What’s more, the diet is so filling that you can lose weight without counting calories or tracking your food intake (16).
One review of 13 studies found that following a very low carb, ketogenic diet was slightly more effective for long-term weight loss than a low-fat diet. People who followed the keto diet lost an average of 2 pounds (0.9 kg) more than the group that followed a low-fat diet (13).
What’s more, it also led to reductions in diastolic blood pressure and triglyceride levels (13).
Another study in 34 older adults found that those who followed a ketogenic diet for 8 weeks lost nearly five times as much total body fat as those who followed a low-fat diet (17).