Portions and palette help explain why the keto diet has become so popular. While most diets have you cutting out high-fat foods, including meat, butter, and cheese, the keto diet and other low carb diets allow you to continue to eat your favorite fatty foods, so long as you keep the carbs low.

Large amounts of carbs are found in bread, pasta, and some fruits and vegetables. However, there’s nary a carb in a steak and other meats. For many dieters, it’s easier to give up the bun rather than the burger. Still, many people on low-carb diets often succumb to their urges as well. For those who can stick with it, the keto diet offers many benefits.

The body can only store about 2,000 kcal in glycogen stores. When your body goes into ketosis, it switches from burning glycogen stores to burning fat. This can lead to more consistent energy levels and focus, which in turn could have a big impact on your career and personal relationships.

Martina Slajerova found herself struggling to stick to the keto diet when she decided to build an app to keep people on track. When Slajerova started her own keto journey, it wasn’t just about losing weight. Slajerova suffers from Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects her thyroid. She was putting on weight and struggling to maintain healthy energy levels.

Ditching her traditional vegetable and low-calorie diet for Keto’s,  Slajerova quickly found her energy levels restored and her weight dropping. There was just one problem: even in spite of all of the health benefits, she struggled to stick with the diet. As Slajerova educated herself on the Keto diet, she quickly found that more foods were low-carb than she initially realized and that with careful planning she could enjoy a diverse, tasty diet.

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