T Nation

Fat loss on non-keto diets

Many people on this board would argue that keto diets are better than non-keto for fat loss. However, many people have lost fat going with carbs. When following a non-keto diet, your body’s prime source of energy is carbs, so if you are hypocaloric, the first place your body will go to get energy is glycogen, then muscle breakdown occurs. My question is, how does fat loss occur while following this chain of events on a non-keto diet?

Your body burns mostly fat at rest such as between meals, during sleep etc. so if you’re not taking in enough calories throughout the day to make more fat vs what you’re burning then you will lose weight.