Weight loss is at the forefront of many people’s minds as the Christmas party season approaches.
However, many dieters put off overhauling their fitness and nutrition plans because of fears they will be left hungry and miserable.
But there are diets out there that don’t leave followers giving in after a few days.
The Keto diet is popular with those who lose large amounts of weight, with many successful dieters sharing their stories online after trying the plan.
So what is the Keto diet? It is based around the body being in a state of ketosis.
This is a metabolic process in which the body burns fat for energy rather than burning carbohydrates.
Followers drastically reduce the amount of carbohydrates they are eating so there aren’t enough from food to burn for energy, forcing the body to switch to burning fat.
Once in ketosis, the liver uses the body’s fatty acids to make molecules called ketones to burn for fuel.
Those who follow the diet stay satisfied by eating large amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein.
This ensures they feel fuller for longer and don’t feel tempted to reach for the cookie jar.
Ketogenic low-carb diets can also reduce appetite as they alter the concentrations of hormones and nutrients that affect hunger, according to studies.
Followers are therefore more likely to eat when they are genuinely hungry.
Many people who have successfully lost weight on the Keto diet share their before and after transformations on social media.
One man posted to Reddit to reveal how he lost five stone in just over three months.
Poster percinick’, 24,said: “I just started eating really clean.
“I reduced my carb intake to 20 carbs per day, calories was between 1400-1700 per day and I worked out 3-4 times per week. Also drank a ton of water and the weight just flew off.”
Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:01:00 +0000