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carlossalsa8
03-17-2004, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone. Is there any good and clear explanation why an athlete can not and should not follow the atkins diet? I have done a research of it and have found lots of info. I just want to get some more knowledge from you guys. Thanks.

pruneman
03-17-2004, 10:06 PM
Atkins is a ketogenic diet. Using fat for energy is ineffecient and an athlete would fatigue very quickly.

carlossalsa8
03-17-2004, 10:32 PM
Atkins is a ketogenic diet. Using fat for energy is ineffecient and an athlete would fatigue very quickly.


Ketogenic diet?

Jasonl
03-17-2004, 10:48 PM
If you are looking for a keto diet, I suggest you look up "Ultimate Diet 2.0", very effective.

harryhoudini66
03-17-2004, 10:54 PM
:withstupi

CKD Rules

carlossalsa8
03-17-2004, 11:38 PM
I am not looking for a diet. I am just looking for a good info. about the atkins diet. I am not even planning to use this kind of diet. I am an athlete.

Spartacus
03-17-2004, 11:39 PM
if you're running on mostly fat, you won't be able to do high intesity activity for very long.

also athletes are usually not fat which is the group which benefits most from keto diets.

carlossalsa8
03-18-2004, 12:47 AM
Is there any other reason why is atkin's diet bad for an athlete besides lack of energy?

Spartacus
03-18-2004, 01:29 AM
as long as food selection is ok, no.

pruneman
03-18-2004, 07:06 AM
i'm not positive on this, but I would think that an athlete on the atkins diet would be more succeptible to injury and prolonged recovery periods because of the constant catabolic state they are in.

harryhoudini66
03-18-2004, 10:06 AM
Well, then do a search. Plenty of posts about Atkins or Ketogenic diets. You want info, then searhcing for it and doing your own research is the best.