Keto is taking the diet industry by storm because of how wildly effective it is at supporting the metabolism and physical and mental energy levels... there's no denying that fact.
However, you probably already know that in order for Keto to work, you have to eat close to ZERO carbs every day... and for most, that's a deal breaker.
Regardless, the evidence-based Keto Diet certainly does work—and works big time—in large part by elevating levels of something called KETONES in your body.
You see, under normal conditions, your brain and body’s fuel of choice is simple carbohydrates, which are delivered through your circulatory system to every cell in your body.
However, when you stop eating carbs, your body is forced to break down fat for fuel… But because the brain can’t actually burn fat, your body has to come up with an alternate energy source, so it creates ketones, a byproduct of fat burning. When ketone levels get high enough, it’s essentially like “flipping a metabolic switch” in your body so you immediately begin burning FAT as your primary fuel source instead of carbs.
This accelerates fat loss, and the increase in ketones helps eliminate cravings, increase energy, and boost mental focus.
I realize this can be a little confusing, but the bottom line is that having a higher level of ketones in your body is key to benefiting from the Keto Diet.