To trim down the waistline, dieters can pick from a number of different weight loss diet plans. The keto, or ketogenic, diet is a popular choice for many slimmers and can help speed up fat burning results. However, an expert reveals the tips you must follow.
What is the keto diet?
The low carb and high fat plan is thought to help promote fat loss, Elliot Upton, PT at ultimate performance and head of LiveUP online coaching, explained.
He told Express.co.uk: “The idea of keto is to take in such a low amount of carbohydrates that your body switches to a metabolic state called ‘ketosis’ where it uses fat and ketones for fuel instead of glucose.”
By following this plan, the body will start to burn through fat leaving those on the plan much trimmer.
What can you eat?
Although many people may think they should avoid fat when trying to slim down, eating foods high in healthy fats could actually help them get into shape.
Pairing those foods with meals high in carbs and with a moderate protein content can give the best results.
Elliot added: “People who follow the keto diet will eat a high proportion of their calories from fat, some protein and minimal or no intake from carbohydrates.
“Common foods people eat on the keto diet tend to be anything with a high fat and low carbohydrate content, such as oils, cheese and dairy products, eggs, nuts and some fatty meats or fish.
If switching onto the plan, he explained why dieters much ensure they still eat enough nutrients.
“When you cut out an entire food group, there is the potential to be lacking in key nutrients,” he said.
“So, to keep yourself healthy it is advisable to try and take in as many nutrients as possible and supplement with something like a multivitamin.”
Elliot told Express.co.uk: “For many people, it can be challenging to get into the state of ketosis and even more challenging to stay in ketosis. So most people are constantly in and out all the time.
“It will inevitably cause pitfalls because at some point you will crash or experience carb cravings.”
He explained slimmers should be mindful of exactly what they are eating if hoping to stay in the fat burning state.