When it comes to losing weight, slimmers can choose from a series of diet plans. Simon Cowell recently went vegan and lost 1.5 stone, and Good Morning Britain host Susana Reid went teetotal and lost over a stone. One diet in particular has been shown to achieve great weight loss results in a short space of time. The keto diet has become very popular among slimmers. From new mums to celebrities, many have turned to the low-carb diet to help shed the pounds. Multiple Studies have proven the diet to be successful with achieving fast weight loss.
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One study - which was published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health - found that people on a ketogenic diet lost 2.2 times more weight than those on a calorie-restricted low-fat diet.
Another study found that people on the ketogenic diet lost 3 times more weight than those on the diet recommended for diabetics.
So how does it work?
A predecessor to the famous Atkins diet, the keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb plan, which limits carbohydrates to 20-50 grams per day.
As carbs are reduced and fat is increased, the body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. The body then starts turning fats into ketones, which are molecules that can supply energy for the brain.
According to Healthline.com, after a few days or weeks on such a diet, the body and brain become very efficient at burning fat and ketones for fuel instead of carbs.
Weight loss: The keto diet has been shown to achieve weight loss quicker than some diets (Image: Getty Images)
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