October 28, 2006

10 responses to The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) - an overview

  1. Scott Says:

    Superb - very comprehensive indeed.

  2. Kris Says:

    Thanks Scott! I’ve been working on this one for so long that I’ve lost all perspective on whether it is readable or not. Really happy to get it out of my hands. :-)

  3. Erick Says:

    So that is why you have no posts for the last few weeks. Very nice work Kris!

  4. Kris Says:

    That’s one of the reasons, yes. Another is that I am concurrently working on other matters, including the virtual meet site. Now looking forward to getting the blog on track… slowly but surely.

  5. Chris Says:

    Nice read Kris!! I used the Atkins Diet around 3 years ago to drop 45 lbs of drinking induced blubber, to say that diet works (when properly followed) is an understatement. Its good to see someone following through and doing their due diligence before embarking on such diets. How is the Body Composition coming along? Lifting? etc?…..good luck i look forwazrd to seing you results.

  6. Kris Says:

    Chris, 45 lbs/20 kg is quite something! The most I used this diet for dropping was 15 kg/33 lbs from a flabby 100 kg/220 lbs down to a lean 85 kg/187 lbs. Switched to maintenance/mass calories after that. Would be interested to hear how the lifting went on Atkins if you did that then. One guy I spoke to at Metal told me he was doing Atkins while powerlifting, can’t help but wonder where his lifts are going with constantly depleted glycogen stores.

    More details to follow on my progress (god, I hate backblogging), but I am suddenly able to wear my pants on top of my stomach again (as opposed to under it) and have gone in three or four notches on my lifting belt. More interestingly, I posted some PRs, including on the bench, six weeks into the diet! This is better than what I provisioned for and I am starting to believe that I stand a fair chance of being able to put up a better total at the virtual meet than my current PRs combined while coming in at 8-10 kg/18-22 lbs lighter. That would be a huge net gain in relative strength. The diet isn’t over yet so things might change as I become lighter, but so far I like this dance.

  7. dg Says:

    Sorry for the question, but I’m wondering if this intro sentence is correct?
    “# Plan in one workout to end the carb-load: this could be a whole body depletion workout or a regular workout. Approximately five hours before this workout ingest about 25-50 grams of carbs … ”
    Did you in fact mean “end” the carb load, or was this second paragraph to read “plan in one workout to BEGIN the carb load?”
    Thanks, and apologies in advance if I am totally off.

  8. Kris Says:

    Thanks for a good catch! I have changed it to read “to begin the carb load”. And no need to apologize, comments/questions/thoughts are more than welcome. :-D

  9. dg Says:

    No problem. Thank you for the posting and for the work you share. In general, it is one of the best pieces I’ve read of any type, anywhere, and the rest of the blog spectacular, too. Keep up the great work!

  10. Kris Says:

    Thanks for the feedback! :-D Just need to get things going around here again.

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