Will I Lose Muscle If I Eat a Low-Carb Diet?

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I have had very respected physicians and nutrition experts tell me that if I eat a low-carb, high-fat diet for too long, I will lose muscle and be weak.

These are the type of statements that have been misleading people for decades.

Since my journey began with a this way of life, I have lost over 25 pounds, 2 inches off my waist size, been the Masters winner in my last two 5K races, and have more energy than my teenage years!!

There is a tremendous amount of scientific data in peer-reviewed journals that espouse the benefits of a low-carb, ketogenic diet.

A ketogenic diet is where the body is utilizing ketones (from fat) for energy and NOT sugar or glucose.

Here are the highlights of a great article about the metabolic effect of a very low-carb diet:

1. ketones are a great source of fuel for the brain

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