A world champion’s low-carb recipe for success

Here’s another nail in the coffin for the myth that one needs to constantly ‘carb load’ in order to succeed at sports:

Swimmer and world-record holder Adam Peaty credits a low-carb diet and intermittent fasting for his success in the interview above. The effective tools were used to help him shed the last couple of pounds and reach peak fitness.


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  1. Abu Sumayah
    Training on an a ketogenic diet is different than competing on a ketogenic diet. Just because he was eating keto during training doesn't mean he performed the race without carb-loading. Not saying that the article is saying this but thought I would make this clear. I also see many people saying Lebron James eats keto and performs well but its obvious that he only ate like that in the off season. It seems most of these athletes eat keto for weight loss and not for boosting their performance. I eat keto myself and play pick up basketball throughout the week in ketosis and don't experience any fatigue that causes me to have to stop. I have played up to 3 hours at a time and feel fine. While I don't suffer 'bonking' I do seem to lose a bit of explosiveness. Because of this I eat carbs once a week, 24-30 hours leading up to a game for optimal performance. I'm pretty sure this is what Adam Peaty does as well.

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