Exercise on a ketogenic diet
At the beginning of the ketogenic diet, you will notice that your energy is lower than usual. That’s because you transition to a new fuel (ketones). All you need to do is to drink enough water, replenish electrolytes, and eat sufficient fat.
Exercise is a wellbeing tool before being a weight-loss tool. Physical activity makes most people feel better by only getting a moderate amount of training.
Reasons to Exercise
- Lose weight (body fat)
- Get in shape
- Stay healthy
- Look good and feel good
- Improve strength and flexibility
- Build muscle
A 2014 study tested off-road cyclists to determine the long-term effects of the ketogenic diet on performance and exercise metabolism. They noticed favorable changes in body mass and body composition.
Numerous studies have shown that keto-adapted athletes performed better on a low carb diet and lost a significant amount of body fat.
Several recent studies have shown that CrossFit athletes can still perform well on a low carb diet while improving the body composition.
One study found that after six weeks on a ketogenic diet, men and woman athletes significantly decreased body fat mass (-6.2 pounds), maintained muscle mass, and improved overall performance.