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Can you build muscle by lifting weights in ketosis stage by eating fats and proteins only?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: No, just work muscle

When muscles are worked as in repetitive weight lifting they will grow in size by making more muscle tissue.
This increase does not happen if you are in ketosis chronically from a low carb diet. Muscles need carbohydrate for energy source. You need regular intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins from a balanced diet to maximize muscle development along with the weight lifting.

In brief: No, just work muscle

When muscles are worked as in repetitive weight lifting they will grow in size by making more muscle tissue.
This increase does not happen if you are in ketosis chronically from a low carb diet. Muscles need carbohydrate for energy source. You need regular intake of carbohydrates, fats and proteins from a balanced diet to maximize muscle development along with the weight lifting.
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Dr. Matthew Griffin
yes you can. I recommend "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance" for further reading about this.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes!

Unequivically. Many patients on low carb diets build muscle and lose fate.
Dietary ketosis comes from using free fatty acids and protein as fuel sources.. Ffa can be used directly, if the body adapts to low carb intake.

In brief: Yes!

Unequivically. Many patients on low carb diets build muscle and lose fate.
Dietary ketosis comes from using free fatty acids and protein as fuel sources.. Ffa can be used directly, if the body adapts to low carb intake.
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