Factory's Michèle Hozer]