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    atkins diet

    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.

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    Atkins is a ketogenic diet. Using fat for energy is ineffecient and an athlete would fatigue very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pruneman
    Atkins is a ketogenic diet. Using fat for energy is ineffecient and an athlete would fatigue very quickly.

    Ketogenic diet?

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    If you are looking for a keto diet, I suggest you look up "Ultimate Diet 2.0", very effective.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Is there any other reason why is atkin's diet bad for an athlete besides lack of energy?

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    as long as food selection is ok, no.

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    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.
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    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.

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