The ketogenic or keto diet is a special diet that espouses low carb intake to encourage the body to produce more ketones. Ketones, also known as ketone bodies, break down fat in your body and convert it to energy. It explains why people who fast have the energy to walk around briskly and do their normal routines without fainting.
Ketone bodies also helps lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, reduce cravings, and help with weight loss. As for muscle gain, you can use the keto diet to achieve this but you will have to know more about this diet to maximize its benefits.
First of all, immediately after starting on the keto diet, you will likely experience a drop in your physique meaning if you are an athlete, your performance will change – suffer, even. You will drop some pounds. Don’t worry. It’s a temporary situation as your body adjusts to the new diet.
Here’s what you have to do to retain or increase muscle:
· Train harder
· Eat more protein
· Count calories (You need calories for muscle retention!)
You do this by making sure you get enough sleep. About 75% of HGH is released by the brain’s pituitary gland when you are in deep sleep. This means it does not happen when you cat nap! You can opt to take HGH supplements by studies do not confirm their effectiveness and doctors have yet to accept these as reliable sources. Plus, there are potential side effects to HGH supplements since they are not yet FDA-approved. You can also increase HGH levels naturally with high intensity interval exercises and avoiding high sugar foods. As for T hormones, you can increase this naturally by adding the following to your diet: fish, beef, and eggs. Just be careful not to eat excessively!
If your muscles are sore after workout, I would recommend using a foam roller to relief the pressure. Example: