So this was from another thread, and I just wanted to start a new thread on it to get a bit more of an understanding.
So what would happen if you weren't in a state of ketosis but were eating low carbs (say you were at 15% carbs, 30% protein and 55% fat). Would you be constantly suffering fatigue and reduced performance in your workouts because you aren't fat adapted?
Since the first two weeks of starting keto most people usually don't feel so great, would a diet like this pretty much put keep you in that state?
And would it make a difference if you were eating in a surplus of calories (trying to gain weight).
I'm trying to gain weight right now, so lets say I did a carb-up every weekend, again eating a surplus, this time heavier carbs, wouldn't it take me a longer time at the beginning of the week to get into ketosis again? Would I be going through a constant state of fat adaptation and non-fat adaptation?
And let's say I was eating in a surplus, while fat adapted, would there still be a need to do weekly carb-ups? I'd like to avoid that if possible but I'm worried about workout performance suffering. (I'm not planning on doing depletion workouts at this time, just following my normal workout as always).
Oh and another question I just thought of, lets say you have a protein intake of 30%, however since you are running a surplus of calories, this puts you over 1 gram/lb of body weight (say 1.5 grams/lb). Since your body is going to be converting some of this to carbohydrates, would you need to add this to your total daily carb intake and keep that new number still below 100 in order to become fat adapted?
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