Weight loss can be difficult to achieve but with summer fast approaching some people might be thinking about shaping up for the warmer weather. With so many diet plans around, knowing where to start can be the tricky part but one diet plan offers results that are faster than most. The ketogenic, or keto, diet has soared in popularity and offers a structured plan to help dieters lose weight. By following this plan, some people can see results of up to 10lb weight loss in the first week and continue to lose more weight after that.
How it works
The keto diet requires slimmers to follow a low-carb and high-fat diet plan in order to melt away the pounds.
They will also need to focus on eating foods high in protein to help the body enter into a state called ketosis, which is thought to help burn fat.
According to research published on perfectketo.com and approved by Dr. Anthony Gustin, DC, MS, many slimmers will drop a remarkable amount of weight straight away if they follow the plan strictly.
In the first week alone, dieters can drop 10lb by ditching the carbs and upping their fat intake.
Although research has shown this is mostly water weight, those following the diet correctly can then lose up to 3lb a week after that.
One study on US National Library of Medicine found obese patients lost 2st 2lb, or 3.5lb a week, after using the keto diet for two months, and over 88 per cent of patients lost more than 10 per cent of their starting body weight.
What can you eat?
Most plans on the keto diet will tell slimmers to eat less than 25 grams of net carbs a day and there are plenty of tools to figure out how much is in food.
Foods that are often eaten on the plan include vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and avocados.
Although fruit is a healthy snack option, the high sugar and carb content means that dieters following this plan need to be careful when it comes to how much they eat.
Eating a breakfast eggs and avocado will give a good boost of fat and protein, and drizzling olive oil onto salads and vegetables will help slimmers add more fat into their meals.
When following the diet plan, it is important to make sure it is done correctly and that slimmers have all the information on the plan before going ahead.
Some people are encouraged to lose weight when they see what other slimmers have achieved, and one woman shared her weight loss transformation on Reddit.
The user, “LDNurseMama”, trimmed down by 7st 9lb when she downloaded a fitness app to start tracking how many calories she was eating.
She also added more exercise into her lifestyle and over a year slimmed from a huge 20st 7lb to a much healthier 12st 12lb.
For dieters who do not find it easy to follow a plan, simply switching to a smaller plate can help them eat less, according to research.