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All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup Win Ascribed to Low Carb, Healthy Fat Diet

The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieWhile it is of course sad that the Springboks could not bring home the Web Ellis trophy after this year’s Rugby World Cup, it was difficult not to be impressed by the robust strength and obvious health of the All Black team that won in the end.

Their health, it has now been revealed, can be ascribed to a low carb, healthy fat (LCHF) diet – thus, a Banting lifestyle! In other words, their success is even further proof the the principles of The Real Meal Revolution (Die kosrevolusie in Afrikaans) by Tim Noakes, Sally-Ann Creed, David Grier, Jonno Proudfoot and Tudor Caradoc-Davies really works.

The New Zealand team’s strength and conditioning coach Dr Nicholas Gill introduced the LCHF diet to the All Blacks after seeing the amazing results in his own lifestyle. “I’d say most professional sports teams are now at least low sugar, lower to low carb. That’s not always high fat, but its healthy fats. Nutrition for sport is really changing fast,” he told Grant Schofield of The Science of Human Potential. The Real Meal Revolution community celebrated this fact on their website, saying it’s “a great sign for the future of Banting.”

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Dr Nicholas Gill is a super high achiever. He’s extremely well qualified and credentialed in applied strength and conditioning. In Southern Hemisphere professional sport it doesn’t get any bigger than All Black’s rugby. He’s been with them as world champions and as the current world number 1 ranked team for the last four years.

Not only does he have it together academically (he supervises doctoral and master’s students at AUT), and professionally, but he also gives Ironman triathlon racing a crack. He’s pretty competitive and does it all fat-adapted on LCHF.

Anyone would agree that the All Blacks’ performance in the Rugby World Cup was amazing – they worked together like a well-oiled machine. And now it has come to light, under the influence of strength and conditioning coach, Dr Nicholas Gill, that it was in fact a coconut-oiled-machine.

Dr Nic Gill is on a LCHF diet himself – and has even done his last two Ironman challenges fat adapted, while eating some carbs during the events.

He started experimenting with his diet two and a half years ago and what he discovered was that he was eating more out of habit than hunger; the principles he was experimenting with were based on the Paleo diet.

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