Date of Award
Physical Therapy (M.S.)
The effect of a high carbohydrate (HCHO) or high fat (HF) diet on time to fatigue and mood state was examined in the present study. Six untrained males, (mean age 26.6 ± 0.74) were randomly assigned to a high fat (HF) or a HCHO diet for seven days. Subjects performed an endurance test at 55% of VO2max following the diet. Time to fatigue and psychometric variables of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) were recorded. Subjects then consumed the alternate diet following one week of a normal diet and a second endurance test was performed. There was no significant difference in time to fatigue between the HCHO diet (51.37 minutes ± 1.94), and the HF diet (47.0 minutes ± 1.8). No significant mood changes were found before or after the exercise test between the diets.
Becker, Julie and Mattila, Kelly, "The Effects of High Fat and High Carbohydrate Diets on Aerobic Performance" (1999). Masters Theses. 487.