The Feed – Our New Co-host shares what you need to know about Keto

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Hello and welcome back to a new edition of The Feed. Today my New Co-host Rafal Nazarewicz and I are in the studio ready to help our listeners make sense of sports nutrition topics. Welcome, Rafal and thanks for being the new co-host and sponsor of The Feed!

Why don’t you introduce your self and tell our listeners about your professional and athletic background and a bit about Spring Energy before we cover today’s topic?

Today Rafal and I are going to talk about Ketogenic diets, the pros and cons and what the metabolic impact could be to athletes.

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Rafal and Rob get right into the heart of the topic regarding Ketogenic diets. If you have had any interest in the subject if Keto may be right for you have a listen as we get expert advice on the subject!

Check out the below for just some of what we covered in today’s show.

  • What does it mean for a diet to be ketogenic?
    • The ketogenic diet is a low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet which puts the body into a metabolic state known as ketosis.
    • When the body is in a state of ketosis, the liver produced ketones which become the main energy source for the body.
    • The ketogenic diet is also referred to as keto (key-toe) diet, low carb diet, and low carb high fat (LCHF).
    • A ketogenic diet completely reverses how your body functions, in other words, you become a Fat Burner, not a Sugar Burner.
  • What are some of the pros of a Ketogenic diet?
  • The pros for a ketogenic diet make it sound like a great diet for all types of athletes. Should athletes consider making the switch to a ketogenic diet?
  • What are some of the other cons endurance athletes need to consider before making the switch to a ketogenic diet?
  • What if any are the metabolic impacts of taking on a ketogenic diet as an endurance athlete. Should those that are diabetic, hypothyroid or hyperthyroid steer clear?
  • What alternatives would you recommend to those that are having a hard time losing weight due to metabolic issues? What about athletes that want to lose weight the fastest safest way possible?

Other sources

Ketogenic diet benefits body composition and well-being but not performance in a pilot case study of New Zealand endurance athletes

Re-Examining High-Fat Diets for Sports Performance: Did We Call the ‘Nail in the Coffin’ Too Soon?

The Effects of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Endurance Performance

Endurance athletes who ‘go against the grain’ become incredible fat-burners

The Ketogenic Diet’s Impact on Body Fat, Muscle Mass, Strength, and Endurance

2 Comments on “The Feed – Our New Co-host shares what you need to know about Keto”

  1. Awesome podcast. Very informative, and based in solid science. Big fan of My Spring Energy, and Rafal. Thank you for asking the questions, getting the answers, and helping us to think about what we do to improve our performance.

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