This is an emerging and controversial area. Individual physiology/response to carbohydrate restriction/unique demands across different sports add to the challenge of determining the best approach, especially in the elite athlete. The balance between metabolic health markers and performance goals may be less pressured for the recreational sportsman, nevertheless, self experimentation with regard to carbohydrate restriction and performance outcomes is currently the best approach. This narrative review of 5 popular diets (endurance/performance subset) illustrates the main points of discussion.
Updated 01 September 2021
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