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If you’ve thought about trying yoga but are concerned it will be too challenging, you might want to give it a shot while in ketosis.

Yoga is an ancient practice that not only improves your physical health but can also help you learn how to listen to your body. This can be especially beneficial when you’re trying to stick with any diet plan like the keto diet. In this article, I’ll explain how yoga and the keto diet work together and why they’re both so effective for achieving optimal health and wellness.

Keto & Yoga

Integrating your yoga practice and the keto diet can lead to some surprising results. In this guide, we’ll explore how the two can work together to improve your overall well-being.

Keto is the state of burning fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. In order to achieve ketosis, you will need to eat a very low amount of carbs and a moderate amount of protein.

This means that your workouts will be fueled by fat instead of sugar. Fat is the primary fuel for your body, while sugar is the secondary fuel. Because fat takes longer to burn, it’s a more efficient source of energy. Your body won’t be producing toxic byproducts as quickly when you use them as an energy source compared to sugar.

So what does this mean for your workouts?

Burning fat for fuel will help make you leaner, stronger, and more toned. The benefits of burning fat for fuel are numerous, but these are some of the most notable:

  • Increased energy
  • Less fatigue
  • More muscle tone and strength
  • Better mood and sleep

Your short-term workout performance may decrease slightly when you first switch to burning fat for fuel, but there is long-term potential for increased performance.

You may notice a slight decrease in your short-term performance during your first few weeks of ketosis. This is because you are adapting to a new fuel source and developing an increased ability to burn fat for fuel. In the long term, this adaptation will result in improved endurance and faster recovery between workouts.

Ketones can be used directly by our muscles as an energy source when they have run out of glucose. It helps us perform better during exercise without exhausting our carbohydrate stores too quickly. This means that you’ll have more energy at the end of your workout than if you were relying on burning carbohydrates alone. It allows you to do more reps or increase weight/resistance loads over time!

During this time of decreased performance, it’s important to focus on what your body is now capable of, not what it once was capable of.

It’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others or your past self.. but comparisons are unproductive and will only lead you down a path of frustration. Now is the time for patience, love, and compassion for yourself.

In addition to increased performance and muscle tone, being in ketosis has other benefits including better brain health, weight loss, and clearer skin.

You’re probably aware of the general benefits of a ketogenic diet, but how does it affect your yoga practice? If you’ve been on this journey for a while, you likely have some perspective to share.

The most obvious benefit is an increase in energy. Being in ketosis means your body has an abundance of fat from which to derive energy. You can really focus during your classes without getting tired as easily (or feeling hungry). The added energy also helps with flexibility and balance during class. Even if you’re new to yoga or have never done it before, your muscles will be able to perform better than ever!

In addition to increased performance and muscle tone, being in ketosis has other benefits. This includes better brain health, improved memory, weight loss, clearer skin, and improved sleep quality. In short: everything you could want out of life is possible while following this diet!

Doing yoga while in ketosis has additional benefits as well. Yoga can help you learn how to listen to your body and get in touch with its needs.

You’ll also be surprised by how much yoga can help. You learn how to listen to your body and get in touch with its needs. Being aware of what your body is telling you is incredibly important for people who are following the ketogenic diet. It helps ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients and vitamins required for your body to function properly.

When doing yoga, try not to think about anything else but the movement of your body. This will train your mind to focus on what’s happening right now so you won’t feel overwhelmed by thoughts or emotions. It’s an excellent way to become more present in your life!

If you’re thinking about integrating yoga into your life, then we encourage you to give it a try! You can use our tips here as a starting point for learning how to do more yoga in your day-to-day life. And if you’ve already incorporated yoga into your routine, then consider trying out the keto diet too! It’s an excellent way to stay healthy and strong throughout this winter season.


Thea CarrilloYoga Instructor

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