Consuming large amounts of fat has been popularized today with the ketogenic diet. A ketogenic diet is one where very few carbohydrates are consumed daily. When carbohydrates are not consumed, the body still needs a source of fuel. Ketones are byproducts of the body breaking down fat for energy that occurs when carbohydrate intake is low. The body will burn through fat for fuel. Many people report feeling amazing after getting into a state of ketosis three or four days after restricting carbohydrates. One of the benefits of this diet is being conscious of restricting carbohydrates that often are so toxic to the body, as is the case with wheat. This alone may cause you to feel better quickly. A ketogenic diet also has been proven to be very beneficial for certain health conditions like epilepsy, diabetes, brain diseases, brain cancer, and losing weight.
So many people in the USA today consume wheat products and refined sugar as their primary sources of carbohydrates. Eliminating these from the diet has powerful benefits. But removing most carbohydrates from the diet will create imbalance over time. Chinese medicine is about balance and removing a macronutrient indefinitely is not the answer. Too much fat consumption in the diet can produce dampness in the body, the same way sugar does. Additionally, many on the ketogenic diet are consuming lots of fat from dairy products and pork, which are not healthy.