14 years in ketosis, you can build muscle on ketogenic diet – Darthluiggi of reddit keto interview

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Known as Darthluiggi on reddit – Luis Villasenor moderates the r/keto, r/ketogains, and the new r/ketoscience boards and is always answering questions and helping people with their weight loss and health goals using the ketogenic diet.

Not only has he been on a ketogenic diet for 14 years, he has proven that you CAN build plenty of muscle on a ketogenic diet. Check out his natural, ketogenic bodybuilding progress instagram:

I talked to Luis about his transformation through keto, he gives tips for beginners to keto, talks about the best ketgenic diet resources online, shares his experience on cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD), and talked about his new method of using 15grams of carb preworkout (targeted ketogenic diet – TKD).

Darthluiggi is a very helpful wealth of ketogenic diet information and experience and one of the few people who has proven that you can build muscle on a sustained ketogenic diet.

Resource, links, ad where to chat with Darthluiggi:

Reddit Keto forum:
Reddit Ketogains forum:
Reddit Keto Science forum:

Luis’ first thread on reddit:

More recent thread about his TKD experiment:

Luis’ Instagram:

Books mentioned:

The Ketogenic Diet, by Lyle Mcdonald

Underground Bodyopus – Militant Weight Recomposition, Dan Duchaine

Anabolic Solution for Bodybuilders, Mauro Di Pasquale

  • perhaps you can but do you have too if you wanna get best results? when on keto, you only get suboptimal results compared to the normal diet. hence these acrobatics with TKD and CKD… you need carbs to build muscle. period.

  • holy smokes, what a great video. Thank you so much for this information. Learned a few things!

  • Thanks for this vid. ! my question: what proportion we should use on keto diet while workin out??
    about 50 grams of carbs but how much proteins to fat?? 1:1 or more fat??

  • So should I be adding 25 grams of high GI carbs before my workouts then? I already eat about 15-20grams net carbs per day, so that would put me at 45grams net total. How would I implement this insulin spike, ive been in KETO for 5 weeks testing my blood levels and all that and this method I have found interesting and have seen many advocate 25-50 grams carb 20-30 minutes before a workout.

  • I'm willing to try anything going forward. This whole keto diet sounds interesting..

  • Wow I just started with bulletproof coffee and eating more farm fresh eggs and grass fed meets, I had cold hands, runny nose insomnia I never thought this was related to this shift… Okay more veggies no problem! I love to juice and green smoothies. Thank you soooo much for the information.

  • excellent interview, finally! you explained everything beautifully so newbies would understand thankyou thank you

  • u look like bald jake gyllenhaal!!

  • this convo is amazing!!! thank you for all your info!! looking forward to digging deeper!! God bless!

  • Okay, so I've been in ketosis and trying to work out and TWICE in TWO YEARS it's caused severe electrolyte imbalances. How have you been able to avoid this? Do you supplement your potassium / magnesium?

  • Thanks for the interview. It answered a lot of questions and worries I had.

  • I'm taking everything y'all are saying to heart for this

  • Drinking on keto is not recommended from my experience. Makes me hella sick, tolerance disappears. I'd also strongly recommend staying away from wine, it usually contains large amounts of sugar. You're going to be drinking neat spirits – look out for flavoured varieties that may have added sugar – with sugar free mixers. However remember that aspartame and the like knock many people out of ketosis and still contain grams of carbs. Vodka and soda water with a squeeze of fresh lime seems to be the smartest thing I've drunk. 2 or 3 of those and that's more than enough for me. Gone are the days of endless pints.

  • There is something inherently dead wrong with males taking selfies of their own muscles…..

  • The one question I have is this: Since he's been lifting for a long time, before he even started the Keto diet, how big was he then?

  • I just wanna ask if primal edge health is natural. I don't really care about it, I just wanna know because I've started a keto diet and I don't wanna waste my time if gains depend on extra hormones

  • He sounds like a Pilipino living in Mexico.

  • you guys are fucking idiots. ketosis is a starvation survival response, not a performance diet. if you want to perform well and subsequently get lean and STAY that way, you need to eat some fucking carbs. but if you want to listen to some fake natty youtube salesmen tell you lies to get you on a fad diet, feel free to do that as well. it's your body!

  • Watching the whole thing. 29:00 Creatine always, "ALWAYS" destroyed my physique. I blew up and looked like a sponge. Fuck Creatine!

  • This video has good advice, but I'm not sure about the best diet plan which i need to work with, only because I have never taken any. Anybody tried the Fenoboci Diet Plan? I have noticed some people refer to amazing things about Fenoboci Diet Plan.

  • Anyone tried the Fenoboci Diet Plan? I have heard some extraordinary things about it and my cooworker lost lots of weight with it.

  • Hello guys…that was very interesting and very helpful. I appreciate your wealth of experience and knowledge 🙂

  • i won 3 gold medals A Elite racquetball tournaments and gained 10 lbs of muscle on ketogenic. you just have to know what you are doing on it. carbs burn very quickly versis ketones for energy. i lasted for hours as an athlete

  • What is the MTC oil he uses? Can you get it everywhere? Could you link me by any chance?

  • Very informative. Thanks a lot


  • That's BULLSHIT! 14 YEARS IN KETOSIS??? This guy looks like he's 27. You mean to tell me he started doing this at 7 years old??

  • He started ketosis before I was born .

  • Can we take creatine mono-hydrate on keto with alpha liopic acid as its an insulin mimicker , i read about that it can cause hypoglycemia how do you take creatine

  • Diet Plan known as Fenoboci Diet Plan kept showing up here on many videos and I thought they were scams. However after my cousin follow it, and finally lost plenty of weight with it without starving herself. I'm persuaded. Don't take my own word for it, search for Fenoboci Diet Plan on google.