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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Prof Stephen Phinney on the science behind low carb diets for athletes: A rational approach

Consider the classic understanding that high carbohydrate intakes are necessary for optimal endurance performance. What if that failed to take into account the physiological changes that occur with adaptation to low carbohydrate diets? In this podcast, @JohannWindt interviews physician-researcher Dr. Stephen Phinney about his last 30 years of research into low-carb ketogenic diets. Highlights include the previously undocumented levels of during exercise fat oxidation seen in endurance athletes adapted to a low carbohydrate diet. He also touches on ketogenic diets’ potential benefits in other sporting contexts, addresses common criticisms, and looks ahead to future research questions in the field.



Gingi said...

I have been terribly on my diet.. need to get back to my low carb lifestyle. :-( -

Lowcarb team member said...

Gingi - many thanks for your comment. May watching this spur you on to your LCHF lifestyle?

Enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan