I’m new to UA website, but read TFTNA when it first came out and am now reading UA. Great stuff!
I’m in a similar position to Dane. In 2015 I lost 110lbs on keto. I didn’t exercise much at first. 6 months in I started running and training more intensely. Ever since then I’ve generally bounced back and forth in small amounts of being keto and not. I’ve also gone in and out of regular training and fitness with winter and spring ski mountaineering being my peaks. And summers I get sloppy.
Right now I find myself in a place where I’ve gained 30lbs since my last peak. I started training again after about 4-5 months of inactivity and am also starting my keto diet again after eating like a glutton for 4-5 months.
The first time I lost weight I was very gradual in adding in hikes and training. This time around I’ve hit the ground running. I’m finding that my heart rate is always high. My resting rate is high and I can’t hardly get above walking pace without getting past zone 2. I did a hike before jumping in the diet and I felt fine. I did a hike 1 week into the diet and was sooo slow with a very high heart rate.
Every workout I feel like I’m in a constant state of bonk. I remember in 2015 after a month or two of diet I felt so good on hikes and runs. Never booked, burned fat very well.
I understand that there will be some loss in fitness advancement if I’m trying to shed pounds quickly. However I’m wondering if there is a strategy to get myself the energy I need for z1/2 runs and hikes without hampering the diet much. I also don’t want to just carb load for my workouts because I want to eventually become nicely fat-adapted
Alternatively, it’s been only 2 weeks since I started the diet. Should I just keep doing what I’m doing and in a couple more weeks I’ll become more fat-adapted?
Anyways any resource people could point me to regarding diet/weight loss/low carb while endurance mountain training would be helpful.
And my defense of keto and why I’m doing it now is because I’ve personally had wild success and have kept the weight off by intermittently staying low carb. So it’s a method I personally trust and have success with. So that’s why I’m doing it again. Just this time I’m also trying to get my body ready for ski touring season.