- 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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Resistant Starch Experiment

I spent the last week kayaking the Green River with my dad. I decided it would be a good chance to try 2 Tbsp 2x per day of raw potato starch and combine it with some probiotic supplements, Primal Defense Ultra and Bifidus Balance from Jarrow Formulas. I ate exactly the same thing every day of the trip as shown below:

Honestly eating this way I didn't feel any different from standard keto. Energy remained constant and hunger was non existent. Starting in the evening of the 3rd day I had some mild flatulence which continued for the remainder of the trip. I only had water or decaf green tea to drink. Every day included  10+ miles of paddling and one or more hikes from 2 - 12 miles in length.

My dad subsisted on 2 keto peanut butter cookies for breakfast, one apple, tangerine, plumb, serving of bacon jerky, serving of cashews for lunch and the same tomatoes and beef for dinner. The fruit is not part of his diet back home. Low carb high fat paleo has done wonders for his health over the last year. I'm so proud.
Can you see the tent on the river bank in the picture? It's just a dot and we aren't even up at the top yet.


  1. Hello - thank you for that interesting writeup. Considering the prevalent internet wisdom concerning potato starch being "resistant" to digestion and not useable by the body as carbohydrate energy - do you really want to count it towards your caloric intake in your pie chart ?


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