Fat is a desirable source of long lasting energy for many endurance athletes, so it's no surprise that being able to metabolize fat more efficiently can support certain types of exercise. In fact, some research suggests that ketosis may provide athletes more energy and support recovery .
Even if you know that you need to eat a very low-carb, high-fat, moderate protein diet—it can be confusing to know which foods to eat. Here's our guide to foods you can eat, foods you should avoid and foods you can sometimes have when you're following a ketogenic diet.
If you suppress the hormone insulin, it tends to cause a diuretic effect, which some people like because it's a weight loss, but you are losing some water, carbohydrate stores. Carbohydrates retain water, so you're kind of losing that too. But your blood pressure goes down and it has a natriuretic effect, which means you're excreting more sodium and that's part of suppressing the insulin signalling pathway. And at 0.5 millimolar, that's actually… that’s starting to become a significant amount of energy in the blood, you know, that your brain can use.