We met with Professor Grant Schofield to discuss how a low carb, healthy fat diet can help surfers (and everyone) perform at their best.

Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium.  He also happens to be a lifelong surfer and has helped many surfers along the path toward low carbohydrate diet success.

Grant’s research and teaching interests range from understanding and improving lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition, and physical activity, to wellbeing epidemiology and human performance.

We met to talk about how diet can impact surfing performance. For some time I have been experimenting with ketogenic and high fat diets, but was particularly impressed by the simplicity in Professor Schofield’s book What the Fat?, which provides a clear pathway to a low carb lifestyle.

In the interview featured below we discuss the benefits of a healthy fat, low carb diet and why some of our traditional beliefs need to be challenged. Every person is different and has unique dietary needs, but two things are for sure: processed, manufactured foods are detrimental to our health. Fat, which has long been vilified, can be hugely beneficial.

Short interview with Professor Schofield

Just three minutes long and packed full of key reasons why a low carb, healthy fat diet can help boost your surfing performance and improve your general wellbeing.

The full interview

For those interested in the detail, here is the full 19 minute chat.

Learn more about Low Carb, Healthy Fat Diets

The book What the Fat? is a great place to start, especially for people new to the concept of low carb diets. For those who are keen to learn more about the science and learn how this approach can help athletes (including surfers) then What the Fat? Sports Performance edition will certainly be of interest.

What the Fat? book website

What the Fat community on Facebook

Professor Grant’s blog