0

votes

Will being fat adapted affect sports performance

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Is high carb better than being fat adapted for performance in high intensity sports(football). Also take in to account that if the process of becoming fat adapted screws up performance than I probably won't try, because my season opener is this Sunday

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 28, 2013
at 06:57 PM

I am well fat-adapted, and have more explosive power than on my old SAD diet. There is an adjustment period though.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on August 28, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to keep eating what I have beensince I am started high carb. I just finished off my sprouted rice stir fry with a cream sauce and it was damn good. Lol, making any food taste good is really easy when you learn to be a good cook

  • 14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

    asked by

    (220)
  • Views
    2.1K
  • Last Activity
    1546D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

2
C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 28, 2013
at 02:10 PM

Do not, I repeat, do not make major changes to your diet without having adequate time for an adjustment period. Keep eating what you have been eating. The enzymes required for some of the adaptations take time to upregulate. I have said before on here, that is why I eat a moderately low carb, but not very low, and not high, as to have adequate metabolic flexibility to do long periods of high intensity OR low intensity work. But there is an adjustment process.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on August 28, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to keep eating what I have beensince I am started high carb. I just finished off my sprouted rice stir fry with a cream sauce and it was damn good. Lol, making any food taste good is really easy when you learn to be a good cook

2
62fafa8cb15af7c562fa8c270f7b6174

on August 28, 2013
at 02:00 PM

I don't think high intensity performance is the goal of 'being fat adapted'. You can definitely develop a different energy pathway for endurace, and have some recovery benefits from a high fat diet.

In my N=1 experience, the first thing I noticed when switching to high-fat for the adaptation was ZERO explosive energy during powerlifting and running, but a good slow-burn that would kick in later. A mountain slope would kick my ass for a couple minutes before my energy kicked in, and it would come and go before I became 'adapted'. Now, I can take off on a workout or run of a few hours with no breakfast but bulletproof coffee, feels great. I still feel real energy stores for explosive energy or sprinting, but I can build power or speed steadily. I'm also a 40 year old with different goals than a young football player. I'd suggest you save fat adaptation for some off-season or recovery cycle of your training.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 28, 2013
at 06:57 PM

I am well fat-adapted, and have more explosive power than on my old SAD diet. There is an adjustment period though.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!