Food & Nutrition

Does a low carb high fat diet work for runners?

On a quest to improve my running, I’ve been trying out a low carb high fat (lchf) diet.

I’ve read a number of different blogs and forum posts singing the praises of low carb high fat in relation to running performance, especially for endurance running, and I’ll tell you what, it sounds like a real no-brainer. As we all know your body needs fuel when running, and when your muscles are primed with a ready supply of glycogen (from carbs) this is used a your main source of fuel (along with some fat). The problem is that your muscles can only hold a limited supply of glycogen, and when it runs out you’ll know about it. “Hitting the Wall”, “Bonking”, whatever you want to call it, running out of fuel is no fun! Read More »