The Keto diet is the most hyped up diet on the net. But it is no good for runners.
The Keto diet is a diet that is high in fat and low in carbs. This is supported by Catherine Saxelby’s definition of this diet. You don’t have to count calories or macros as you’ll have everything you’ll need. We need carbs to survive and we need fiber to get rid of the unwanted toxins in our system. Fiber fills us up. We can only eat 50g of carbs which is not much.
It is a way of disordered eating. In the end you crave the carbs in sight. And it gets boring after a week on it.
After a while you get disappointed as you are getting no results.
The Keto diet doesn’t allow for many vegetables to be consumed except for spinach and kale. As runners too much meat can make us feel lethargic and can make up run a lot slower. Too much meat can clog the digestive system making it harder to run.
As runners we need our minerals. Most of these we can get from our plants. If we are mineral deficient then it is hard for us to get a good run in. Moreover our skin would look really bad. And we would also cramp really badly.
Runners would also need their carbs as well. A keto diet doesn’t have a lot of carbs. Its mainly meat.
Therefore Keto or any diet for that matter should be off the hook until the off season when we don’t need as much