This video isn’t a comprehensive explanation of the intricacies of the ketogenic diet, but I touch on a briefly. A rather myopic explanation would be, a very low carb, high protein and high fat diet.

There are some benefits to the ketogenic diet; 1) The keto diet usually helps you avoid highly processed carbohydrates. 2) The ketogenic diet can increase your protein intake. 3) The keto diet may encourage an increase in vegetables, which are high in fiber, as well as phytonutrients and micronutrients.

That being said, the above list is not the primary driver of fat loss. The primary driver of fat loss is calories burned vs. calories consumed. While many find the ketogenic diet fantastic for satiation while in a calorie deficit, you need a calorie deficit to facilitate fat loss. If you’re doing the ketogenic diet and you’re not losing body fat, it’s because you’re eating too much.

Your fat loss plateaus are almost certainly a result of eating too many calories than your consuming. If you want to continue to run keto, that’s fantastic, but if your fat loss has plateaued while on the ketogenic diet, try to lower your fat intake (and in turn total calories) until you start to facilitate additional fat loss. Take a systematic approach to slowly lowering your calories in order to facilitate fat loss while maintaining as much lean body mass as possible.