10 Graphs That Show the Power of a Ketogenic Diet

3. It Can Help You Burn More Fat During Exercise

Graph 3 Burn More Fat

Source: Volek JS, et al. Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Journal of Metabolism, 2008.

A ketogenic diet improves your metabolic flexibility and helps you burn stored body fat for energy, instead of glucose (9, 13, 14).

The graph shows that runners who are adapted to a ketogenic diet can burn 2.3 times more fat per minute during a workout, compared to runners on a low-fat diet.

Over the long-term, an increased ability to burn fat can provide various health benefits and protect against obesity (15).

Bottom Line: A ketogenic diet can drastically boost your ability to burn fat during exercise.

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