Everyone has been there. You need to lose a few extra pounds before summer gets here, but you don't know exactly where to begin. Fad diets pop up all the time making it really difficult for the average Joe to know what will actually work. We are each unique, with bodies that respond differently to different diets. That's why we see a new fad diet almost every month. There isn't one diet that works for everyone, so there has to be a diet for every body type according to conventional wisdom. This is where the ketogenic diet comes in. The ketogenic diet has been working for people for over 100 years now. It has a tried and true track record of success and is not just another fad diet despite its resurgence in popularity lately. The secret to successfully losing weight and keeping it off for most people is not to diet. The trick is to make a lifestyle change. There is no hard data on how many people are actually successful at achieving their goals through dieting, but studies show that percentages of people who stick with their calorie-restricted diets are any were between 5% and 50%. Those are pretty dismal numbers. At best one out of every two people sticks with their diet long enough to lose weight. At worst only one in twenty people do. This is why the ketogenic diet is different. It is a lifestyle change, not a crash diet. A review of 19 separate studies from 2004 to 2012 found that people were very successful at sticking to low carbohydrate diets like the ketogenic diet.