How does the keto diet work?
Beth Warren, RD, founder of Beth Warren Nutrition told Women’s Health that after about two to seven days of following the keto diet, you go into something called ketosis.
This is the state your body enters when it doesn’t have enough carbs for your cells to use for energy.
You start making ketones, or organic compounds that your body then uses in place of those missing carbs.
Your body also starts burning fat for more energy, resulting in weight loss.
When you eat carbs, your body retains fluid in order to store carbs for energy.
If you don’t eat a lot of carbs, you lose this water weight. If you eat lots of fat, you feel satisfied.