- We are Running on Ketones. This is not a typical story; we are endurance athletes at different stages of our lives, who are experimenting with a low carb Ketogenic diet. We are not doctors or scientists, just athletes. Anthony is the youngest and the fastest, age 20, and prefers ultra road running. Eric (ZoomZoom), age 27, is ukulele playing mixed distance runner. Dan (SKA Runner), age 42, is new to running, prefers mountains ultras, and a bit of a computer geek. Bob(uglyrnrboy), age 54, prefers mountains ultras and loves to tele ski. This site,, will document our journey as endurance athletes implementing a low carb ketogenic diet in to our lives. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our experiences.

What is a Nutritional Ketosis Diet? []

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. This elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood is a state known as ketosis.


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Ketosis Flowchart

Whenever I see people with health problems I want to tell them all about the miracles of ketosis. So I made a simple flowchart to help make the transition to nutritional ketosis assuming you don't want to go cold turkey. My own path the NK was long and unguided and something like this would have been helpful. Of course if I had know what NK was when I started my journey I would have just plunged ahead. Instead I did two months of gluten free, then a month of paleo followed by a month of low slow carbs / water fasting. It was only then that I got my hands on ASLCP (a must have book).
This flow chart does not deal with solving problems like the low carb flu or issues of compliance. It assumes that you complete each step successfully. Additionally, I haven't given any rationale for the order but you will have to trust me that a lot of thought went into it.


  1. Eliminate Dairy? Does that include heavy whipping Cream?

    Eliminate Eggs? I love Eggs!!!

    1. Eliminating dairy seems to be working really well for me (makes my skin beautiful). No more heavy whipping cream :( It was harder than giving up carbs. I loves me my cheezes. Eliminate eggs... I'm not going to go there yet. I do make sure to have a day or two off eggs every week.

    2. Don't think I could give up my dairy, particularly my cheeses; you are tough my friend!

  2. Anyways, very cool flow chart!

  3. Really This goes far beyond the commenting! It wrote his thoughts while reading the article amazingly :)
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