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Ronwynj15
07-06-2017, 01:08 AM
Here's where I'm at
I'm 17 years old and 81kgs (178.5lb) and I've started the ketogenic diet in February (2017) and i was 99kgs (218lb) at the time and 5 months later here I am. I am a power lifter and this way of eating is really hard due to a lack of carbohydrates to use as fuel. And as a consequence I am a lot weaker in my training.
I'd like to drop to 75kgs but I'd like to know if i can have my carb drink before training? (I train at 6pm - 8pm)
I have noticed a significant increase in strength when i have carbohydrates before my training
will the drink stop all effects of the keto diet? and will it hinder fat loss a lot? (its around 40-50g of carbs)

thank you so much!
Ron

gbullock32
07-06-2017, 02:30 AM
Keto provides no advantage to fat loss.

Dincho98
07-06-2017, 02:42 AM
After almost half a year of losing weight (-14kg = cca -32 pounds) almost everyone would feel decrease in their strength performance.

Did you have any refeed days with carbs in those 5 months?


As a friend of mine above said:

Keto provides no advantage to fat loss.

You might try making just a normal cutting diet with TDEE - 500 by implementing carbs in your diet? But, I woudn't suggest you to raise your carbs from 40-50 a day(idk how much you're eating) to about 200 in and drop your fats rapidly in case of rebound. Go slowly... Like each week add 40 grams of carbs to your diet and cut out 20 grams of fat. Proteins should stay the same.

See how it works for you the best... I'm convinced that you'll find the week when you've felt the best. Then start following that week and everything will be alright.

Good luck!

djespee
07-06-2017, 12:18 PM
Keto provides no advantage to fat loss.

Count me in as someone who will beg to differ, as I dropped 95 lbs in 4 months on this diet.

WolfRose7
07-06-2017, 12:20 PM
Count me in as someone who will beg to differ, as I dropped 95 lbs in 4 months on this diet.

If you are in a deficit you will drop weight...

Not sure what you losing weight on keto proves

gbullock32
07-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Count me in as someone who will beg to differ, as I dropped 95 lbs in 4 months on this diet.No, you dropped weight on a calorie deficit, which would happen regardless of keto.

ErikTheElectric
07-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Here's where I'm at
I'm 17 years old and 81kgs (178.5lb) and I've started the ketogenic diet in February (2017)

Stopped reading here.

You have no business doing "keto" at your age.

Mrpb
07-06-2017, 11:50 PM
Don't do keto at age 17. You shouldn't even be cutting at your weight.