A YOUNG woman has revealed how she shed over 5 stone eating full English-style breakfasts most days.
Emily Kessinger weighed nearly 18 stone when she was 20-years-old and was in constant shame that people would judge her weight.
Emily lost over 5 stone with a diet that allows you to have a full English everydayCredit: Instagram/emily_in_keto
She’s now inspiring other women to do the sameCredit: Instagram/emily_in_keto
“I was so uncomfortable in my own skin,” the 26-year-old penned in an article for Women’s Health.
“I was afraid to do certain things and lacked a lot of confidence.
“I was afraid someone would judge me due to my weight.”
Emily tried the keto diet, which consists of very low-carb and high-fat meals, and is now encouraging other women struggling with their weight to do the same.
The diet means pasta, potatoes, cakes and bread are off the table – but you can still enjoy bacon, sausages, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and black pudding.
Emily shares her recipes on social media under @emily_in_keto and they include all the best bits of a full English.
She makes bacon and egg dishes, breakfast ‘wraps’ and “chaffle sandwiches” filled with sausage, egg and cheese.
“On keto, I’m not constantly wondering where my next meal is coming from,” Emily said.
“I have so much energy, my focus is incredible, and it makes me feel so confident.”
Other recipes she has shared are low-carb quesadillas, ‘egg roll in a bowl’ and creamy ‘Tuscan pasta’.
The aim of the keto diet is to push your body into a state of ketosis – when fat stores start to be broken down to be used as an energy source.
Most people restrict themselves to 20 to 50 grams of carbs a day, and that includes the carbs in fruits and veggies.
Emily’s recipes are heavy on meat for protein – such as chicken and beef – with cheese for protein with a high fat content.
She has gained over 130k followers on TikTok by sharing her progress.
However, there is limited research on the keto diet and few long-term studies, so experts warn people to tread with caution.
“There are other diets that limit carbs, but not as much as the keto diet,” dietitian Victoria Taylor…