Originally Posted by Buck
You're actually right. It will take about a month for your body to acclimate to using fat as your main source of energy. Working out is harder for that first month, but once your body gets used to it, you can go as hard as you could otherwise.
You could go 'hard', but you won't be able to keep that type of intensity up as long as a more carb focused diet would be able to sustain. I have used traditional CKD diet's in the past to cut a few pounds off, and they work awesome. I know this is a weightloss thread but if your doing any serious weightlifting or athletics, I would add carbs in around the workout like a targeted keto diet.
Come to think of it, when I was at my strongest in college, my diet was pretty much steak and eggs, ground beef w/cheese (pretty standard keto) and gatorade during lifting and practice.
Again, just my $.02. You guys have made some tremendous progress in this thread.