Ketogenic Diets Are B.S. for Weight Loss & Here’s Why

• The ketogenic diet advocates eating more fats and proteins in place of carbs, inducing a metabolic process called ketosis.

• Most research done on keto supports its use in treating neurological conditions; there’s little evidence behind its long-term effects on health and weight maintenance.

• Keto’s restrictiveness makes it difficult to maintain in the long run, meaning any pounds lost will likely come back.

• Nutritionists instead advocate following a Mediterranean-style eating plan to lose weight.

Fans of the low-calorie, high-fat diet tout having more energy, lower appetite, and pretty immediate weight loss — all while chowing down on bacon, heavy cream, and butter.

What else happens when we break down muscle glycogen? We lose water weight! Our muscles store about

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