The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is very low carb and high in fat. Devotees of the weight loss plan often praise it for extreme weight loss without missing out on delicious food. There are other things slimmers can do to boost results.
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Eat a hearty breakfast
Studies have shown those who eat breakfast lose more weight over time than those who don’t.
But what can keto breakfast can diet followers enjoy at the start of the day?
A simple breakfast of eggs and bacon is one potential choice. Scrambled eggs are also a good keto diet option.
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Eat at specific times
Eating at different times of the day can help you burn belly fat as well as help you to lose weight.
Intermittent fasting has become a popular way for many to assist in losing weight.
One method is the 16/8 intermittent fast. This is where you eat during an eight hour period and fast for a 16 hour period, typically eating from midday.
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Don’t be afraid of snacks
Snacking lots is usually something people avoid when dieting, however there are keto snacks dieters can enjoy when following a the diet.
These include chia pudding, thanks to its 20 percent protein content.
Savoury fans can tuck in to a homemade trail mix of nuts and seeds.
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Make every drink count
Dr Naomi Newman-Beinart, a medical nutritionist, has revealed that your choice of caffeine fix could have a huge impact on whether you lose belly fat.
“If you’re trying to slim down and lose stubborn belly fat, green tea could be your new favourite beverage,” explained Dr Naomi.
“Research has found that green tea in particular may be helpful for supporting metabolism and weight management.
“For example, in a study carried out with 35 obese men and women, it was found that those who drank four cups of green tea daily for two months lost significantly more weight than those who consumed a placebo.”
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Eat the right fats
The keto diet is high in fat – but that doesn't mean cakes and biscuits are on the agenda.
Eating the right type of fat is key – and there is one specific type of fat to avoid.
Jane Michell, a nutritionist and founder of diet programme Jane Plan, explained exclusively to Express: "Trans fats, which contain hydrogenated fats and hydrogenated oils, are waging war on our waist, because of the way our body metabolises this type of fat.”