The ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has been shown to be effective for weight loss and improving certain health markers. One of the main reasons it is effective is because it causes the body to enter a state of ketosis, in which it burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. This can lead to a reduction in appetite and an increase in energy, making it easier to stick to the diet and lose weight. Additionally, the high-fat content of the diet can lead to an improvement in cholesterol levels and blood sugar control. However, it’s important to note that the long-term effects of the keto diet are not well-studied and it may have some negative health effects. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new diet.