180508 - Tips Tuesday - What is that KETO thing?


What is KETO? 

The "Keto" diet was originally created by a doctor trying to fight seizures in his patients but now it is used as a diet for rapid weight loss particularly in hospital settings and was further popularized in the 90's under the name "The Atkins Diet." The body must be in a state of Ketosis for this process to be effective. Ketosis happens in a low carb (less than 50 grams) high protein diet, which causes your body to run out of glucose (it's main fuel source) and instead start breaking down protein and fats for energy. The resulting molecules are called ketone bodies and fuel the muscles and brain. This entire process can in turn cause weight loss.

So basically, you can eat meat based protein and healthy fats. You can only consume 40-50 grams per day  (3 slices of bread or a cup of low-fat fruit yogurt or two small bananas). If you happen to eat over your daily allotted carbohydrates then your body directly goes back into using it as fuel source, in which case it will take another 3-4 days in healthy individuals to kick start the ketosis process again.     

STRENGTH - Strict Press
3 @ 70%
3 @ 80%
3+ @ 90%
(Of 90% of 1RM) 

WOD - 4 Rounds for time
200m Run
12 Box Jump Overs
(Getting ready for that Murph run!)