Gains in resistance training with keto diet
When it comes about weight training, this diet provides much faster process of building muscle mass, with the additional bonus of burning the excess fat.
The ketogenic diet is not a “weight loss diet”. It would be very shortsighted to call it that. Every aspect of the keto diet is in accordance with the principles of training and building more muscle mass.
As you saw here, carbohydrates reduce growth hormone and with it, the gains from your workouts.
You can achieve muscle growth in the most healthy and effective way if you utilize the benefits of the keto diet along with proper weight training and enough sleep.
A word about diets.
Many diets are based on various research, authorities, etc. But the results are highly variable and most often unsatisfactory. Take a look at the results of the standard recommended diet.
Some call the ketogenic diet “the new hit”. Ketones are not a new invention. The body of our distant ancestors operated on ketones and fats. At those times they didn’t have food full of carbohydrates and surely not available at every corner as today. They had to hunt in order to eat. They didn’t have croissants for snacks.
Although every human body is different, for example genetic structure and so forth, still each body is subject to the same natural laws.
The idea “Listen to your body” and the idea that every body has its own specifics so what applies to one doesn’t apply to another – are limited views.
It doesn’t mean that the body isn’t subject to the same natural laws and mechanisms. And it doesn’t mean that the body should not listen to you.
The body can have many odd desires and needs. But it is an adaptive mechanism. If you eat a bunch of sweets, it will then ask for sweets. If you have frequent needs for carbonated drinks, it most probably means that you’ve been drinking them often – the body has adapted, and when you don’t get carbonated drinks, there you have the feeling of lacking them. Adaptations are often “noisy” and the body “rebels” in various ways. But it will always strive to adapt for the good and the bad. Thus the body is not the boss – you are.
Want to make a change? Do something new. The results will tell the tale.