Keto Athletes Race Day Series | Race Day Lead Up

Even if this is not your first rodeo, race days always seem to come with pre-packed jitters. You start questioning whether you have done enough training? Are your...

Road to UTMB “SOMMET MONDIAL DU TRAIL” By Le Roi Naude

August has come and gone, UTMB® has come and gone. A three-year dream has come to fruition and words are still hard to come by, to explain this event, the place, the...

Keto Athletes build Better Muscle

It was once believed that you couldn’t be 'keto' and be strong, that you needed to eat mountains of carbs to build strength and muscle mass.This is 100% true!.........

Road to UTMB “i will not stop!” By Le Roi Naude

Still one month until I toe the line at the pinnacle event of ultra-distance mountain running, and I’m already nervous (where is the vomiting emoji?).After...

Post Endurance Flu – are you wondering if you are allergic to exercise?

You have put in the months of hard work, conditioned your body to a well tuned machine and everything goes according to plan, you cross the finish line feeling great...

ROAD TO UTMB – THE ETERNAL BATTLE

Needs and wants. These two words do not always look each other in the eye. And for the injured runner, very seldom. A given battle. I do my best to not think that I...

What the FAQ! Keto frequently asked questions

There is a lot of information out there, and we know it can be super overwhelming to take in all the information available online and find what is uniquely relevant to...

DITCHING CARBS MAY BE THE KEY TO MILITARY SUCCESS – WASHINGTON TIMES

Some of the very first research of ketones for performance was done by Dominic D’agostino and stemmed from the research  funded by the office of Navy research,...

ROAD TO UTMB – THREE MONTHS TO UTMB

As May began, I was in a positive mindset. Rehabilitation had been going well, and I was picking up the miles along with the climbing volume, slowly but...

Training in Cape Town in Winter -Tanya Posthumus-Fox

‘’I absolutely LOVE training in Winter! The colder…the darker…the better!!! I do my best training, as well as my best racing in Winter. I’m not sure whether...
T1 Athelete: Reframing and refocusing my health

T1 Athelete: Reframing and refocusing my health

I never want to admit that by default I was weaker than everyone around me I've always tried to write about Diabetes in a positive way...... maybe it's because my shame has got the better of me..... I never want to admit that by default I was weaker than everyone...

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T1 Athelete: Growing up with type 1 diabetes

T1 Athelete: Growing up with type 1 diabetes

I don’t remember a time before I had diabetes. It's intrinsic to me, and so for me it's a huge part of who I am. The month of August 2018 marks 23 years of being a type 1 diabetic… It's strange, trying to review my feelings over the past 23 years I do not believe I've...

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Muscle Versus Fat: The Myth

Muscle Versus Fat: The Myth

The Myth: Muscle burns WAY MORE calories than fat. Therefore, boosting your metabolic rate means building muscle (example – resistance training). We have heard the notion muscle burns more calories that fat…well that is true but how much are we actually talking about...

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Keto Webinar Feed

Keto Webinar Feed

FOLLOW OUR WEBINAR SERIES   TRISH EKSTEEN Trish has achieved huge success in road running, Cross Country and trail running becoming one of the best Cross Country runners in her age category in the country. This love for being off road has seen her make the...

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Ketone Education Series #3

Ketone Education Series #3

Do Exogenous Ketone Supplements stop you from burning your own fat to make Ketones? When supplementing with Exogenous Ketones, your body will burn those first, before breaking down fat. This is great for athletes who want the maximum number of Ketones available from...

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Ketone Education Series #2

Ketone Education Series #2

"Should I only do ketosis naturally, or with a supplement?" The best answer is both. Eating a low carb diet provides the platform for your body to function properly, repair, and effectively allocate energy in a low blood glucose environment, and with minimal insulin....

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Ketone Education Series #1

Ketone Education Series #1

"Will a ketone supplement help me lose weight?" A common misconception is that taking ketone supplements will induce immediate weight loss. This is simply not true – we’re not talking magic wands here. It’s important to understand that Exogenous Ketones are...

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Keto Talks Presentation

We have just returned from very successful few weeks of our KETO TALK SERIES. If was great to meet some of our incredible Low Carb / Keto athletes, chat about your training challenges and really get to know your unique needs. Thank you for joining us and for those who...

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What’s the deal with salt?

What’s the deal with salt?

What’s the deal with salt?   Most of us will have been told not to eat too much salt, but does this apply on a Low-Carb diet and to people who are active? As your body adapts to a low carb diet, the kidneys fundamentally change how they handle sodium. Reducing...

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Info Guide to Low-Carb for Athletes.

Info Guide to Low-Carb for Athletes.

The Keto nutritional approach aims to help you achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals. Through this guide you will be introduced to the benefits of low-carb, keto-adapted sport, how to build a well-constructed eating plan and what to expect from keto-adapted...

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Ketosis- Know your terms

Ketosis- Know your terms

Ketosis (or keto-adaptation) – Ketosis is a state, achieved through significant reduction of carbohydrate intake (typically to less than 50 grams per day), at which point the body makes a fundamental change from relying on glycogen as its main source of energy to...

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5 Steps to starting a Keto diet for Athletes

5 Steps to starting a Keto diet for Athletes

The first step to starting a well formulated Keto diet is to understand how and why Ketosis adds benefit to your training and racing.  Research suggests Endurance athletes have much to gain from going Keto due to the benefit of allowing your body to utilise fat stores...

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