Ketogenic diet plans have risen in popularity in 2018.
They are said to lead to a drop in blood sugar levels, which encourages the body to burn fat at a faster rate.
In order to achieve this success, slimmers are encouraged to consume 70-75% of their calories from fat, 15-20% from protein and just 5-10% from carbs.
Many slimmers keep themselves on track by planning their dinners and lunches in advance, which is also known as meal prepping.
So what are some of the easiest recipes to whip up in a hurry?
1. Lettuce leaf tacos
If you like a bit of spice, this recipe is a good one for you.
To make, fry off some red onion and lean pork mince in a pan.
The ground meat will provide you with plenty of protein, as it contains 23g of the nurtient in every 100g.
As the ingredients are frying off, add some black beans, pasata and barbecue sauce.
Season with coriander, paprika and ground cumin for an extra kick.
To keep the meal low carb, serve in lettuce leaves instead of tortillas or taco shells.
2. Baked cod with roasted vegetables
This keto-friendly recipe involves barely any work.
After squeezing some lemon over your cod fillets, wrap in tin foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
The oily fish is packed with omega-3 and boasts 18g of protein in every 100g.
Serve with Mediterranean veggies, which you can cook in the oven at the same time.
Onion, aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes and red peppers are among the best options for slimmers.
3. Teriyaki chicken skewers
Chicken is a great source of protein, packing 54g of the nutrient per 100g.
If you’re looking for a new way to cook it, take inspiration from the Japanese with this recipe.
Marinade the poultry in teriyaki sauce, clear honey and soy sauce.
Thread the meat onto skewers, before cooking under the grill for 15 minutes.
Serve with salad or roasted broccoli for a low-carb lunch or dinner.
If the keto lifestyle is making you crave carbs, this recipe could be one for you.
Instead of whipping up a pot of spag bol, reach for some courgettes.
Even though the veggies contain just 3.1g of carbs per 100g, they’ll keep you feeling full.
Spiralise the vegetables, before steaming them for a few minutes.
To create a healthy balance, throw over some lean beef mince, which packs 21g of protein in every 100g.
5. Prawn and avocado salad
Salads are some of the easiest meals to put together – and they’ll keep well in an air-tight container.
Throw your favourite veggies, such as rocket and lettuce, into a bowl.
Top with cooked prawns, which boast 25g of protein in every 100g.
Instead of drizzling a high calorie dressing over your leaves, top them with avocado instead.
The fruit contains unsaturated fats that are great for aiding weight loss.