How Hard is Eating a Keto Diet, and What Results Can You Get?

March 16, 2018

The guys kicked off 2018 with two months of eating a keto diet, and now it’s time to see what the results were. In month one Alex tackled the famed Atkins Diet – but hit some roadblocks along the way – and Rick took on the new book by Mark Sissons’, The Keto Reset Diet. In February the directive was to enter strict ketosis with under 25 grams of carbs a day. In addition to this Rick discusses keto running via his success competing in the February (Run Every Day) Challenge while on keto and how it impacted his athletic performance. Finally, did you hear about the DIETFITS randomized clinical trial that announced “there was no significant difference in 12-month weight loss between the HLF and HLC diets”? Rick pulls the curtain back on what the study actually analyzed, calling out the questionable reporting of the Washington Post and Vox in the process.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Keto’s impact on weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure, resting heart rate, and sleep
  • Keto is hard to stick to, and the guys discuss their individual failures over the two months
  • Rick’s progress running every single day while in ketosis
  • Can you take energy bars and gels during long distance runs and stay in ketosis?
  • Rick takes on the people who call eating keto “complicated”


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Looking for some specific highlights? Fast-forward to the following timestamps:

  • Alex talks about why he couldn’t stick to keto (3:35)
  • Rick discusses the truth behind the media spin on the DIETFITS low-carb/low-fat diet trial (7:30)
  • Why the guys picked two months of keto for an analysis (19:00)
  • The guys look at January’s results (23:50)
  • The guys look at February’s results (40:00)
  • Will Alex stick with the keto diet? (50:00)
  • Will Rick stick with the keto diet? (55:30)
  • Still reading/listening? Well then, you’ve got an Easter egg! (59:20)


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