Triple-Digit Post Count
After a year and a half more or less on keto, those carb numbers for the reintroduction blow my mind. 60 grams feels like a wild night on the town, I can't imagine what it would be like to hit 300 daily.
You'd be pretty sleepy if your reaction is anything like mine.After a year and a half more or less on keto, those carb numbers for the reintroduction blow my mind. 60 grams feels like a wild night on the town, I can't imagine what it would be like to hit 300 daily.
Do you have guidelines for superhydration? Like for a powerlifter going to a meet or having a weekly heavy squat session.Cyclic Ketogenic Diet
Bodyopus/Dan Duchane and The Anabolic Diet/Maurio DiPasquale put the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet on the map in around 1995.
Water weight loss occurs initially when carbohydrates are dramatically cut from the diets. I and a friend did the diet for a while.
My water weight loss was around 6 - 7 pound when I dramatically cut the carbohydrates out in the 5 day period. My friend was larger. His water weight loss was around 10-11 lbs.
In two days of Carb Loading, I'd gain up to 7 pound, he gain up to 11 lbs.
The training on the 5 days of low carbs was difficult due to the water weight loss and the body being "Glucose Dependent" for energy and not having enough glucose/carbohydrates to drive it.
The workout following the two day Carb Load made what every you put on the bar easy to move. Training on the Cyclic Ketogenic Diet was a roller coaster.
With that in mind, let's look at...
The Ying-Yang Effect of Hydration
The composition of muscle is 70% water. For muscle to effectively function, you need to be fairly well hydrated.
As we know, a decrease in water (dehydration) decrease performance.
Ironically, the muscles can produce more force when they are Superhydrated; which occurs with the Carb Loading process.
That is one of the reason that creatine (Cell Voluminizing) and some anabolics work, they Superhydrate muscle.
Car Tire Analogy
Think of your muscles like car tires.
When they are under inflated, your gas mileage per gallon drops. In the case of muscle dehydration (under inflated muscle), your performance drops.
When your car tire are over inflated, your gas mileage per gallon increases. In the case superhydration (over inflated muscle), your performance increases.
For someone interested in more in depth information on the Cyclic Ketogenic Diet, below is the link for the book...
The Anabolic Diet
As you know and for those who don't, the diet is about 5 days of high fat/moderate protein/low carbohydrates. It is followed by 2 day of Carb Loading.
Research by Dr Jake Wilson, determined with a Cyclic Ketogenic Diet, Carb Loading took you out of ketosis for about about four days.
Thus, on a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet, you are only in ketosis about one days.
Wilson's research also found that the Cyclic Ketogenic Diet tended to increase body fat.
Wilson's determined that individuals on a Ketogenic Diet need to slowly add carbohydrate back into their diet rather than jumping right back to a high carbohydrate diet. Doing so minimized fat gain.
Wilson found the most effective method in coming off the Ketogenic Diet was to add 100 gram of carbohydrates to you daily intake and keep it there for three days.
On day 4, increase you intake to 200 gram of carbohydrates. Then on day 7, bump it up to 300 gram of carbohydrate per day.
My ExperienceDo you have guidelines for superhydration? Like for a powerlifter going to a meet or having a weekly heavy squat session.
CreatineI wonder if there's a more elegant solution.