Tag: ketogenic diet

Can removing carbs completely improve your running? Check out this NY Post article.

Can removing carbs completely from your training diet improve your running? Check out this NY Post article. How do you train for your half or full marathon.  Remember the idea of carb-loading? Apparently, there may be a counterpoint to this method that yields better results, better times and more energy to use to complete your runs. Dr. Stephen Phinney, who co-authored “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” and has spent decades studying the diets of endurance athletes believes that research supports a ketogenic diet is better than a carbohydrate heavy diet when it comes to running. Check out Read More »

A recent UCSF study shows how ketogenic diets keep us healthier by reducing inflammation.

A recent UCSF study shows how ketogenic diets keep us healthier by reducing inflammation. Ketogenic diets such as the Atkins diet restrict carbohydrates and have been controversial in their approach.  It was once thought that these diets couldn’t possibly be healthy for us except that people who were on these types of higher protein and low carb consumption diets often had better cardiovascular function, epilepsy and other neurological illnesses.  Ketogenic diet critics often state that their diets are healthier and better for us.  Are they really, or do their diets reduce weight without improving health? Where is their proof? A recent study Read More »