“Researchers are now showing that low-carb, high-fat diets are more effective for weight loss, blood sugar management, cholesterol levels, feeling full and many more benefits that are all attributed to body ketogenics.”
When following the plan, those hoping to slim can tuck into foods low in carbs and high in fat.
It is believed this helps the body enter into a state called ketosis which will burn fat.
Susie added: “Essentially a ketogenic diet is a very low carb (five percent total calories), high fat (75 percent total calories) and moderate protein (20 percent total calories) style of eating which encourages the body to generate cellular energy using a process known as ketosis where fats are burned for energy instead of sugar.
“When glucose levels fall short the body switches from using glucose for cellular metabolism into burning a particular type of fats called medium chain triglycerides.”
When in ketosis, the body is thought to burn fat more quickly.
What can you eat?
Those on the plan can tuck into low carb foods such as meat, fish, nuts, dairy, avocados and low-carb vegetables.
“Generally speaking it can take one or two days of restricting dietary carbs to under 50g a day (and increasing dietary fats) before the body switches into ketosis,” Susie added.
“But this switch is readily accelerated by following an intermittent fasting plan.”
Intermittent fasting is a diet plan which involves restricting when you eat to certain times of the day.