The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

Author: Jeff Volek, Stephen D. Phinney
All Reddit 75
This Month Reddit 6


by tkadlec34   2018-11-10


Also I read an entire book that says that it does.. Marathon, Triathlon, etc. Book

by starfish31   2018-11-10

To help avoid keto flu, the first week or so, add (1/4 tsp) lite salt & (1/2 tbsp) magnesium citrate to your water two or three times a day, or as needed, and that will help a lot to keep electrolytes up, also spinach & avocado help too. I have this once a day normally now. If you experience a hypoglycemic episode (the worst I had of keto flu) while you adjust to low carb, I found downing electrolyte water & eating bit of peanut butter, berries, &/or greek yogurt help since they're a little higher carb but still workable into your macros. Also if workouts seem harder, don't be afraid to take it easy for the first week or two while your body adjusts to not running on carbs. I find a pre-workout snack like chia seed pudding or eggs help my muscles from feeling dead but I'm working on getting back to fasted runs. A book that I just got in the mail so cannot recommend personally but I've seen recommended quite a bit is The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance [amazon ], so you might be interested in that.

by thatsconelover   2018-11-10

Btw, I think this would be a pretty decent book for you to read -

by raarts   2017-12-11
GP describes the keto diet, which worked for me too. About the cholesterol, better read up on it. The hype about cholesterol has gone out of control. There are multiple types of it, and earlier research wasn't as conclusive as everybody thought. (Just like saturated fats by the way.)



by draero   2017-08-19

Some resources:

This is pretty much all you need if you want to learn how to have achieve normal bloodsugars.

If you are interested in learning more about low carb and exercise you could check this book (super easy and interesting read):

and this subreddit:

  • /r/ketogains - faq