While the majority of weight loss comes from sticking to a solid diet, exercise can aid in the journey. Not only will it help speed up the process, but you will notice tons of other benefits.

Why should you exercise on Keto?

Fill out and tighten loose skin

If you have a ton of weight to lose (50lb+), chances are your skin has stretched out while putting on those pounds. It will take some time for your skin to readjust, but you can help reduce the loose skin issue by filling out your body with muscle mass.

Increase your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE)

When you have a ton of weight to lose, you can easily see results without tracking your food while on a Keto diet. As you lean out and approach your goal weight, you may experience some plateaus with your fat loss. At this point, you can either drop your caloric intake, or increase your energy expenditure through physical activity. 


The foundation of weight loss is calories in versus calories out. By increasing your calories burned throughout the day, you can continue dropping weight without having to restrict yourself further. 

Improve your cardiovascular health

Getting up and moving about will help with your cardiovascular system. Your heart is a muscular organ so by training it, you not only improve your blood circulation but also strengthen it as well! 

Feeling great

Not only will working out help get you into shape, but your body also releases chemicals or endorphins that can clear up your mood post workout. Your self-confidence will rise as you feel more confident in your personal appearance. 


Self confidence can definitely be an issue for overweight people. Even after losing the weight, your mind may not adapt like your body has and you still see yourself as the overweight person that you once were. Exercise can definitely help you improve your confidence as you begin seeing more results and looking even better!