Anorexia and Keto

Anorexia nervosa and keto – what’s the link? The ketogenic diet can be used to treat anorexia nervosa because of the ability of keto to bring a person into the metabolic state of ketosis. Because of ketosis, the ketogenic diet imitates starvation (by depleting glycogen stores). This allows the patient to experience ketosis – without the dangerous complications of true starvation.

Reference: “Ketogenic Diet and Anorexia Nervosa.” Home, www.nedc.com.au/research-and-resources/show/ketogenic-diet-and-anorexia-nervosa.