Save Money: Lose Weight 2019 episode 1 introduced us to the five overweight Brits who would be acting as dietary guinea-pigs for 28 days.

The ITV series will continue to take a snapshot of various diets from each episode, with scientific research and statistical data on each of the food plans.

Episode 1 of the new series had audiences raving about the keto diet. Here’s everything you need to know about going keto with a step-by-step guide of what you can and can’t do.

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SAVE MONEY: LOSE WEIGHT
Tuesday 19th March 2019 on ITV
Pictured: Dr Ranj and Siam James

What is the Keto Diet?

The keto diet that featured in Save Money: Lose Weight 2019 episode 1 is a low-carb, high-fat diet.

Those on the diet are advised to eat low-carb vegetables as part of a three-meals per day schedule.

As Launa said on the episode, the diet features a wide selection of food that you’re probably unfamiliar with at first… like chia seeds!

Here’s a snapshot of the type of food to consume when on a keto diet:

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Screenshot: Save Money: Lose Weight 2019

Save Money: Lose Weight 2019 – Keto results

In week 1, and due to a high-sugar diet before taking part in the ITV series, human guinea-pig Lorna suffered from a severe case of ‘keto flu’.

Keto flu makes you feel tired and lethargic as the body adapts from burning sugar for energy to instead using fat.

Lorna used a ‘ketosis stick’ to confirm that her body was in a state of ‘ketosis’, where fat was being burned.

And by week 3, Lorna felt like a new woman. The initial pain was clearly worth it!

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Screenshot: Save Money: Lose Weight 2019

Screenshot: Save Money: Lose Weight 2019

Screenshot: Save Money: Lose Weight 2019

Save Money: Lose Weight 2019 – Keto results

Lorna started her keto diet weighing in at 20 st 2lbs.

By the end of the 28-day challenge, she lost almost a whopping three stone.

On day 28, Lorna weighed 17st 3lbs.

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Screenshot: Save Money: Lose Weight 2019

How to do the keto diet

The concept of the keto diet is to avoid eating more than 50 grams of carbs per day – lower is often considered even better, although you can gradually lower your carb intake to do it more comfortably.

This means avoiding all foods like; pasta, rice, bananas, potatoes, bread, pastries, doughnuts chocolate, sweets, fizzy drinks, porridge and other cereals.

Instead, you should gorge on eggs, fish, meat and veg, while adding small amounts of nuts, oils, fruit and cheeses.

For a better understanding of the diet, we recommend reading up on the keto diet at dietdoctor.com

 

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