Different Types of Keto Diets
What’s the best type for you? There’s no direct answer to which of these types will give you the fastest results. If you know your limits and work out intently most days of the week, then a TKD or CKD may be right for you.
The glycogen (a molecule that our bodies use as energy) stores need to be refilled on a ketogenic diet too.
Is your final goal to build muscle mass? You will need to increase your protein intake up to 1.0-1.2g. per kilo of body weight.
Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD): This is the most common diet type. It’s the best approach if fat loss is your goal. The vast majority of people follow the standard ketogenic diet. Stick with less than 20g net carbs per day, moderate protein intake and up the fat intake.
Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD): The TKD is best for people who need more energy around workouts time. An individual following the TKD approach increases the carbs before a workout.
Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD): The CKD means restricting carbs to a minimum for several days followed by a day or two of eating high carb. This is called “carb-loading”. This variation of the keto diet is best for bodybuilders or athletes to help with weight loss building lean mass.