Why Keto is Bad for Athletes

March 3, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Instagram @ketowoe

The ketogenic diet continues to be a diet of interest within the sports performance space. Within CrossFit, articles and mentions of the keto diet began appearing on the site around 2019 and became the dietary preference of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. It seems to be a natural progression of the once popular Paleo diet. Scale up the fat even more, scale down the carbs and protein, and you have the ketogenic diet. 

If some fat is good, more fat must be amazing. It has become a keynote topic of the last several CrossFit Health conferences and well known keto authors and advocates frequently guest write for CrossFit’s website and speak at CrossFit events.

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