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Adhering to the ketogenic diet can lead to short-term weight loss, consuming fewer calories without feeling hungry while following the diet.
These health benefits could be due to the loss of excess weight and eating of healthier foods, rather than a reduction in carbohydrates. Longer-term adherence to the ketogenic diet does not appear to yield great benefit.
Keto diets don’t seem to help people lose extra weight in the long run.
In the short term, keto can sometimes help people lose more weight because they cause rapid water loss, which gives people the impression they’ve lost fat.
But by the one-year mark, it performs equally to any other weight loss diet.