Ketogenic Diet Muscle Building – Protein, Soreness & Recovery Guide?
There are many different things you can do while staying on a ketogenic diet. The most attainable effect of this very unique and strict diet is the ability to lose weight in pure fat form rather than in combination with muscle loss. When you take carbs away from your body and only consume a very minuscule amount of them, generally 50 grams per day as a limit, then increase your fat intake to a whopping 75% of your total daily carb intake and 20% protein intake, the result is your body going into ketosis. Ketosis is a unique metabolic state during which your body turns to fat and ketones as primary energy sources because there aren’t any carbs in the system, which means there isn’t any glucose. Low amounts of glucose equal low amounts of insulin production, which allows an enzyme called CPT1 to move fat into the mitochondria and break it down for energy. This is all peachy and fantastic, but how does the ketogenic diet effect muscle gain and growth? Well, the answer isn’t exactly easy to explain, but we can give it a shot. Let’s talk a little about muscle growth, carbs, insulin, and protein. Carbs, Protein, Insulin, And Your Muscles Simply put, carbohydrates create anabolism Continue reading >>