I remember my first 2 weeks on a ketogenic diet. The exercise I did was just 30-60 minute easy walk. It was all restorative and hatha yoga and I was scared to lift weights.
And on the 3rd week when my body fat percentage never decreased and my muscle mass were starting to melt away, I finally decided to head back to resistance training.
I was thrilled and scared at the same time. Thrilled because I read opposing reviews about keto and resistance training. Other say their performance was way much better. Some said the opposite.
At that moment my deadlift PR was 40 kilos and I was terrified if I can’t lift it. But tadah!!! I lifted it all fine. I did my 3 rounds 8 reps deadlift with a smile then proceeded with the entire session with busting energy.
I can’t provide you the science behind why it is so. It’s just what it is. I cut my carbs, increased by fat intake and then, my exercise performance was great!
Though it didn’t dramatically impact my body fat percentage, it did keep my muscle mass from dropping.
Next post will share to you my intermittent fast 1 week response to body fat and muscle mass. 🙂
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