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Should Endurance Athletes Go Keto? Ketosis And Ketogenic Diets For Endurance Athletes

When it comes to weight loss and endurance performance, dietary ketosis is the strategy everyone is asking about this year. On the surface, ketosis or a ketogenic diet offers everything an endurance athlete could dream of: endless energy, freedom from bonking, and an efficient pathway to weight loss. The diet has been all over mainstream magazines, it’s the subject of several new books, and the supplement companies have already jumped in with new products and a ton of marketing dollars. So, is it time for cyclists, triathletes, and runners to go Keto? First, a refresher course on what a ketogenic diet is. To achieve dietary or nutritional ketosis you need to severely restrict carbohydrate intake (fewer than 50 grams of CHO/day) so the body transitions to using ketones for fueling muscles and the brain. Ketones are produced from fat, which is why nutritional ketosis is so appealing to sedentary people as a weight loss solution. It’s appealing to athletes because we have a virtually unlimited reserve of fat calories to pull from but can only store 1600-2000 calories worth of carbohydrate in muscles, blood, and the liver. An athlete fueled by ketones would be theoretically “bonk Continue reading >>

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  1. user4894514884

    Trainer says keto doesn't work???

    I told my competition coach/trainer that i am going to try keto and she said it doesn't work and to be careful??
    what's with that?
    But she also doesnt do the whole macro thing either which i dont get....
    She said you cut them but the next time you eat carbs you balloon up and you are grumpy, tired and have no energy!
    Basically i think she was saying it didnt work for HER personally.. she said she ended up heavier in the end!!
    Is it true that keto just wont work for some?

  2. johnnyironboard

    My bet is she tried it and quit after two days.

  3. strghtrzr

    Originally Posted by WantGreatGlutes
    I told my competition coach/trainer that i am going to try keto and she said it doesn't work and to be careful??
    what's with that?
    But she also doesnt do the whole macro thing either which i dont get....
    She said you cut them but the next time you eat carbs you balloon up and you are grumpy, tired and have no energy!
    Basically i think she was saying it didnt work for HER personally.. she said she ended up heavier in the end!!
    Is it true that keto just wont work for some?

    I does not fit everyone from what I have read. I personally say it works. I had dropped 15 pounds and almost 6 inches off my waist. At the same time I have made significant increases in my lifts.

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