How Ketosis Treats Obesity
Ketosis is a natural metabolic state that allows your body to burn fat for fuel. During ketosis, your body produces ketones from your fat stores, which can be used for energy when there are no more carbohydrates left to burn. Although you always produce a small amount of ketones, you can dramatically increase your ketones (and the fat you burn) by reducing the calories you eat, fasting, reducing carbohydrates in your diet, or increasing your activity with exercise. When practiced regularly, entering ketosis has countless benefits, including weight loss, decreased inflammation and improved mental clarity.
Ketogenic diets have undoubtedly been shown to be effective as a tool to fight obesity, hyperlipidemia and some cardiovascular risk factors.
One study that compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program with those of a low-fat, low-cholesterol, reduced-calorie diet found that the low-carbohydrate diet program had better participant retention and greater weight loss.
Another study found that there has been significant weight loss following ketogenic diet interventions. The ketogenic diet has also been associated with a decrease in systemic inflammation, reduced insulin resistance, and improved lipid profile.