Weight loss is on the minds of many Britons as many people will look for the best way to burn fat fast. An online search will present different weight loss plans, all promising for the best results. However, the low-carb and high-fat keto diet may be better than others when it comes to burning fat, one expert explained.
Following the keto diet can help speed up the fat burning process, explained Harry Aitken, sports scientist and master trainer at Auster Fitness.
He told Express.co.uk: “The keto diet is a diet high in fat, protein and low in carbohydrates.
"Your body goes into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat as its primary source of energy rather than carbohydrates."
To get into ketosis, some thinner individuals eat only 25 grams of liquid carbohydrates a day.
What can you eat?
The plan is low in carbohydrates, high in fat and has a moderate protein content.
The plan's foods include meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, avocados and dairy products.
High-carbohydrate treats like bread, pasta, rice and high-sugar fruits are off the table for weight loss.
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Harry explained that dieters only burn fat when they eat low carbohydrate foods and go into ketosis.
He said: “Eating fat only helps to burn fat if you are in a state of ketosis. When you are on a low carbohydrate, high protein and fat diet, the body uses fat as its main source of energy; This process is called ketosis.
“Fat is a potent energy source and usually provides the body with about 9.5 calories of energy per gram, twice the amount of carbohydrates.
"When carbohydrates are cut to extremely low levels and fats increase, over time the body's metabolism changes and accelerates to burn fat as a source of energy.
"This means that sources of fat throughout the body are being used and burned directly for energy."
Following this plan will speed up metabolism, but dieters should still make sure they don't eat more calories than they burn.
"To process and recover energy from fat, metabolism increases, which means the body is naturally burning more calories," explained Harry.
“However, you will only lose fat as part of a calorie controlled diet. If you are in a state of ketosis but consuming 1,000 more calories than you burn every day, you will gain weight. "
He also explained that weight loss should look at the types of fat they are ingesting when trying to change excess weight.
"Eating bacon at every meal, eating whole milk and covering everything with oil or butter just because you can or because it's high in fat" is not a good dietary practice to get in, "Harry told Express.co.uk.
"You don't have to cut all carbs, it's different for everyone, but the odd slice of bread, cookies or something carby won't stop all your progress."
In addition to following the keto's diet, he kept track of his calories to ensure he didn't eat too much during the process.