Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

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Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby Equinox100 » 24 Nov 2018, 10:26am

Hello,

Has anyone tried the Keto diet which I believe is high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate and just wondered what impact this has had on fitness?

Thank you


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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby al_yrpal » 24 Nov 2018, 3:01pm

BBC News - Food Challenges: 'My cheat meal is a 185oz burger'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46137925

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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby Equinox100 » 24 Nov 2018, 4:54pm

Thanks for both of those links.

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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby reohn2 » 24 Nov 2018, 5:08pm

I've never felt better since I stopped eating meat(red or white)some 25 years ago,and I've never missed it.I eat plenty of veg and fruit and oily fish.I like pasta and potatoes,pulses,beans,and cheeses.
I don't much go for this or that diet and eat what I feel like.
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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 18 Jan 2019, 5:33pm

is this the Cambridge Diet you're on? I tried that about five years ago, and almost passed out and crashed my bike. I can't use it now as I'm vegan, anyway.

About a year ago, I started to go to Slimming World. I've found it very effective. Although I don't go anymore, I started following its 'precepts' at the beginning of the year, and am down ten pounds. I cycle into work 'empty' (apart from a double espresso), and have two bananas five minutes before setting off on the return journey.
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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby Gearoidmuar » 26 Jan 2019, 9:55pm

It's most certainly not the Cambridge diet! That was a near starvation regimen.
It's low carb moderate protein, high fat. I'm on it 5y and have my weight down on it for more than 4.5y. Minus 40lb.
I got used to it very quickly and have twice done Lejog on it, and had done it heavier, twice before that on a "conventional" diet.

To do it, you should get a good book on it and read it. I eat in calorie terms, about 10% carbs: 18% protein, 72% fat. It's very satisfying and that's how it works. Modern junk food (much modern food is just that) overstimulates your appetite causing what is fundamentally a hibernation reaction which is why people are getting fatter and fatter. It's not a matter of laziness or lack of willpower. They are starving because their hormones are screwed up by what they're eating. I was always starving. I don't get very hungry now and get 6-7 hours out of my breakfast. Tellingly, I've not once got the knock/bonk since I went low carb.
If you want to read about it, I reccomed Dietdoctor.com

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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby whoof » 26 Jan 2019, 10:11pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:It's most certainly not the Cambridge diet! That was a near starvation regimen.
It's low carb moderate protein, high fat. I'm on it 5y and have my weight down on it for more than 4.5y. Minus 40lb.
I got used to it very quickly and have twice done Lejog on it, and had done it heavier, twice before that on a "conventional" diet.

To do it, you should get a good book on it and read it. I eat in calorie terms, about 10% carbs: 18% protein, 72% fat. It's very satisfying and that's how it works. Modern junk food (much modern food is just that) overstimulates your appetite causing what is fundamentally a hibernation reaction which is why people are getting fatter and fatter. It's not a matter of laziness or lack of willpower. They are starving because their hormones are screwed up by what they're eating. I was always starving. I don't get very hungry now and get 6-7 hours out of my breakfast. Tellingly, I've not once got the knock/bonk since I went low carb.
If you want to read about it, I reccomed Dietdoctor.com

How much fibre are you eating?

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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby foxyrider » 26 Jan 2019, 10:20pm

Never followed any diet, just adapt my intake depending on what i'm doing. I'll do more breakfast when i'm doing a big ride, I might just have a coffee other days etc etc. By trial and error I know what to have and how much, I don't need someone else to tell me.

I used to work with a compulsive dieter, one time they proclaimed they were cutting out carbs and going almost veggie, I was still having fewer calories for lunch than their washing bowl of salad and pasta! So everything in balance, some meals may count as vegetarian or even vegan, others will be meat heavy.

Cheap pre prepared food is the scourge of the poor and with bad lifestyle habits, probably has more impact than specifically bad diet. It's possible to make healthy pizza, low fat bolognese sauce etc but you actually have to be able to cook and be willing to take the time - sadly cooking isn't really taught in schools these days and why do something from scratch when you can just buy a jar/can/pack that just needs heating?
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 27 Jan 2019, 9:51am

Gearoidmuar wrote:It's most certainly not the Cambridge diet! That was a near starvation regimen.
It's low carb moderate protein, high fat. I'm on it 5y and have my weight down on it for more than 4.5y. Minus 40lb.
I got used to it very quickly and have twice done Lejog on it, and had done it heavier, twice before that on a "conventional" diet.

To do it, you should get a good book on it and read it. I eat in calorie terms, about 10% carbs: 18% protein, 72% fat. It's very satisfying and that's how it works. Modern junk food (much modern food is just that) overstimulates your appetite causing what is fundamentally a hibernation reaction which is why people are getting fatter and fatter. It's not a matter of laziness or lack of willpower. They are starving because their hormones are screwed up by what they're eating. I was always starving. I don't get very hungry now and get 6-7 hours out of my breakfast. Tellingly, I've not once got the knock/bonk since I went low carb.
If you want to read about it, I reccomed Dietdoctor.com


I started what you'd probably call 'Slimming World' on 1st January - although I don't go to their meetings. I used to go, and I learned all about 'syns' and so forth. This time, I'm following the diet (since it actually did work very well for me when I used to go), and am down ten pounds since the beginning of the year. Spreadsheet courtesy of my wife..

https://imgur.com/D0bsO6I

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Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

Postby whoof » 27 Jan 2019, 3:52pm

foxyrider wrote:Never followed any diet, just adapt my intake depending on what i'm doing. I'll do more breakfast when i'm doing a big ride, I might just have a coffee other days etc etc. By trial and error I know what to have and how much, I don't need someone else to tell me.

I used to work with a compulsive dieter, one time they proclaimed they were cutting out carbs and going almost veggie, I was still having fewer calories for lunch than their washing bowl of salad and pasta! So everything in balance, some meals may count as vegetarian or even vegan, others will be meat heavy.

Cheap pre prepared food is the scourge of the poor and with bad lifestyle habits, probably has more impact than specifically bad diet. It's possible to make healthy pizza, low fat bolognese sauce etc but you actually have to be able to cook and be willing to take the time - sadly cooking isn't really taught in schools these days and why do something from scratch when you can just buy a jar/can/pack that just needs heating?

I follow a similar 'diet' Yesterday I rode 100 km so I had a piece of toast in addition to my usual porridge.
I went shopping on Wednesday and got a few more things today. There wasn't anything I bought that you could just put in an oven, microwave or pan and simply warm up (except bread to toast). Everything was raw ingredients that required cooking. The result has been a stable (not over) weight for decades.