31 Jan '18, 2am

I tried a low-carb, high-fat diet while marathon training and this is what happened

I tried a low-carb, high-fat diet while marathon training and this is what happened

The LCHF diet calls for 50 to 70 percent of calories to come from fat, up to 20 percent from protein, up to 20 percent from vegetables, and just five percent from fruits and starches. That ratio is in stark contrast to the kind of traditional diet favored by most runners (and this magazine). Registered dietitian and sports nutritionist Nancy Clark recommends that athletes get 55 to 65 percent of their calories from carbs, 25 to 30 percent of their calories from fat, and 10 to 15 percent of their calories from protein. The LCHF diet is similar to the betterknown Paleo Diet in a few ways. For example, grains, sugar, and legumes are all out. Both plans allow ample amounts of eggs, grass-fed meats, nuts, and low-starch veggies. But the Paleo Diet allows dates, among other fruits (in moderation), which would bust the carb bank on LCHF (which does allow coconut and fruits like b...

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