The keto diet is a low carb plan that many have turned to in a bid to lose weight.
It appears to be working as hundreds of Reddit users have extolled the weight loss benefits of the diet on the sharing site.
Keto is a low carb high fat plan causes the body to go into a state of ketosis.
This is when the body burns fat as its primary fuel, instead of carbohydrates which is its default fuel.
This 31-year-old dieter revealed that she lost an amazing seven stone on the diet.
She wrote: “Finally hit the 100 lb mark. Totally unexpected after a week-long girls trip!”
The 5’ 3” woman initially weighed 18.5 stone. However, she has slimmed down to an amazing 11.4 stone.
Revealing that she used the low carb plan, the woman wrote: “Started with keto, moved to low carb & IF.”
IF stands for intermittent fasting, what is this? /life-style/diets/1155009/weight-loss-diet-intermittent-fasting-how-to-benefits-results
Nutritionist Hebe Mills, founder of Hebe Mills Nutrition, told Express.co.uk: “Intermittent fasting is a concept where participants alternate between eating and fasting and eating in specific time periods.
“It doesn’t restrict what you’re eating, it just dictates a time period when you are able to eat.”
Many on the plan will fast for 16 hours a day, and eight all their calories in an eight hour window. The popular 5:2 diet is also an example of intermittent fasting.
The Reddit user elaborated, telling readers: “I lost the majority of the weight doing keto, I have switched to low carb/IF as sort of a ‘maintenance’ lifestyle.
“I tracked my carbs religiously for a long time but now I mostly eyeball it as I know what to eat and what to avoid.
“The only difference is I may have a french fry or two or some ice cream now and then.
“Keto pretty much requires no ‘cheating’ but I still have to live my best life and that just can’t NOT include fries now and then ya know?”
Another Reddit user also revealed how he used the keto diet plan to slim down.
The Reddit user now weighs 15.8 stone – a loss of 3.5 stone.
The man wrote: “I’m one week away from my 4 month mark of doing Keto and Intermittent Fasting.
“It’s been a learning experience. This week I joined a new gym and hoping to get healthier.”
So what does he eat in a day? The man revealed that keeping his carbohydrate intake down was the key.
He wrote: “I stick to staying under 40g of carbs for my day. When I first started I was cooking keto recipes, but now I’ve figured out what to order at restaurants to stay keto.”