10 Graphs That Show the Power of a Ketogenic Diet

2. It Helps You Reduce Harmful Belly Fat

Graph 2 Belly Fat

Source: Volek JS, et al. Comparison of energy-restricted very low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets on weight loss and body composition in overweight men and women.Nutrition and Metabolism, 2004.

Abdominal obesity, or excess belly fat, is a serious risk factor for all sorts of metabolic diseases (11, 12).

This kind of stored fat can increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death (12).

Interestingly, a ketogenic diet is a very effective way to lose belly fat.

As shown in the graph above, a ketogenic diet reduced total weight, body fat and abdominal trunk fat much more than a low-fat diet did (11).

These findings were more apparent in men than women, probably because men tend to store more fat in this area.

Bottom Line: A ketogenic diet can help you lose belly fat, which is closely linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and reduced life expectancy.

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