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
- Mail Online: Is this why Kim Kardashian and Rihanna are fans? Keto diet burns TEN TIMES more fat than a standard diet – even without exercise, finds study
- Big Think: How the keto diet — even without exercise – slays the opposition
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Induced and controlled dietary ketosis as a regulator of obesity and metabolic syndrome pathologies
Want to try it out? Check out the links below.
Here are two of the top studies showing more weight loss and improvements in health markers on low carb:
- New England Journal of Medicine 2008: Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, mediterranean, or low-fat diet
- Annals of Internal Medicine 2014: Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial
Similar results have been found in meta-analyses of all studies, for example this recent analysis:
For many more studies on the topic, have a look at our low-carb science page: