Are there any studies that show the benefits of following high fat diets. I am talking about no carb-ups at all macro split of 60-75% fat. I have read the “Josh Whiton Protocol” where he list some advantages but, he posts no research.
I have wondered whether performance athletes would better perform on high fat diets. There have been many threads stating that if it were they would be doing it, others have shared that they tried but, energy levels would diminish. However, every time the diet used is some type of carb-cycling, keto, or AD where high fat is used but, so are large carb ups. When they are just high fat they last about 4-6 weeks. Are there any studies on long duration high fat diets?
I have been eating a 60-70% fat diet for about 3 months no carb-ups and though I felt like crap for about the first 2 weeks I now feel great. I lift weights 4-5x a week sprint 2x a week and trail run 10 miles every Sunday.
Some benefits I have had are:
- I am never bloated/full/gassy and I am never hungry or have cravings
- I always have energy
- No trouble falling to sleep
- Better/More mental clarity, maybe I am just more alert.
- Muscle has been easier to hold on to.
Obviously, the benefits are enough for me to continue but, I was wondering if there has been any research done.