- 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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Ask us a Question . . . []

A Call for Questions

RunKeto is getting an opportunity to question prominent low carb researcher Dr. William Lagakos. Author of The Poor Misunderstood Calorie a book hailed by Dr Noakes as "The third book in Diet Trinity: 1. Atkins - The Diet Revolution. 2. Good Calories Bad Calories. 3. The Poor Misunderstood Calorie"

If you have any questions about obesity, inflammation, insulin, or energy balance comment below and we will get Dr. Lagakos to answer them.

His website is

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  1. I have wondered whether serum ketones really represent the best measure of whether I'm succeeding with my high fat low carb diet. I find that even if I keep my carbs to under 30g and they all come from greens and a few nuts, I measure little if any serum ketones. My ketone number only seems to register if I eat coconut oil and have a big workout. I feel that I have the benefits of NK, but just don't register on the meter.

    I suspect that the true measure of a successful HFLC diet is Insulin Sensitivity. There are various measures of Insulin Sensitivity, the simplest being a ratio of fasting glucose to fasting insulin (peptide C), and the NMR profile gives a calculated value. Do you agree with this assertion? If not, are there other measures you would recommend as measures of a successful diet?

  2. Read his answers here: