Dr. O: How Much Weight Will I Lose on a Ketogenic Diet?
A ketogenic diet is the most aggressive way to lose body weight – and that includes muscle. When you deprive your body of its preferred energy source (carbs), it seeks out fuel anywhere it can find it. While we all wish it would turn to our fat stores, unfortunately your body typically starts to break down muscle.
That’s why it’s so important to supplement with products that contain Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and Beta Hydroxybutyrate Salts (BHB). Both ingredients help prevent muscle loss by providing an alternative energy source for your body so it transitions to burning fat instead of carbs.