Ketogenic diet while boxing

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  1. GTSS

    GTSS New Member Full Member

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    So, I've been doing a little research on a legitimate diet to go with my exercise routine and curious to others insight on a ketogenic diet. I'm not looking to do a month or even 13 week diet plan, I am looking for an overall- long term solution. A ketogenic diet has both it's advantages and disadvantages, mostly disadvantageous because the shift in diet causes a period of adjusting. For those who have, or know about someone who did, what did you think?

    For me when I weigh out the pro's and con's, the pro's by far out weigh the con's so I want to prepare and eliminate/reduce the con's. Looking to impose a strict long term diet and think this could actually increase my focus and stabilize my energy levels as apposed to the body using glycogen as its, short lived, energy source.
     
  2. Mr.DagoWop

    Mr.DagoWop Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    It really depends on you, we don't know anything about you and I wouldn't take advice on a diet from a stranger on the internet.
     
  3. Drachenorden

    Drachenorden Active Member Full Member

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    I did keto diet for about 2 months while training boxing intensively.

    Before that I gained some fat because I had a lot of obligations and couldn't train a lot. So I tried to train as much boxing as possible but I wasn't losing the fat as quickly as I wanted so I tried the keto diet while still training boxing at high intensity. It worked out really well as far as weight loss is concerned but I do think I lacked some energy because of the lack of carbs. Still, I could do my training at around 80-90%, it's just that for the rest of the day I was pretty much spent.

    I also remember being hungry a lot since I didn't eat carbs like bread or rice but just ate a lot of meat and considering I was training so much I must have really burnt all the calories quickly.

    Like I said, I benefited from it but it wasn't something I could keep up with for more than two months so I reverted back to normal.
     
  4. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I don't see why you choose a diet where you eat little to no carbs when participating in a sport as intense as boxing.
     
  5. GTSS

    GTSS New Member Full Member

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    "It really depends on you, we don't know anything about you and I wouldn't take advice on a diet from a stranger on the internet."

    To be clear, I am gathering information from others who have done this personally. Doctors do not know everything, they know ALMOST everything "at best" that is in a book. to quote specifically I said "For those who have, or know about someone who did, what did you think?" asking for others perspectives so I can find out what works best for me.
     
  6. GTSS

    GTSS New Member Full Member

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    That's what I'm concerned with, not being able to put out 100 and shifting diets at the wrong time. Thanks for the input!
     
  7. GTSS

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    I don't see why you choose a diet where you eat little to no carbs when participating in a sport as intense as boxing.

    The body instead of burning Glycogen, uses Ketones for fuel. It is Great for fat loss, BP, and memory/focus, inexpensive monthly grocery bill. Basically what I have found is it CAN hinder ULTIMATE performance, however since ketones use less oxygen to produce the same amount of energy as glycogen- the body can do more work with less air. I have done this diet before for short periods "live and learned" but never with boxing.

    Actually Drach said it best in my last question and that's using my disadvantages to the their best potential, DIET is a huge one of those. Just trying to think outside the box.
     
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  8. Drachenorden

    Drachenorden Active Member Full Member

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    I think keto is good for losing weight or for bodybuilding if you just want to have nice physique, when I was on keto diet I looked quite good, shredded, muscular... Because I didn't go 100% on boxing training a could lift weights more times a week and so on. But cardio-wise I wasn't good.
     
  9. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's confusing as I've read the diet gives you more raised energy levels.
     
  10. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Any diet where you are not eating everything in moderation is going to be less than optimal. The truth isn’t sexy, the Keto diet has been made popular by meatheads like Joe Rogan who don’t know anything about sports nutrition.
    Your body adapts to the fuel you use, carbs are the most efficient and readily available energy source for high intensity exercise. When you stop eating something you become less efficient at using them, why you would want to become worse at using something for an energy source I don’t know.
     
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  12. jimmyonebomb

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    Dont get the point in it. Good carbs are great for energy if your training twice a day and good carbs if ate as part of a balanced diet and training programme shouldnt prevent anyone making weight
     
  13. GGGunbeatable

    GGGunbeatable Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Most people showing keto recipes on IG and TikTok are fat and look unhealthy. Wouldn't ever want to do it, I just eat a balanced diet, have occasional cheat meals or snacks and look out for my calories.