New study: The keto diet burns TEN TIMES more fat than a standard diet, even without exercise

Wondering why so many stars (like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens) all of a sudden are embracing a keto diet? This might be a reason why.

According to a new study, people on the low-carb high-fat regimen burn up to ten times more fat than controls, even without exercise.

They found that that those following the low-carb plan advocated by the diet saw the most health benefits compared to those on a typical diet, whether the latter carried out physical activity or not.

Of course, this study is fairly small and a bit of an outlier. It’s not usual to burn ten times more fat, but a keto low-carb diet usually does win against other diets in weight-loss studies.1

Want to try it out? Check out the links below.

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  1. Here are two of the top studies showing more weight loss and improvements in health markers on low carb:

    Similar results have been found in meta-analyses of all studies, for example this recent analysis:

    PLOS ONE 2015: Dietary Intervention for Overweight and Obese Adults: Comparison of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets. A Meta-Analysis

    For many more studies on the topic, have a look at our low-carb science page:

    The science of low carb

    Hundreds of success stories: Low-carb success stories

20 Comments

  1. Susan Kundert
    What is it with Diet Doctor and dubious media personalities? Are you all just star-struck? I know of precisely NO ONE who is more likely to be motivated to investigate your eating plan further because some well-known name is doing it. Ordinary people getting extraordinary results is what sells.
  2. Paul Gardner
    I totally agree. I don't give a hoot what someone from Hollywood says about anything, much less what they say about diet, health or politics.
  3. Sam
    I feel quite patronised that the name of some people that slept around and became famous are used to advocate an eating plan. Why do these people have to keep being bought into the stories on here?! Who the hell cares!
    Reply: #17
  4. Laura
    I agree with all of the above. I am a nurse practitioner and I recommend your website to basically 100% of my patients because I feel it has a wealth of wonderful information. However, if you continue to reference so called hollywood stars, I will have to seriously re
    consider advising people to visit your site. PLEASE stick with talking to REAL people, and experts in the field! Surely you do not need to keep mentioning these "famous" (?) people. We need trustworthy, credible information, not a Who's Who fad.
  5. Martha
    IMO, I think Hollywood is being used as one example of people who must look great effortlessly for a living or they don’t work. Fact of life for entertainers. I don’t think our great Diet Doctor holds entertainers out as being anything other than examples of how to eat real, satisfying food and look your very best while doing it. Other than than I couldn’t care less what entertainers have to say. I get any advice needed from professionals, not entertainers.
    Reply: #20
  6. Carol Gotham
    I see articles with entertainers/Hollywood people and I am immediately turned off.
  7. Tim
    Sorry to tell you but for every one person that doesn't give a damn what this celebrity or that celebrity is doing to lose weight, there are ten people that will do anything to replicate those same celebrities. Sadly, many people are sheep and if a Kardashian is doing it, they want to do it. As for me, if a Kardashian is doing it, I immediately start to question its legitimacy.
  8. Linda
    I'd like to know exactly what study you are quoting (authors, their credentials and their affiliations), where and when it was published, and who funded it. Can you provide a link?
  9. Linda
    Ooops....never mind. I just now saw the "1" superscript in your text, which links to the study.
  10. Egle
    Kim Kardashian eats bodybuilding style diet. Do your research before dropping these names.
  11. Michelle77
    Wow so much Hollywood hate lol
    They are being used for examples of their rapid weight loss and because of it being put all over the tabloids. There are also tons of non Hollywood examples as well. Focus on that.
    I can’t stand the Kardashian’s and what they are doing with their lives but i can say this site is full of knowledge for living low carb.
  12. Katie
    I read this as a reference to a small study and newspapers leaping on board mentioning 'celebrities' not Diet Doctor publicising their lifestyles as fact or a recommendations. It's an interest point to see how widely Keto diets are being looked at ..... some people DO read this in newspapers and go on to investigate Keto further.
    The advice on DD site is excellent .... do cut them some slack, it's a big world out there!!
  13. Joan
    I agree with Kate, don’t get so down on famous people, who really cares, they are people , human beings just like u and me, spreading the good word on this amazing way of eating.
  14. Sharon
    Cry me a river.... the poor rich hollywood women who slept there way to financial security and have full gyms, chefs and trainers to support their health.... yeah... no. LOL... I love Diet Doctor. Can not stand Kardashians. But Marketing is a tool best used by those who want to build brands and attract customers so use it! The more people hear about Keto, the more this site can impart knowledge upon them. Lead the horse to water by any means and hope it drinks all it needs to thrive!
  15. dom
    keto loses weight but in the long run causes many more serious diseases
  16. Carol
    Whaaaattt!!! I can't let that one go. Keto (with intermittent fasting) loses weight but in the long run CURES many more serious diseases. Seriously Dom you're probably new to this and still think cholesterol plugs up your arteries.
  17. Anil
    Why so much contempt just because Diet Doctor dropped a few names?? Lot of the hoi polloi struggle with adapting to a LCHF diet/lifestyle but that struggle may not be as severe when the aspect of "being influenced" sets in. As much as I am fascinated with this humble yet excessively informative website "Diet Doctor" the aspect that lured me into this lifestyle was the fact that several prominent Australian cricketers were adopting a LCHF diet for this excessively long game of cricket. I play cricket in the US and I felt enticed to try out this diet right away and I am so grateful to Diet Doctor for that!
    Please bear in mind, LCHF/Keto as a lifestyle needs to be spread across the world. So many are in need of information that enables a complete reversal/reduction of metabolic syndrome and other inflammatory disorders. I know of one woman that has sent her breast cancer into remission with a 100% ketogenic diet...and if it takes Rihanna or Kim Kardashian to influence the masses, so be it. More the merrier!! Get rid of the negativity folks, let us all in our own ways bow to this wonderful team at Diet Doctor that has changed the lives of so many. Thank you!
  18. Debra
    Anil...I couldn't agree more...well said!!!!
  19. Henrik
    To me, it look a little strange, that so many want to discus Kim Kardashian instead of the rest of the article:

    "According to a new study, people on the low-carb high-fat regimen burn up to ten times more fat than controls, even without exercise.

    They found that that those following the low-carb plan advocated by the diet saw the most health benefits compared to those on a typical diet, whether the latter carried out physical activity or not.

    Of course, this study is fairly small and a bit of an outlier. It’s not usual to burn ten times more fat, but a keto low-carb diet usually does win against other diets in weight-loss studies.1"

    I hope you all get good results from the keto life style!

  20. Consuelo
    I agree with martha. Advice is good no matter who's used for advertising. Diet Dr. Is not looking to get rich. They are more interested in educating the public and saving lives . Sugar is causing us to be a dying nation. Unfortunately Hollywood dose have an impact on the common man. So more power to diet Dr. On executing there mission to save the nation.

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