Keto diet variations better for lifters
If you’re a lifter considering the keto diet, think about trying a “flexitarian keto” where you modify the rules a little bit. “I know that defeats the purpose of whole ketosis, but maybe you cut your intake down to 10-20%, rather than going through a drastic cut,” White says.
Some lifters follow a cyclical ketogenic diet in which you can follow a keto diet for five days, then go high-carb for two. “I’d have people stack on Sunday to fuel your Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday workouts, then Wednesday post-workout to fuel Friday and Saturday,” White says.
Consider your end goals. If you want to eat better and promote weight loss, stick to moderate carbs, protein, and fat. It works, and it’s sustainable. “But most people are trying to find the magic potion on weight loss,” White says. And some guys just want to see if they’re tough enough to withstand the colossal challenge this diet brings.
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