- 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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Get Fat on Keto? Yes you can!

This is my 6 month weight lifting and DEXA update. I stopped running Sep 7 and started weight lifting Sept 23. I replaced running with nearly daily cycling. Dietary wise I started incorporating nuts and dairy when I stopped running. I stopped both of these on Jan 1st. While running I restricted protein intake to 80-100 g/day. I have not limited protein since and have been in the 130-180 g/day range. Never hungry and never full. 16/8 IF 6 days a week as feels natural and fits my schedule. Plenty of CT. Wasn't tracking calories at any point for my eating. But, based on periodic food logs taken randomly though the year I know that my daily intake is ~2000 +/- 600. I've been strictly keto for 2 years now. No cheats. Periodic and regular BHOB and breath AcAc testing has shown steady and deep ketosis.
4.7% BF -> 17.1%
+ 23 lbs of fat
+ 9.2 lbs of muscle
Almost all of the weight was put on in the first 1.5 months. Here are some comparison pictures
I've got a pic with my shirt on from the day of the first DEXA
The values below are for Tissue (% Fat) which is your percent body fat calculated using only soft tissue not including your bone mass. The segmentation between the regions is performed by the operator / technician. Several other factors make it so that the "overall" catagory is not the direct sum of the catagories listed above. For example Gynoid and Android regions overlap with other regions.

 The T-score is a comparison of a person's bone density with that of a healthy 30-year-old of the same sex.
My T was .4 and -.4 for the first and second scans respectively.  
I know based on another DEXA scan that in the 2 months leading up to the Aug 24th scan I gained 5 lbs of lean and lost 5 lbs of fat.

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Fat Lean %BF Fat Lean %BF Muscle Gain Fat Gain
L Arm 0.3212 7.722 4.0 1.7908 9.6272 15.7 1.9052 1.4696
R Arm 0.3124 7.4734 4.0 1.8458 9.7042 16.0 2.2308 1.5334
Trunk 2.9722 64.3676 4.4 13.123 68.4794 16.1 4.1118 10.1508
L Leg 1.1528 21.8504 5.0 5.4076 25.3748 17.6 3.5244 4.2548
R Leg 1.199 22.6754 5.0 6.0412 26.4022 18.6 3.7268 4.8422
Android 0.4312 8.9496 4.6 2.3716 10.9164 17.8 1.9668 1.9404
Gynoid 1.4476 20.2158 6.7 5.7882 25.0052 18.8 4.7894 4.3406
Overall 6.4966 132.6974 4.7 30.7956 147.763 17.2 15.0656 24.299

Total Scale Weight 143.6
Total Scale Weight 176
Total Weight Gain 33

Total DEXA Weight 146
Total DEXA Weight 178
Total DEXA Weight Gain 32

Total Bone Weight 6.6
Total Bone Weight 5.9