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Why This New “Keto 2.0” Diet Plan Could Make Regular Ketogenic Diets Obsolete

Keto Diet
Jun 28
Reading time: 13 min
Written by Edibel Quintero, MD
Fried egg

A new kind of keto diet plan that many doctors and scientists are starting to call “Keto 2.0” is gaining popularity across the world.

According to several nutrition experts from the US, this “keto diet 2.0” could be up to twice as effective as a regular keto diet, while being 5 to 7 times easier to follow. 1

Since its rise in popularity in 2016, the keto diet has become one of the world’s most popular diets.

Interestingly enough, many studies have found that this high-fat diet was indeed effective in helping people lose weight:

For instance, a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine conducted on 132 obese individuals, found that the ketogenic diet was 3.1 times more effective than low-fat diets in promoting weight loss. 2

Another randomized controlled trial from 2015 showed that the amount of fat burned per minute was actually 228.6% higher when following a keto diet, compared to a low-fat diet. 3

But despite its worldwide success and clinically proven efficiency, thousands of people who have tried the keto diet failed to see any visible difference in their waistline. 

And when asked why keto didn’t work for them, the same answers keep coming back: “too much planning required”, “overwhelming amount of information”, or “always eating the same meals”…

However, a new form of keto diet plan could well make regular keto diets obsolete in 2022… 

The difference with the traditional keto diet? It’s incredibly diverse (people can eat over 10,000 different meals…), it’s scientifically designed to enter the fat-burning state of “ketosis” faster… and you don’t need to track the calories, fats, or carbs you eat with this new kind of keto plan. 

In other words, it “removes all the hurdles of the classic keto diet, while doubling its efficiency”, according to a US-based nutritional doctor specialized in high-fat, low-carb diets. 

In this article, our editorial team shares everything you need to know about this “enhanced” keto diet plan.

The Keto Diet In A Nutshell

Many of us have heard about the keto diet at least once, whether it’s from celebrities posting their favorite keto meals on Instagram… friends and family members ecstatic to share their latest keto recipes… or random news articles sharing incredible success stories of men and women who lost 50+ pounds thanks to keto…

But as a reminder, here’s what the keto diet is all about in a few concise lines:

The keto diet is about eating a lot of high-fat foods, a moderate amount of proteins while cutting down carbs to a minimum. Typically, a keto diet involves getting 70% of calories from fat, 25% from proteins, and 5% from carbs, according to most nutritionists. 

After 3-4 days of following this high-fat, low-carb diet, our body is depleted of glucose, which is a source of energy that comes from eating carbs (we eat very few carbs during keto, which massively reduces glucose levels). 

Since our body doesn’t have enough glucose to fuel all its functions, it starts to use fat as a main source of energy in order to survive. This fat-burning state is known as “ketosis”, and it is during this state that people can melt excess pounds – because the body consumes a lot of energy, and fat becomes the only energy source.

One of the main benefits of the keto diet is that it allows us to lose weight quickly compared to other diets, while at the same time eating delicious, greasy foods, such as bacon, sausages, eggs, cheese, butter, rib-eyes, or fried chicken.

Omelette with vegetables

In a few seconds, we’ll talk about a new “enhanced” form of a keto diet plan that may allow us to reach this sought-after fat-burning “ketosis” faster than traditional keto diets. But first, let’s see what science really has to say about keto…

What Science Really Has To Say About Keto  

While some people remain skeptical about the benefits of the keto diet, multiple peer-reviewed scientific studies suggest that the keto diet could help lose weight faster compared to other diets.

For instance, a recent clinical study from the New England Journal of Medicine conducted on 132 obese individuals, found that the ketogenic diet led to more belly fat loss, and produced 3.1 times as much weight loss as a low-fat diet. 2

Another major study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that high-fat diets led to a significantly higher weight loss than low-fat diets. 4

In other words, the volunteers who followed a keto diet were able to lose more fat and weight than the other “low-fat” group, while eating large amounts of “greasy” food such as cheese, bacon, sausages, or BBQ wings.

Body weight timepoint graph

Further, a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials that were published in the British Journal of Nutrition arrived at the same conclusion:

“Individuals assigned to a VLCKD [very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet] achieved a greater weight loss than those assigned to an LFD [low-fat diet] in the long term”. 5 

But that’s not all. One of the main reasons most diets fail is because at some point, people just can’t resist their cravings… and they jump on their favorite foods to get that immediate, liberating rush of pleasure (which they usually regret later)… 

Well, interestingly enough, researchers found that the keto diet could actually neutralize cravings entirely, by reducing feelings of hunger by as much as 62%: 4

Hunger timepoint graph

Finally, scientists also found that due to the fat-burning effect of “ketosis”, people following a keto diet were able to burn fat at a rate of 1.6 grams per minute – which is 228.6% faster than for people who follow a “low-fat” diet! 3

Peak fat oxidation

What Doctors Think About The Keto Diet

“A ketogenic diet actually increases muscle mass, it increases fat burning, it cuts your hunger, it may stimulate all kinds of beneficial effects of the body to reduce inflammation. So, there are really profound benefits to it.” 

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, medical director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine

“For the average healthy person, going on a short course of keto will help them lose some weight, and it probably won’t be detrimental to their health.”

Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, Board Certified Family Medicine Doctor

“When you cut carbs keto-style, your body can no longer make enough blood sugar to fuel itself. It then enters a state of “ketosis” during which fat becomes its primary fuel. Studies show that ketosis helps most people lose weight.”

Dr. Fred Pescatore, Columbia University

Now, if the evidence clearly suggests that keto can help us lose weight fast, then why do so many people struggle to get leaner while following a keto diet? 

The 3 Main Reasons Why Most People Fail To Lose Weight With Keto

While there are thousands of success stories of people who managed to reach their weight loss targets thanks to a keto diet, there are also a lot of men and women who didn’t manage to lose weight with this diet…

And the worst part is: it’s not their fault. Despite all its benefits, the keto diet is, in practice, notoriously hard to follow in the long run without proper guidance. 

When we first start a keto diet, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed by all the random recipes and tips that are swarming the net. Plus, it can quickly become exhausting to plan all our meals in advance, and track our calories one by one every day – especially when we’re starting out on our own.

Below, we expose the three main reasons that lead people to fail their keto diet and explain how to overcome these challenges.

Reason #1: They forget to keep track of their macros

Recent research conducted on more than 200,000 participants showed that 67% of people failed on the keto diet because they couldn’t keep track of their macros with their regular lifestyle (“macros” are simply the percentage of calories we get from fats, proteins and carbs). 1

In order to be successful, the diet requires diligent planning and rigorous tracking of macros. As eloquently explained by Dr. Lisa Davis, a leading US nutritionist: 

“Fail to prepare, then prepare to fail. Meal prepping is crucial in achieving ketosis because the macros are so specific.”5

To maximize the probability of success of the keto diet, many nutritionists recommend using a tracking system that automatically calculates the amount of fat, proteins, and carbs we eat every day. That way, we can be “mathematically certain” of following the diet properly, and we can just focus on savoring keto meals with complete peace of mind. 

Reason #2: They get tired of the lack of food diversity

Another reason that explains why many people quit the keto diet, is because they get tired of eating the same food over and over again. They become bored with the lack of food diversity.

While the diet does allow for some very tasty food – including bacon, eggs, and cheese – it’s true that it’s easy to run out of cooking ideas after a few weeks of trying keto recipes. When we’re looking online for new recipes, we keep hearing about the same meals, filled with avocado, salmon, bacon, chicken and nuts… For people who enjoy eating new, unique meals every day, that can feel very restrictive… 

For that reason, low-carb nutritionists recommend following special plans of keto diets that offer a wider variety of meals than what can be found online. That may explain why this “enhanced” form of the keto diet, offering more than 10,000 different meals, is becoming so popular right now… (we’ll talk about this one in a second)

Reason #3: They take advice from multiple sources at the same time

Many people who are excited to start a keto diet often go on Google and try to find as many keto meal recipes as they can. Then, they eat their meals on their own, with blind trust in these random recipes found online.

While this may sound like a sensible approach, it’s one of the biggest reasons why people fail their diet. That’s because these keto meals might be good by themselves, but terrible in combination with other keto meals you found on different websites. 

In other words, as repeated by dozens of doctors and nutritionists, the keto diet only works if the meals are part of a cohesive, long-term plan, designed by qualified professionals. So drop the quick “Keto bomb recipes” from Pinterest, and opt for professionally made, personalized keto plans instead, for optimal weight loss results. 

Why This New “Enhanced” Keto Diet Plan Could Well Make Regular Keto Diets Obsolete

To overcome the main hurdles of the keto diet, an innovative start-up called KetoCycle has recently created a new “enhanced” form of keto diet program, which could make regular keto diets appear obsolete.

According to nutritionists, this “keto diet 2.0” could be up to twice as effective as a regular keto diet, while being 5 to 7 times easier to follow. 1 Our editorial team investigated this new keto plan to understand why…

So first, what is KetoCycle? It’s an app that gives us a personalized keto diet plan based on our age, weight, health history, and food preferences. 

The difference with other keto diets is that the app uses a proprietary algorithm to track the calories and macros of the user 100% automatically, with medical-grade precision. In other words, users of KetoCycle don’t have to do anything other than follow keto recipes that are automatically generated every day, and enjoy their meals without having to think about what goes inside their bodies…

Various food

This greatly improves the success rate of keto followers, because it spares them the pain of having to count and track everything they eat. That’s why studies estimate that this fully personalized, AI-assisted keto plan is up to two times more effective than regular keto diets. 1

Weight loss timeline

Second, based on our research, this new keto program offers a diversity of meals that far exceeds any other forms of keto diets we’ve encountered so far. With 10,000+ special keto meals available, the diversity of choice is such that it’s nearly impossible to try them all. That means that people can follow a clinically proven keto diet while eating something different every day.

Third, this vast list of personalized keto recipes has been constructed by professional nutritionist Christine Ellis, in collaboration with world-class chefs and personal trainers. By using a “scientific approach” to crafting keto meals, KetoCycle can help people reach “ketosis” faster than regular keto diets. 1 

Based on our research, these reasons explain why this new form of personalized keto plan is becoming so popular right now. As explained by a US-based nutritional doctor specialized in high-fat, low-carb diets:

“This personalized, automated keto plan removes the key hurdles of the classic keto diet while improving its efficiency”.

Finally, the app also offers a 24/7 nutritional support service, to answer any of our questions for complete peace of mind. 

KetoCycle has over 380,000 users and an average rating of 4.5/5 based on thousands of reviews.

Our Editorial Team Tried KetoCycle, And The Results Surpassed Our Expectations

To put the KetoCycle app to the test, we asked a few members of our editorial team to try it for a month. We then asked them to give their honest opinion on the diet plan, including what they liked or didn’t like about it. Here’s what they had to say:

“To be frank, I felt a decrease in energy in the first few days, which made my heavy workout sessions harder than usual. I suspect it was due to the very low amount of carbs recommended by the plan, causing a decrease in glucose levels. 

After 4-5 days though, it became much easier. It felt like my body got used to eating food like bacon, eggs and butter in the morning, which is good, as I really enjoy greasy, salty food like this. The thing I liked the most about this diet is that you can eat food that is very tasty every day, and not feel guilty about it… 

In terms of weight loss, I was also positively surprised. I lost a few pounds in the beginning. Then my weight was relatively stable for a few days, before decreasing again over the next few weeks. In total, I think I’ve lost around 5-6 pounds overall, which is quite a lot for my relatively small size and corpulence!”

Leo, Associate Editor at Health Insider

“I’m not new to diets, having tried Weight Watchers, Atkins, Whole30, and many others, with moderate success… I tried keto once two years ago with a friend, but I found the meal planning and tracking aspects way too complicated, so I just gave up pretty quickly. Plus, I am a huge bread lover so low-carb is not easy for me…

But with the KetoCycle app, it was a completely different experience. The real value added I think is that the app does all the hard work for you: it counts your macros, gives you exact keto recipes every day, and even a groceries list so that you can focus on eating instead of planning. For lazy people like me who prefer clear directions over loose guidelines, it really made a big difference! 

By following my personalized keto plan, I haven’t lost weight in the first week to be fair. I thought I was doing something wrong initially… But things really started to kick in after the second week: I could feel that my body was in a different “state” and that the amount of fat on my hips and waist was decreasing – which is an incredible feeling. 

By the end of my plan, I had lost 7 pounds, which is way, way above my initial expectations… So a very positive experience overall. The only downside for me is that you can’t eat bread, but now I think there are some “keto bread” that can taste like the real thing.”

Sara, Assistant Editor at Health Insider

Discover How Much Weight Can Be Lost Using KetoCycle

Thousands of people just like you have achieved truly life-changing transformations thanks to this fat-burning personalized keto plan from KetoCycle. 

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Written by
Edibel Quintero, MD

Edibel Quintero is a medical doctor who graduated in 2013 from the University of Zulia and has been working in her profession since then. She specializes in obesity and nutrition, physical rehabilitation, sports massage and post-operative rehabilitation. Edibel's goal is to help people live healthier lives by educating them about food, exercise, mental wellness and other lifestyle choices that can improve their quality of life.

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