Arriving late to this conversation.  I have also been "reasonably" low-carb 
for the past few years, but without a real plan.  A few weeks ago an old 
friend whom I respect recommended ketogenic, and I took the plunge.  

Results are good, similar to others, weight loss, smooth energy delivery, 
absolutely no problem skipping meals.

However.  Last Sunday I had coffee and cream for breakfast, packed a 
generous Ziploc with almonds, and left for a moderately challenging 
50-mile/4800 climbing feet ride.  My neighborhood has a steady supply of 
short, steep (15%+) climbs and descents, like one section of the ride that 
has 2200 feet of climbing in just 9 miles.  I have geared for those climbs, 
and my head has accepted them, and they are no big deal.  On this day, 
though, I bonked deeper than I have bonked in years.  Weird sensation to 
feel simultaneously strong and completely out of gas, if such a thing can 
be expressed.  I had nibbled on the almonds steadily, and I was mystified 
that I could never feel the flow of fuel that a banana or a Clif bar or 
even a Gatorade would have given me.

I hadn't had that feeling since I was in my twenties, regularly riding 100+ 
Colorado Front Range climbing days, and staggering into the house after 
riding, wanting to eat absolutely anything I could put my hands on right 

Anyhoo...  I obviously have a lot to learn, and it would seem that Bill has 
learned it.  Maybe Lara bars are a start.

Sebastopol CA 


On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:13:23 PM UTC-8, Bill Lindsay wrote:

> Over the last few years, I've been a reasonably low-carb person.....

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