The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat eating pattern that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.
It has been shown to offer several impressive health benefits — including weight loss. Thus, many people turn to this way of eating to reach their weight loss goals.
While research indicates that the diet can help shed body fat, long-term studies supporting its effectiveness are lacking.
This article reviews the keto diet’s potential to aid weight loss.
While keto supplements are not necessary, they can help keto dieters transition into this rather restrictive way of eating and increase the tolerability of the diet.
That said, these supplements should not be used solely for weight loss, as the data is insufficient and their long-term side effects are unknown.