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Building Muscle on Keto: A Complete Guide

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The ketogenic, or keto, diet has become increasingly popular.

It is a very low carb, high fat diet that many people use to lose weight and has been linked to various other health benefits.

For a long time, many people assumed that it was impossible to build muscle on a keto diet or low carb diets in general.

That’s because low carb diets restrict carbs, which are known to promote the release of insulin, an anabolic hormone that helps shuttle nutrients into cells, which helps create conditions that drive muscle growth (1Trusted Source).

Yet, you may wonder whether it’s true that low carb diets hinder muscle growth.

This article provides you with a complete guide on how to build muscle on a keto diet.


What is the keto diet?
The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat diet.

It involves drastically lowering your carb intake and consuming fat instead. This helps your body transition into a metabolic state known as ketosis.

Ketosis occurs when your body has limited access to …

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