I think these links will be of interest to you if you aspire to weight loss, or to adapt to open-water swimming.
Not all FAT is equal, nor should be villianized in our swimmer bodies. Here’s a few links from The Daily News Of Open Water Swimming:
For 18 years, ever since a researcher at Oregon State University pulled me into his study on endurance athletes and explained his theory, I have been increasingly convinced that a convention carbohydrate diet is not in my best interest. You might consider these ideas as well.
I’ve written a couple essays on fat and swimming aimed at the mental side:
I want to re-iterate that my intent is not to add pressure, and certainly not to add condemnation to anyone struggling with what they feel is a weight-problem. Instead, my goal as a coach and motivator is to suggest a more enjoyable, more effective path toward building a body and brain that will more naturally build health, prefer better nutrition, and more eagerly seek out exercise and challenge.