Category Archives: Metabolic Efficiency

Metabolic Efficiency Training

I am soooo excited!  Just returned from Denver, where I attended the Metabolic Efficiency Training Workshop  developed, created and taught by the expert Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS.

Metabolic Efficiency, for athletes, is simply a way to teach our bodies to burn more fat and less carbohydrates!  The bottom line is that we will conserve carbohydrates, requiring less intake and, therefore,  reducing the likelihood of GI distress!

Ever had GI distress on a swim, bike or run??? Chances are you have! so…read on…

I will be testing this new way of eating on myself, and then teaching it to my athletes. It only seems right that I can teach not only the principles involved, but personal experience also.

Interested in learning more about MET?  Of course, you are 🙂
Check out Bob’s work at http://

Let us know what you think!

Metabolic Efficiency works!

We are in Chicago (actually Plainfield) with our kids, grandson and their new puppy for a few days. I decided to test my metabolic efficiency plan.

Had one piece of pizza for lunch; tried to run, a slug on the trail beat me!

Had a pear and a handful of sunflower seeds this morning.  Ran the same route and beat my own PB!!!  Am I going to stay on M.E.T?  Well, as my grandchildren would say, “that’s a real DUH-H-H.”


Metabolic Efficiency Training, con’t

I LOVE being Metabolically Efficient!!!!  The food plan is simple, and I find that I am not missing the starches as I thought I would.

My trainer, Jeff, measures my body comp every Tuesday morning.  In the one week plus a few days, I lost six pounds of body fat!  Truthfully, we are not certain that is accurate, so we will retest next Tuesday for verification.  Stay tuned.

Have YOU checked out Metabolic Efficiency Training yet?  My sports dietitian, Dina Griffin MS, RD, CSSD has been tremendously helpful.  Check out for more help.

Walk (run?) with me on this journey.

Will you?  Please?  Thanks!!!

Metabolic Efficiency Training

As I write this blog, I am listening to (and kind of watching) the movie “Chariots of Fire!”  For as many times as I have watched it, I am still inspired by the pure determination and sacrifice of these runners!  Have you seen this movie?  If not, it is a “must see” for any of you determined to exceed your personal best!

Speaking of personal best, I am determined to exceed mine, by becoming metabolically efficient!  I am working with Dina Griffin MS, RD, CSSD, sports dietitian extraordinaire!
Check out the website Fuel4mance to see the work of Bob Seebahor and Dina Griffin.

I began with Dina last Friday with learning the basics and creating a plan with her. There are specific foods to eat for different “cycles” of training.  I am in the Preparatory cycle and so I am making different food type choices than when I am in the Competition, Taper or Transition cycle.

The bottom line of this plan is to train your body to “burn more fat and conserve precious carbohydrate stores while reducing the likelihood of GI distress.” Bob Seebohar; Metabolic Efficiency Training.

I am soooo excited to be working with Dina and learning how to become more Metabolic Efficient!!!

Stay tuned as I track my progress in this new endeavor.

Better yet, join me in it!