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How do low-carb diets work?

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Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body. Without enough carbs for energy, the body breaks down fat into ketones. The ketones then become the primary source of fuel for the body. When ketones become the primary source of fuel, this puts your body in a state called ketosis.

When your fat stores become a primary energy source, you may lose weight.  

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 10, 2017
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