As usual, there are a whole host of diets to try at the beginning of each new year. And for some, finding the right one can be difficult. Express.co.uk spoke to Hannah Sutter, Keto expert and founder of www.naturalketosis.co.uk who explained what the Keto Diet was, her top tips for anyone looking to lose a little bit of weight by changing their diet.
What is the Keto Diet?
Hannah explained: “The Keto, or Ketogenic, Diet is a very low carbohydrate diet.
“Reduction of carbohydrates to less than 50g per day puts your body into a metabolic state called Ketosis in which you burn fat for energy instead of carbs and sugar.
“Unlike a calorie-controlled diet it is important that once you get into Ketosis you stay Ketogenic for at least a week in order to see and feel the benefits.”
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1. Be prepared
Hannah advised: “Start by making sure you rid yourself of any temptation then stock up your cupboard, fridge and freezer with Keto friendly foods.”
2. The side effects will pass
The expert said: “Some people experience some initial side effects of going into ketosis – also dubbed as the ‘Keto Flu’ – this is completely normal when making a big change to your diet as your body needs time to adapt.
“Symptoms vary from person to person and may include a headache or feeling lethargic but they will pass.
“Most people will start to feel the positive benefits of Keto, including feeling more energetic, reduced hunger and better sleep quality, within three or four days.”
3. Choose an information source
Hannah explained: “The internet is awash with information and a lot of it is conflicting.
“Overtime keto has developed into different versions designed to deal with different health issues.
“Therefore pick the keto diet that suits your needs and stick to it and follow one set of guidelines to get the best results.
“Overtime your knowledge and confidence will grow helping you to build the plan which is perfect for you.”
4. Listen to your body
“As mentioned above, not all Keto diets are the same and they certainly are not one size fits all,” she…