Does Keto Work Without Exercise

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Low-carb/ketogenic Diets And Exercise Performance

Low-carb and ketogenic diets are extremely popular. These diets have been around for a long time, and share similarities with paleolithic diets (1). Research has shown that lower-carb diets can help you lose weight and improve various health markers (2). However, the evidence on muscle growth, strength and performance is mixed (3, 4, 5). This article takes a detailed look at low-carb/ketogenic diets and physical performance. The guidelines for a low-carb diet vary between studies and authorities. In research, low-carb is usually classified as less than 30% of calories from carbs (6, 7). Most average low-carb diets consist of 50–150 grams of carbs per day, a fairly high amount of protein and a moderate-to-high fat intake. Yet for some athletes, "low-carb" can still mean over 200 grams of carbs per day. In contrast, a well-formulated ketogenic diet is more restrictive, usually consisting of only 30–50 grams of carbs per day, combined with a very high fat intake (8). This extremely low carb intake helps you achieve ketosis, a process where ketones and fat become the main sources of energy for the body and brain (9). There are several versions of the ketogenic diet, including: Stan Continue reading >>

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  1. kco143

    Keto without exercising?

    Hello everyone,
    Ever since I started the keto diet my fiance has decided he wants to try it too. The problem is that he never works out, except maybe every once in a while. Would keto dieting without exercise be a bad idea?

  2. sgfireman

    I think trying to transform your body or get slimmer without exercise is a bad idea in general. It's like trying to ride a bike with no wheels. You need the 3 keys: Diet, Weights, Cardio. Either he does it all the way or not at all.


    Sure, its no problem. There is no requirement for exercise.

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