Often times in this digital world of regurgitated, anecdotal social media & bro-science information-dissemination we live in, one needs to pause every now & then and break out their Exercise Physiology text book and review the basics: Ketones are a back-up/emergency energy source. Just a friendly reminder: Ketosis for energy production is not optimal or ideal. Ketoacidosis, should your 'Ketogenic-Diet' (75% daily calories from Fat & very Low net-Carbs), dieting attempt go wrong, (since you're just a bro and not a Dietitian), is seriously bad for your kidneys and health. Sure, fat for fuel is great - just as are carbohydrates...the way biology designed us. Most times we are simultaneously using both glycogen & fat for energy production, and it is all automatic and synergistic. Why mess with this perfect physiology, unless you have an underlying clinically-diagnosed medical issue, like insulin-resistance, type-2 diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, or perhaps are trying to take advantage of the acute fat-burning/longevity-boosting affects & benefits of a controlled fasting strategy, like Intermittent Fasting?
|Max Wettstein is a Fitness Professional: Cover-model, published fitness author, supplement consultant & Trainer, He is also a Captain for JetBlue Airways.|