Picked up a copy of Cycle Sport this week and saw an interesting article about Wiggin's "secret" dietary strategy. Nigel Mitchell, Wiggin's dietitian, claims he was able to reduce Wiggin's weight wt. compromising power by putting him on a "special" catabolic diet that shed unwanted upper body weight.
Mitchell also said they matched his dietary needs to the specific training he was doing (I'm guessing for the TdF), protecting his body by including "trace nutrients", with fish oils being one of the most important trace nutrients employed.
I found the article interesting because it implied that there are advances being made in dietary strategies that go beyond the ride lots/eat good stuff/run a slight caloric deficit to shed weight/ eat smaller meals more often conventional wisdom that most cyclists follow when they want to shed weight and improve performance.
My question is whether or not there really something new here or is this just a red herring (ok, pun intended given the fish oil thing)? Anybody have the "inside story" or information on breakthrough dietary approaches that build on Mitchell's ideas?