Welcome! My name is Alyssa Allen and I am a current undergrad student of Exercise Science at UNCC. I am infatuated with the physiology of the human body as well as it’s capacity to exercise. This blog will follow my self-experimentation as I rebel against the conventional nutritional science of a balanced diet and explore the advantages or perhaps detriments of a low carbohydrate diet. I am mainly focusing on it’s affects on my endurance performance as I am a competitive runner. Many question my curiosity and stick to the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. As a lover of science however (and seeing our nation’s obesity rates rise to over 30%!), I am geared to question everything. As a child my grandmother taught me “figure it out yourself, that’s what life’s all about”. Keeping to this, I will lead you through my personal journey and discoveries on a low-carb diet as well the science behind it. Enjoy!