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Do Low Carb Diets Affect Exercise Fatigue?


Posted by Debi P.

Although low-carb diets are popular, I was wondering if the lack of carbs creates early fatigue during exercise? In the October 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association set out to determine whether low carb diets might result in early fatigue during sustained exercise. This study showed that there was significant "tiredness" during exercise due to ketosis when eating only 5% of their food from carbs, 65% from fats, and 30% from protein. Anyone care to shed personal experiences on this topic?
 
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I have problems with ketogenic diets overall. Before I hit the gym in the morning I'll normally have a one egg and veggie omelet with a slice of whole grain toast. Or oatmeal and a banana. I find that I have more energy to put into my workout. Afterwards I have a protien shake. That's what works for me but we're all different.
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