However theres currently no compelling evidence to show that ketogenic diets offer any muscle building benefits that you dont get with a higher carb diet providing adequate amounts of protein and fat if youve got some fat to lose and want to gain some muscle at the same time a ketogenic diet is a viable option. How to gain weight on low carb or keto do you want to gain weight given how most nutrition articles focus on fat loss maybe you feel in a minority there the usual advice for weight gain is to eat a higher amount of carbohydrates to bulk up and adopt an exercise program. Staying on a ketogenic diet means eating so few carbohydrates that when your glycogen stores empty your body cashes in on a process called ketosis for energy the carbohydrate threshold to stay in ketosis will vary by individual but the guideline for most folks is fewer than 50 grams of carbs. What happens when you combine weight lifting with a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet vlckd you get greater muscle gains and more fat loss than when compared to a conventional diet 1 the study looked at a group of college aged resistance trained men and put them on either a conventional western diet or a vlckd. The truth is bodybuilding on a low carb diet is completely viable when done correctly studies have shown that following a strength training regimen along with a ketogenic diet can increase lean muscle mass without excess weight gain but it doesnt happen overnight quite the opposite in fact
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