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The Top 10 Mistakes Low-carb Athletes Make And 5 Keto Recipes For Active People.

OK, here’s the deal – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: an extremely high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet is not for everyone. But since ketones are a preferred fuel for the heart and the diaphragm, and because a state of ketosis can give you extreme focus and cognitive performance during difficult mental tasks, a ketogenic diet can be extremely useful for endurance athletes like triathletes, distance swimmers, cyclists, marathoners, ultra-runners, etc. Problem is, there aren’t a ton of resources out there about how highly active people can actually get into a state of ketosis without… A) chugging coconut oil and MCT oil all day long, which (trust me, I’ve tried) gets boring really, really fast; or B) experiencing some pretty extreme nutrient deficiencies from a ketogenic diet gone wrong – nutrient deficiencies that really get magnified when you combine them with crazy high levels of physical activity. So in this article, author, triathlete, and ketogenic expert extraordinaire Patricia Daly is going to fill you in on how to do things the right way. Patricia just finished writing an amazing book called “Practical Keto Meal Plans For Endurance Athletes: Tips Continue reading >>

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  1. Clinton M McCoy

    I guess almost anything is worth a try as long as it sticks to certain guidelines and you are informed on what you're doing, because everyone's body responds differently too different things. In my professional opinion I do not advise it. I would not advise any type of eating specifically for weight loss purposes unless it's for health reasons.

  2. Ronak Pattani

    It's worth a try to see if it works for you. However, things to consider:

    Calories still matter. Ketogenic diets mean eating lots of fat, fat has a lot of calories so if you eat too much fat, you won't lose weight. I made this mistake when doing keto.
    You might feel tired for the first few weeks whilst your body adapts to using fat for fuel.
    Your workouts might suffer.
    This is a restrictive diet, so might be hard to stick to.
    Keto is not a magic bullet, and carbs / insulin don't automatically mean fat gain.

    Have you tried a less restrictive eating regimen, but doing is consistently for week and months on end?

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