Best way to lose weight fast is to SWITCH between keto and low-carb diets
Best way to lose weight fast is to SWITCH between keto and low-carb diets
Keto Diet News
 Jul 20 2019    20:50 PM

White potatoes and mashed potato Food with low GL and GI Whole oat porridge (low GL) Baby new potatoes (low GL) Sourdough (low GL) Lentils (low GL and low GI) Citrus fruit (low GL and low GI) Peas (low GL and low GI) A diet that 'actually makes sense' Nutritionist Resource Member Sonal Shah told The Sun that the Hybrid Diet "actually makes sense and the health benefits look impressive". She said focusing on carbs that are low-GL rather than low-GI, "makes a big difference". "This is a more accurate way to eat carbs," she said. "The GI only provides half the information, which is how fast a carb is broken down. "The key is to prevent fluctuating blood sugar highs and lows, and improve how insulin works. "Insulin is the hormone that's responsible for weight gain and type 2 diabetes." Sonal said she agrees with the new book, and the idea that switching between keto and a low-GL diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, boost weight loss and tackle inflammation and energy levels. She added: "It is also easy for those avoiding meat or dairy products to follow with substitutes and tips provided so no one goes hungry and it does not feel like a restrictive diet as it leaves you feeling full and satisfied." 4 Both keto and low carb involve filling up on green leafy veg Credit: Getty - Contributor Holly is amazed with her 1st 6lbs weightloss following a vegan keto diet 'One diet is hard enough - let alone switching between two' Not everyone is convinced by the idea of the Hybrid Diet. Elspeth Waters is another nutritionist and Nutritionist Resource expert , and she's not a fan of keto in any form. She told The Sun that the idea of switching between two diets is "overly complex" and hard for most people to stick to. And she said while keto might help you lose weight at first, there's not enough research on the long-term effects of eating that much fat, especially animal fat, and protein. (Ketosis) is hugely taxing for the body as a whole and makes the body significantly more acidic than it should be - a state which promotes disease Elspeth Water "Simply calculating how many calories people are consuming from fat, protein and carbohydrates gives no consideration to what people are actually eating," she said. She warned focusing on high fat and protein foods means many people on keto miss out on fibre and key antioxidants. "That is hugely concerning, as these two components are essential for health and vitality," Elspeth said. Moreover, she said our bodies need glucose from carbs to function properly. "Yes, some cells can use ketones (fat) for fuel but doing so - i.e. being in a state of ketosis - is an emergency state, also known as starvation," she said. "This state is hugely taxing for the body as a whole, especially the adrenal glands, which produce our stress hormones and are already over-taxed because of the increasing number of stresses and strains we live with currently. 4 Being totally carb-free can put the body under immense stress Credit: Getty - Contributor "Ketosis also makes the body significantly more acidic than it should be - a state which promotes disease." She said that any weight loss from plans like keto tends to be short-lived and that for long-term health and wellbeing, we need to make sure that we are eating lots of good quality carbs from fruit and veg. In fact, fruit and veg contain fat and protein and Elspeth claims that that's all we need. She said: "When you fuel the body with a low-fat, plant-based diet, the liver is able to let go of the fat and toxins it has been holding onto and we are able to shed weight from all over the body - particularly the fat around the belly." 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Six artificial sweeteners are ‘TOXIC to your gut bacteria’ WEIGHT A MINUTE Nine reasons you can't lose weight - from cheat days to lack of sleep If you do want to give keto a go, this hybrid approach is probably an easier option. There are definite benefits to eating carbs and you may be better off filling up on fruit, veg and whole grains rather than swerving off carbs altogether. Apart from anything else, it'll help you avoid the so-called "keto crotch" that comes from going carb-free . Porn star Jenna Jameson shows off weight loss after a year on the keto diet We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours Topics


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