Weight expert Michael Mosley has released a new super-fast weight loss diet that helped him shed a stone in just 21 days.
The TV presenter, who is a regular on the ITV talk show This Morning, claims he lost an entire stone in just three weeks days thanks to the Fast 800 Keto diet after indulging in treats and booze over the Christmas period.
Mosley’s original Fast 800 program advises users to consume a Mediterranean style diet filled with fruits and vegetables, while eating 800 calories a day for 12 weeks.
However, the new Fast 800 keto diet, incorporates the principles of a short term low-carb, ketogenic, Mediterranean diet paired with intermittent fasting.
The new plan works on a 50:50 rule – a diet with no more than 50g of carbs, while keeping protein intake above 50g – with a daily intake of 800 to 1,000 calories. This helps your body to burn fat stores to lose weight while maintaining muscle.
Mr Mosley, the man behind the 5:2 diet, developed the diet with his wife Dr Claire Bailey in a new book addition which was released in December.
According to the book description for Dr Mosley’s new Fast 800 Keto diet book, the plan is more beneficial, healthier and sustainable than a traditional keto plan.
“The secret to this new approach is that it combines keto with intermittent fasting, which means you go into ketosis faster, while also being able to enjoy delicious Mediterranean-style food,” he said.
It comes as research in recent years has found the keto diet to be effective for those with type 2 diabetes to help reduce central obesity and manage blood sugar levels.
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The Fast 800 Keto diet should not be followed as a long-term lifestyle plan, due to its restrictive nature. Instead it is recommended as a short term, rapid diet to help those who need to shift unhealthy weight fast.
So, what exactly does the Fast 800 diet entail? Here’s what you should know, as reported by Coventry Live.
How to follow The Fast 800 Keto Diet
A Mediterranean diet incorporates a wide range of healthy foods(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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