The keto diet has received a lot of hype. But is it the ideal diet for the endurance athlete? In this last blog, we will dive into whether or not ketone diester supplementation along with traditionally high carbohydrate diets can be helpful for performance in endurance athletes. Does it help to tap into the best of both worlds? Let’s look at the research!
The keto diet usually consists of 5-10% of total kcal (~50g or less) from carbohydrates per day, 75% from fat and 10-20% from protein, and has received a lot of hype. But is it the ideal diet for the endurance athlete? Let’s talk about how the body uses energy during exercise before we get into the research.