- 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.

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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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Weight Results First Month

First a little background. I'm not a neophyte to lifting weights. I've lifted regularly year round since 2004 and lifted periodically back to 1998. That being said, I haven't lifted specifically for hypertrophy since 2009. Here are some of my lifts at the start and finish of my first month of keto lifting.

20 Reps

10/11/13 11/11/13
Shrugs 170 270
Barbell Curl 40 50
Leg Press 330 420

Deadlift increased from 1 @ 230 to 3 @ 245

What has this done to my body composition?

Well my waist to hip ratio has gone from .87 to .88 which indicates my %BF has increased :(
Clearly I've put on a ton of mass. 14.5 lbs = 3.63 lbs / week. I know that most of it is water weight but I can't imagine gaining more than 1 lb of muscle per week, and the waist hip ratio increasing probably indicates I gained about the same amount of fat per week.
In regards to calories in calories out, all of this doesn't make any sense. I've been eating slightly more than usual but not an extra 1000 calories a day.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next month.
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