Yes, following a keto diet 1
keto dietcan reduce exercise performance in events requiring maximum or near-maximum effort [
1]. However, the keto diet appears to be less detrimental for low and moderate-intensity exercise after the adaptation period.
The keto diet is a high fat, very low carb eating approach, where carbohydrate intake is restricted to less than 50g/day. Studies have found that those on a keto diet performed 4-15% lower than those eating a high carbohydrate diet [ 1 2
1]. In addition, athletes on a keto diet experience early onset fatigue during short-duration activities [
While keto may be less detrimental for submaximal exercise, athletes may fall short on nutrients such as fiber, calcium, magnesium, selenium, vitamin C and B-vitamins which can potentially impact performance. For more information on the ketogenic diet for athletic performance check out this article
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 Chang, C. K., Borer, K., & Lin, P. J. (2017). Low-Carbohydrate-High-Fat Diet: Can it Help Exercise Performance?. Journal of human kinetics, 56, 81–92. https://doi.org/10.1515/hukin-2017-0025