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CKD or TKD

Posted Jan 08 2010 8:57am

"I am starting a CKD. Would you recommend doing the Complete Strength Athlete program while on this diet or would you recommend a Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD)?

-R.V.


My Answer: Go with a Targeted Ketogenic Diet, since you'll need the carbs for the explosive lifting and general strength performance while on the Complete Strength Athlete program. For those of you who don't know, a TKD is different from a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD). Whereas you eat carbs only on the weekends with a CKD, on a TKD you spread your carb intake throughout the week by ingesting carbs before and after your workouts. This is much better for athletic performance and will give you some fat loss benefits. But a CKD is superior in terms of fat loss and extreme leanness. It takes a few days to weeks to get your body into ketosis, whereby your body fractures fats for fuel and uses them as its main energy source. A Targeted Ketogenic Diet is not a true ketogenic diet. You never enter ketosis, because you're ingesting two meals of carbs every day.
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