If you have already ready the general information about The Keto Diet, and you are now committed to understanding the science behind this diet, good for you! In my experience, this is the only path to long-term success. By blindly following any information without a solid understanding of why or how it works you are only setting yourself up for failure.
Many diets or fitness programs out there today simply try to sell you a plan without really explaining why it works. Therefore, my goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of nutrition, body chemistry, and the principles of a ketogenic diet. Hopefully, learning a bit about the “boring” science side will make it much easier for you to achieve your fitness goals.
Additionally, there is another important reason I believe you should become familiar with why this diet works. A ketogenic diet goes against a lot of mainstream diet advice and, for this reason, there seems to be quite a bit of negativity associated with it. I can guarantee that when you tell people you are eating a low-carb and high-fat diet you will encounter people who try to persuade you that this is a huge mistake. You will hear that it is dangerous and unhealthy. In general, these people have absolutely no knowledge on the subject and are merely speaking based on their preconceived notions. Therefore, when you are knowledgeable about the subject, you can confidently refute their statements and hopefully reduce some of the misinformation that is so prevalent about this type of diet.
To get a good start on understanding the science behind the diet, I suggest you read through the following articles:
Once you have completed this, you are ready to start your fat loss journey and should move on to the Ketogenic Diet Menu.