8. Perceived Hunger Is Lower
Source: Johnstone AM, et al. Effects of a high-protein ketogenic diet on hunger, appetite, and weight loss in obese men feeding ad libitum. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008.
When dieting, constant hunger often leads to binge eating or quitting the diet completely.
One of the main reasons low-carb and ketogenic diets are so beneficial for weight loss, is the fact that they reduce hunger.
The study above compared a ketogenic diet to a low-fat diet. The ketogenic diet group reported much less hunger, despite the fact that they lost 46% more weight (6)
Bottom Line: Hunger levels play a key role in dieting success. A ketogenic diet has been shown to reduce hunger compared to a low-fat diet.