Without fully understanding the mechanism, people adopt to this lifestyle without knowing the relevant facts associated with it. As always with weight loss, in the end it all comes down to taking less energy in than you burn. In the UK, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey says that on average, people get about half of their energy from carbohydrates. So by cutting out the source of half of your energy from your diet – even if some of that energy is replaced by fat – you are likely to reduce your energy intake, which leads to weight loss. It is also worth considering that eating a well balanced, keto diet is actually very expensive.