The keto diet is one of the most, if not the most, popular diets in the world. It’s a diet that has been backed by many doctors and scientists alike.
So the question becomes, why has the keto diet been successful for so many when other diets have not?
Now the simple and short answer to the question of why keto has been so effective compared to many other diets is that it is so effective because it makes your body more effective at burning body fat.
How Does the Keto Diet Make Your Body More Efficient At Burning Fat?
To understand how the keto diet makes the body more efficient at burning fat it’s important to understand where and how the body gets energy.
The body gets its energy from the proteins, carbs, and fats it consumes. Now all energy sources are not created equal. The body can extract energy out of some sources easier than others. The easiest source for the body to get energy from is simple sugar.
This is why if you’re eating a diet high in carbs where you’re constantly eating carbs they body won’t bother as much to burn stored fat, because it has fresh new supply of carbs that are being consumed that it can get energy from.
When you deprive your body of its primary energy source and then replace the primary source from carbs to fat, it must adjust physically. That is ketosis, where the body makes a physiological change, adjusts, or adapts by going through a physiological change called ketosis to where it can get energy from fat. With ketosis, ketones develop, making the body better able to withdraw energy from fat. Now that stored pesky stubborn fat is no longer safe because the body is more geared to burn fat, than compared to when you had a diet where you were taking in a lot of carbs.
Ketosis is great because if makes your body more efficient at burning fat.
Studies show that the keto diet can be good for weight loss (1).
What Should Meals Look Like With The Keto Diet
It doesn’t take a huge amount of fat content, as many fats are very calorie-dense.