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Old 06-20-2014, 07:38   #1
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I have a rowing race tomorrow, maximum effort (heart rate 175 at end) for 4 minutes after a 15 min. warm up. Prior to LCHF I would have carb loaded the day before and the morning of a race but now I'm not sure what would be best to eat.

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That depends on what level of adaptability you have reached. Between utilizing carbs & fats for energy, lies a "zone of misery" according to Dr. Peter Attia. He is also a competitive extreme sports enthusiast. There are many indicators that will answer the question of how well have you adapted to fat burning. Ketosis meters are one. Your own body indicators, among others, will be a mental sharpness never felt before. This is certainly a YMMV issue, and you will need to trust your own body more than answers given by anyone.

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Most likely you will have to experiment with your meter. You state that you have started LCHF but are you in full ketosis? Before I was I needed to boost my energy level with carbs so I didn't go hypo. While doing an arduous hike and pushing, my BG dropped to 46 once before I was in full ketosis. I ate a banana and raisins to bring it back up.

Since I've been in full ketosis I don't go hypo and I will eat fats and some low carb foods for energy while pushing it. My pushing is much lower heart rate for hours while yours is very high for minutes.

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Wat does it mean to be in full ketosis?

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Wat does it mean to be in full ketosis?
After eating LCHF for a while (maybe very low carb) your body switches its primary nutrient source from sugars (glucose) to fat (ketones). When this is done, your body uses fat in your diet as well as stored body fat as a source of energy. Most people have large supplies of it and the risk of running low is not an issue.

When in ketosis, you will not feel hungry often, you eat mostly out of habit. Your energy level is increased. You will not get periods of low blood sugar and that weak "I need sugar" hypo feeling. Your mental functions will improve as well. You will lose bloating in the stomach and issues with gas. Your heart health should improve as well.

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