“So what about building muscle, can you do that on Ketogenic Diet?” My friend had posed the question as we discussed the many benefits of being in Ketosis. Lets see what the experts have to say about the topic, starting with Author, speaker and nutritional consultant Mike Roussel, PhD who is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits.
In his article at bodybuilding.com Mike explains:
Staying on a ketogenic diet means eating so few carbohydrates that when your glycogen stores empty, your body cashes-in on a process called ‘ketosis’ for energy. The carbohydrate threshold to stay in ketosis will vary by individual, but the guideline for most folks is fewer than 50 grams of carbs. I was dead-set on eating fewer than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. How low is that? One medium banana would place you over your daily limit!
Wait, don’t carbs stimulate muscle growth? How could this work in the long term? More important, can I add 80 pounds to my deadlift without eating much carbs? These questions and more piqued the scientist in me.
The article discusses in depth the benefits of carbohydrates for those serious to build muscle but circles back to end with these comments.
The human body is an amazing machine, possessing the ability to make intelligent adaptations to a variety of situations. Carbs are not required to flip the protein synthesis switch, but perhaps there are other ways to make the overall anabolic process more efficient and effective.
In a chronically low-carb environment, the body doesn’t follow the normal biochemical rules because it has to change. It becomes much more efficient with muscle glycogen.
Mike was able to add 80 pounds to his deadlift while eating less than 20 grams (1 x banana) of carbohydrates.
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