How can I lose body fat when I am eating dietary fat?

To stimulate our bodies to burn fat, we must be in a calorie deficit (i.e., burn more calories than we consume). It doesn’t matter where these calories come from (i.e., fat, carbs, or protein), as long as you are in a calorie deficit, your body will start burning fat for fuel.

Eating dietary fat will only keep you from losing body fat if the fat calories you consume put you in a calorie surplus (i.e., you eat more calories than you burn during the day). Consuming more calories than you burn will cause your body to store the excess energy as fat.

It doesn’t matter if those calories come from fat, protein, or carbs, each one can contribute to fat gain if you eat them to the point that you are in a calorie surplus. Carbs tend to stimulate insulin, which plays a vital role in the storing of fat in our bodies. On keto, your body uses fat as energy – when you are in a caloric deficit, you will use your stored body fat as energy.

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