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On a ketogenic diet, significantly reducing carbohydrate consumption forces the body to switch to a different source of energy, drawing on its fat stores instead of sugars or carbohydrates. The body breaks down fats in the liver to create the ketones that become its main energy supply. The keto diet aims to trigger a natural bodily process to burn fat, accomplishing weight loss with a dramatically lower carb intake rather than cutting calories.

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1. What is the First Step in a Keto Diet?

For maximum success, start the keto diet using a meal plan that works for you. Decide how fast you want to get your body into a ketogenic state. The more aggressively you cut carbohydrates, the faster you can activate this process. Fasting is the quickest way to reach a ketogenic state, but this is not advisable for more than a day. For most people, a gradual transition into the keto diet is the easiest method.

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