Originally Posted by dkJames
This is great advice, thank you! I've been on a primal/lower carb diet for 4 months with lots of veggies, eggs & protein helped along by CO & Butter. While I believe I am fat adapted (I do not have hunger pangs & I do 22 hour fasts 2 times a week) I still do 3/week a 2-3 mile jog with a few BW exercises thrown in to lose some pounds from a few parts.
Should I not aim for nutritional ketosis if I also look for good endurance performance? Thanks for your time!
Fat adapting is tough and it's easy to push it too far. I regularly push the distance that I go without any glycogen to try and force cellular metabolic adaptations. I eat carbs in the form of sweet potatoes and white rice when I want to have a faster run and to make sure that my body doesn't forget how to use glucose for fuel but I believe the important thing is to feed your body nutrient rich food so that it can metabolise whichever fuel you are using at the time. On Saturday I completed a trail marathon with 1300m of climb and I really relied on my fat metabolism to get me to the end. It was interesting and satisfying to go past quite a few athletes who had not adapted and had exhausted their energy. I was sure to have a heavy carb day before the race to make sure I had optimal glycogen levels. Metabolic flexibility is my goal, your husband's goals may be different.
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