From Jeff Volek PhD and Dr Stephen Phinney MD’s book, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, we read,
“The brain is the spoiled child of the organ family. It can burn glucose or ketones (or a combination of the two) and it can’t burn fat. This is interesting because the brain itself contains a lot of fatty acids in all its membranes and myelin (although little or none as triglycerides), and the many types of brain cells all contain mitochondria that should be capable of oxidizing fatty acids. Another surprise about the brain is how much energy it consumes each day (600 kcal) despite weighing just 3 pounds. This is more than 10-times the average energy use per pound of the rest of the body, which explains why the brain has such a large blood supply (to provide fuel and oxygen and also to keep it cool).
The other important fact about the brain’s fuel supply is that it contains no reserve supply of glycogen, and because it can’t burn fat, it is absolutely dependent upon a minute-by-minute blood supply containing both fuel and oxygen to meet its needs. This
I’ll bet you’ve tried the “Eat less. Move more.” diet at least once. Right? It probably failed too. For most, it starts out okay. You’ll drop some pounds but then, over time, your food cravings are almost unbearable and the thought of doing one more stair routine, spin class or body pump class makes you angry. After all, everyone says it will work. All the hot after photos of these thin women or men with abs shows that it works.
“But wait, Michael!” you’re yelling at me. It seems to make sense. Eat less and burn more calories than you’re putting in your body and you have to lose weight. Everyone says
Here is a tasty lunch or dinner meal!
Total Calories 851
Fat 72g (74%)
Carbohydrates 14 g (5 g Net) (6%)
Protein 40 g (20%)
Prep time: 30 minutes
1. Cook bacon
Blood lactate testing for speed athletes; sprinters to endurance, has been used successfully for at least the last 20 years.
However, there is not much written about it for an athlete on a ketogenic low-carb diet.
This article will attempt to answer some questions and lay a framework for a ketogenic low-carb athlete to consider using blood lactate to improve performance through proper training of the two main energy fuel systems.
The word autophagy, coined by Nobel Prize– winning scientist Christian de Duve, derives from the Greek auto (“ self”) and phagein (“ to eat”). So the word literally means “to eat oneself.” Autophagy is a form of cellular cleansing: it is a regulated, orderly process of breaking down and recycling cellular components when there’s no longer enough energy to sustain them. Once all the diseased or broken-down cellular parts have been cleansed, the body can start the process of renewal. New tissues and cells are built to replace those that were destroyed. In this way, the body renews itself. But it only works if the old parts are discarded first. (1)
(1) Fung, Jason; Moore, Jimmy. The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended (Kindle Locations 2195-2200). Victory Belt Publishing. Kindle Edition.
To improve weight loss do these four things:
- High-intensity interval training
- Sleep more
- Limit your carbohydrates to 20 g or less per day + all the vegetables you’d like to eat
- Intermittent fast and eat only once per day