Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.” That is a saying that mirrors Eduardo “Happy” Peredo’s reality. Born in Bolivia, the professional rally car driver and Herbalife sponsored athlete began pursuing his passion for racecars and adrenaline at a very young age.
John Heiss, Herbalife Senior Director Sports and Fitness and dedicated endurance athlete, is in a perpetual state of experimentation when it comes to sports nutrition and training methodologies. He has extensive experience in fasted cardio, in which you work out on an empty stomach after not eating for typically five hours or longer. Though this method has skyrocketed in recent popularity, there is plenty of debate on the merits. “The general thinking is that by not eating food, your body tends to burn stored fat for energy, preferentially over the food you just ate,” says Heiss. “The thinking is pretty sound: your body will certainly burn the food you just ate, especially any carbs, before turning to stored fats for energy. But how does this translate into real-world application of results you can see? Training is a lot more than just trying to burn calories, so the answer is complicated.”