Can you build muscle while on the Keto Diet? According to this article you can. I’m not a professional in this area. I’m just a guy that’s been living this way for decades. I workout but not to bulk up or necessarily build muscle. My workout goals are to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility as I age. But, for people who are much younger than I am (I’m 53 by the way) they may be interested in building some bulk. If that’s the case this article is for you.
Studies show that it is possible to build muscle on the keto diet.healthline.com
For example, a study in 25 college-aged men compared a traditional Western diet against the ketogenic diet for muscle gain, strength, and performance, and found that both diets were equally effective (12Trusted Source).
Other studies have shown that keto may provide similar strength and performance gains as a conventional high carb diet while also helping shed body fat (13Trusted Source, 14Trusted Source, 15Trusted Source).