#98 Dr. Louise Burke - Are Ketogenic Diets the Future of Elite Endurance Sport?
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In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Louise Burke to discuss nutrition strategies for endurance sport, including the efficacy of ketogenic diets. Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counseling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Her publications include over 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and the authorship or editorship of several textbooks on sports nutrition. References Ketogenic low-CHO, high-fat diet: the future of elite endurance sport?Contemporary Nutrition Strategies to Optimize Performance in Distance Runners and Race WalkersAdaptation to a low carbohydrate high fat diet is rapid but impairs endurance exercise metabolism and performance despite enhanced glycogen availabilityAcute Ketogenic Diet and Ketone Ester Supplementation Impairs Race Walk PerformanceLow carbohydrate, high fat diet impairs exercise economy and negates the performance benefit from intensified training in elite race walkersTimestamps 00:50 Louise's role at the 2020 Olympics 03:50 Competitive race walking vs. marathon running 11:08 Attributes of elite endurance athletes 12:10 Nutrition strategies for endurance sport 18:55 Carbohydrates and the brain 20:00 Pre-event fueling 23:55 Intra-event fueling 27:10 Train high/train low 34:10 What are the theoretical advantages of a ketogenic diet for endurance sport? 40:25 Direct research on the efficacy of ketogenic diets for elite endurance sport 44:30 Carbohydrate periodization: how quickly do adaptations to a ketogenic diet take place? 54:40 Ketone ester supplements Sign-up for virtual nutrition counseling and personal training: hammerawayfitness.com  https://www.instagram.com/hammerawayfitness/  You can follow and support Louise at the following: https://twitter.com/louisemburke?lang=en Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themusclememoirs)
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