Although weight loss can be achieved by eating less and moving more, following a structured diet plan can give people the kick start they need. A quick search online brings up lots of different plans which can be used so knowing which one will work best can be tricky. One popular plan is the keto, or ketogenic, diet which is low-carb and high-fat with a moderate protein content. It claims to help slimmers shed fat fast as their body enters into the fat burning state, ketosis.
What can you eat?
Most people following the plan will eat around 25 grams of net carbs each day to help their body get into the fat burning state.
The rest of the diet will be made up of high fat foods and a good helping of protein.
Foods on the plan include meats, fish, eggs, cheese, avocados, non-starchy vegetables and low-carb fruits.
For many people, this will actually mean eating more fat than they currently do in order to get the right balance in their diet.
A study of obese men published on the US National Library of Medicine revealed slimmers can lose weight without having to track calories.
It also claimed the meals on the diet are so filling that dieters will be able to lose weight without ever feeling hungry.
As well as making the numbers of the scales go down, the diet can help target fat in the body and lower the risk of illness, according to healthline.com.
It said: “Your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
“The ketogenic diet can help you lose excess fat, which is closely linked to type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome.”
The plan could be one of the most effective ways to lose weight and study revealed those who followed it lost three times more weight than people following the diet recommended by Diabetes UK.