By April 2, 2020 No Comments

🥘 When utilised correctly carbohydrates can fuel your workouts, enhance your recovery and increase satiety..making it less likely you will binge on other more calorie dense options.
Should I do ketosis and is it effective?
In my professional opinion, ketosis certainly has a place in diets from time to time (plateaus). The problem with it is clients often feel hungry and unsatisfied with what they’re eating, their workout performance drops and they consume too much fat. Remember, dietary fat is stored in the body as fat more easily than other macros.
Most don’t know that an adult male can store roughly 800grams of carbs between their muscle and liver. AND carbohydrate gets stored with 3-4 grams water. So, when carbed up you are possibly 3.2 kilograms heavier…then if you start a keto diet and deplete your muscle and liver carb (glycogen) levels you will instantly feel flatter and lose up to 3KG’s! But you haven’t lost any fat. You’re storing less water and carbs. This usually happens within about a week and people think their ketosis results are fantastic. They’re wrong.
This is not to say ketosis shouldn’t be used. It’s great for:
✅ Enhanced focus (the brain loves using fats as a fuel source
✅ Quick and easy meal preparation
✅ Reduced bloating – contributing to motivation for following set caloric intake/diet plan. When you feel results you are naturally motivated to keep going.
✅ Increased fat emulsification efficacy (ability to break down dietary fat thus storing less fat)
There are many benefits and I could go on…But when considering whether ketosis is for you, consider a hybridised version of it for body composition maintenance/fat loss – ‘Smart Carbing’
Surround your workouts pre and post with carbs. Brown or white rice/potatoes, the decision and difference is negligible – contrary to belief that only ‘brown carbs’ should be eaten.
This option is sustainable, allows fuel for workouts and keeps leptin levels topped up (hormone that tells us we are full = no overindulgence).