As a keto athlete, there is very few on course offerings at the aid stations that I would consider ingesting. Having done two 70.3 races this year, the first long races since my keto journey started; I failed miserably in my nutrition strategy in one, and was happy enough with the second. Nevertheless, it got me to thinking about actually working out what effect various fuels had on my ketogenic state. The following was my fist experiment
I came across the base recipe for Freedom Fuel V1.1 at the Natural Nutritionist and found a lot of good advice on this page. I modified the recipe from the outset as I felt that the Rice Malt Syrup was too carb heavy and I also wanted something that was able to keep the fat fuel fire burning so I used the flowing per serve:
1/4 cup blueberries
1.5 teaspoon MCT oil
1 teaspoon Rice Malt Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Amino Acid powder
As you will see from the video, the results were a drop in Ketone status from 1 to .2 – This was a very disappointing result, as I had high hopes for this recipe as a good Keto fuel that would drip in a few carbs, whilst stoking the fat fire. I am going to try a few variations on this recipe, the first being to substitute a 1/4 serve of UCAN Super Starch in place of the Rice Malt. I am pretty sure this will be a winner and it is something that I have already done with my Nut Butter Keto Race Gels.