Tag Archive: Sports

Low-carb performance in the gym and on the road: can it work? A rational view.

Recently, on a popular Italian blog which supports the so-called “Paleo Diet,” I had the chance to read a series of articles about Ketogenic and Low-Carb diets. From the author’s point of view, they can’t work in the athletic performance, both in the endurance and the anaerobic/glycolytic context.

On top of that, always relating to the ketogenic diet, on the same blog is promoted the idea that energy balance doesn’t matter; therefore anyone can lose body fat while obtaining “anti-aging” effects without applying a voluntary caloric restriction “because of low insulin levels,” which should be enough to mobilize adipose…
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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff S Volek and Stephen D. Phinney – a Summary

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by  Doctors Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney should be a must read for everyone interested in doing keto for athletic performance.

So here it is, a summary with the finer points of the book. I encourage you to go and buy the book, which is a great resource of factual information to help you along your ketogenic journey.

Use this summary as a guide, as it goes hand in hand…
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