Keto is a relatively new diet plan which sees dieters eat a low carb plan with lots of fat. How should beginners tackle the keto diet? The keto diet is all about getting the body into a state of ketosis. This is when the body switches from burning carbohydrates for energy to burning fat.
DietDoctor.com states: “A keto diet is a very strict low-carb diet, containing less than 20 grams of net carbs per day, and thus it tends to be highly effective.”
This is done mainly by restricting carbs, so new dieters will aim to cut out bread, pasta and high carb vegetables (i.e. vegetables that grow above the ground).
Adding fat is also a key component of the diet.
This can mean animal fats such as butter and cheese or fat from plants, like nuts or olive oil.
It is recommended to eat lots of lean meat and fish.
What foods to you eat on the keto diet?
Fish and seafood
Vegetables that grow above the ground
What foods can’t you eat on the keto diet?
Fizzy drinks and fruit juice
Chocolate and sweets
Another way to kick start the keto diet is by drinking so-called “bulletproof coffee”.
Kristen Mancinelli, RD, author of The Ketogenic Diet: A Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss, told Everydayhealth.com advised dieters to try the hot beverage.
It is made by putting butter and coconut oil in coffee.
The keto diet has been shown to result in two stone weight loss in six months.