Dr Michael Mosley, the prominent TV dieting guru, has revealed a new weight loss plan that could help people shed the last few Christmas pounds.
Dr Mosley is the renowned weight loss expert behind the famous 5: 2 diet.
His latest diet – the Fast 800 Keto plan – is set to see weight loss results of five pounds in just one week.
“The Fast 800 Keto is different from your typical high fat, low carb ketogenic diet,” he said.
“The Fast 800 Keto builds on the science that provides the foundation for The Very Fast 800 and simply reduces the carbohydrates even further to push your body into more consistent nutritional ketosis.”
Ketosis is the metabolic state that occurs when the body does not have enough glucose from carbohydrates to burn for energy, the Express reports.
In turn, the body seeks energy in the form of glycogen (glucose stored in your muscles and liver).
When glycogen stores run low, around 10-12 hours after eating, the body turns to fat as an energy source.
Ketosis can be achieved by reducing the number of carbohydrates consumed, or through intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating, also known as fasting ketosis.
Dr Mosley’s new diet is a blend of the two, all while being in a calorie deficit.
It is recommended to follow the Fast 800 Keto plan for no longer than 12 weeks, and it is advised to consult a doctor before embarking on a rapid weight loss journey.
There are three stages to the Fast 800 Keto plan:
Stage one: rapid weight loss
Aim for 800-900 calories a day for two to 12 weeks, with protein add-ons to take the calorie consumption to 1,000 if needed.
Eat at least 50g protein and less than 50g carbs a day – and you should lose 1-2kg per week.
Stage two: intermittent fasting
800-900 calories on four or five consecutive days a week and a portion-controlled but more relaxed approach on non-fast days (increasing protein to 60-80g).
Try ‘time-restricted eating’ which sets your eating window at 12 hours each day (eg 8 am-8pm).
Stage three: maintenance
No calorie counting but monitor your weight.
Eat a Mediterranean-style diet with one gram of protein per one kilogram of body weight daily.