Sunday, April 3, 2016

I love you fuelforfire...let me count the ways.

Okay, so a key part of training, racing and recovery is...eating! No, I'm not even talking about the "proper balance of micros"...I mean literally getting food into your pie hole and then onto your belly!

I seem to be in the minority of multisport athletes I know in that I just don't eat enough, often enough OR the proper amount of macros (protein, carbohydrates, fats) in order to fuel or recover from training or racing. Most of my athlete friends complain that given any moment during a training cycle and especially after a race, they would happily consume half a side of beef...and then the other side if possible. Or literally fight themselves to not eat everything in sight  all the time. That however is not me, nor has it ever been me. I'm the guy that no matter how hungry, small portions fill me up quickly. I try to force myself to eat or eat more and it just makes my belly bloat and makes me feel sluggish.

So, in order to fuel I need to graze all day by eating small portions of palette pleasing and nutrient dense foods. Enter...(angels singing)...fuel for fire. I got turned onto this product last year and can't get enough of it! Each 4.5 oz packet (the perfect size to fit in your gym bag, transition bag, jacket or car) is only 100 calories and has 10 grams of whey protein. With flavors like: Sweet Potato Apple, Mixed Berry, Tropical and Banana Cocoa (my personal favorite) there's something for anyone to like when it comes to taste. As for consistency and mouth feel, think of a cross between apple sauce and pudding. It makes it easy to squeeze/suck out of the single serving packets and swallow (keep your dirty thoughts to yourself). It's easy on the stomach, obviously because of that ingredient list...ya, all natural there! You can find out more about fuelforfire here or you can look for it at your local grocery store or health food store (or you can look for places to buy on the website). Have you tried fuelforfire? Yes, then let me know in the comments below. If you haven't and this review got you to try some, let me know what you think!


  1. Hey Dutch,
    This is a great post. I got a chance to read more about your story and transition to triathlete and being healthy. I know I could eat better. This seems like a great way to get a healthy snack, while getting in some real food. I always prefer to eat real food. Many times, that is just not possible, so I don't eat. And we both know that is no good.
    I'll take a look for theses tasty treats the next time I am in the store.
    We all have the personal responsibility to eat better. Thanks for pointing out another great way to eat better no matter what.
    Thanks Dutch.

    1. Thank you for the comment and kind words! Good fuel is the solid foundation to support health and training and I find the Fuel for Fire stuff to work for me. I hope you like it too!