hi, i am a 19 year old semi professional soccer player. i have insulin resistance(a condition pre-diabeties type 2 from genetics) so my body never really responds well to carbohydrates consumed. i have been on a very low carb diet for the past few months and it has been working very well in comparison to when i used to eat loads of carbs. however, my metabolism slowed down a fair bit. i was trainnig 2x per day including weights about 3x per week. i know glycogen stores must be replenished after high intensity activity, however i dont know if i was eating enough carbs. im quite cetain my body was in ketosis pretty much all the time. for example. breakfast i would have a peanut butter smoothie made with milk, coco oil and natural sweeteners like stevia, cinammon and 2 raw eggs, followed by about a heaped tablespoon of oats. pre trainnig would be a coconut smoothie (coconut meat and juice) with 4 eggs and cacao powder, coconut oil etc. lunch would be meat and salad usually no carbs. dinner would also be fish and salad (no carbs). i found i had quite a lot of energy. what do people think of this? i am not sure if what i was doing was a good thing because i am an endurance athlete. im also trying to put on some muscle. thanks. (lunch would actually most of the time have some sweet potato or another carb form but the ratio would be 1:4(1 being carbs and 4 being protein). also i snacked on nuts
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on December 24, 2012
at 03:44 PM
I'm pretty sure that you weren't in ketosis if you were eating peanut butter smoothies with oats for breakfast...
on December 23, 2012
at 10:35 PM
If it's working for you stick with it. Do you supplement magnesium? That may be a way to help increase insulin sensitivity. Also, soccer is more glycolytic and less of an endurance sport so you may wanna keep a reasonable of carbs in, and consume them after you workout.
As for being in ketosis, I don't think you would be if you're consuming honey, rice cakes, etc.