Understanding the fundamentals of weight loss and regain could be a crucial part to your success, as knowing why you are making the changes you make becomes an emotional investment. If you need to lose weight to regain your health and you are serious about taking your health into your own hands, ignorance is not bliss. However, knowledge only goes so far, and as Layne commonly points out, weight loss isn’t the issue, it’s keeping it off. This is where adherence becomes a primary factor, and an underlying theme throughout this book.
We believe that the ketogenic diet can be a very successful and maintainable weight loss strategy, that not only aids in weight loss but offers many additional benefits to improve overall health. Historically, the ketogenic diet was used as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy, more recently attention has been given to its application in the treatment of cancer, type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and more. Today, weight loss, often seen as a side effect of ketogenic therapies, is being explored as a single entity, and it is no secret that many people have experienced amazing success with the diet. That is why Layne considers it a valid option for weight loss and allowed us to contribute an entire chapter to provide the in depth scientific rationale for how the ketogenic diet can be used to create the required calorie deficit needed for weight loss. We also make sure to cover the practical implementation of the diet, which is arguably the most important part!
In our chapter, we cover: