When it comes to losing weight, slimmers will be on the searching for the best and most successful weight loss plans. One woman recently lost 3st 5lbs by combining two diet plans and she documented her progress online on Reddit. The dieter – who goes by the screen name “ypiyales” – shared before and after images on her account. Alongside the images she wrote: “Hardest thing I’ve ever posted! So embarrassing to have ‘before’ pics out in the universe and even my ‘after’ isn’t ready because I want to lose 15-20 more lbs… but not long to go!”
The 27-year-old decided to share how she had achieved her weight loss transformations to delighted fans of the social media site.
Responding to a fan question about how she had managed to slim down, she revealed she’d combined different diets to keep things interesting and different to encourage natural weight loss.
“ I eat once a day (OMAD) intermittent fasting and I follow a ketogenic diet.
“So lots of meats, veggies and cheese! One Meal A Day (OMAD), isn’t for everyone, and if you are starting out I don’t recommend going cold turkey.
“I had to take my time and re-train my body. Start off with the Keto diet plan, [it’s] so easy … eat tacos without the shell, burgers without the buns, pizza with almond flour and cheese crust!
“I wanted a natural and easy way to lose weight but by not sacrificing all of life’s simple pleasures’.
“The first thing I had to do was realise that I needed to prioritise, your “SHOULDS” and your “MUSTS.”
She went on to explain that your “should’s” are the things that you should do but never really get around to and the “must’s” are things that you need to do.
She said: “There is not an option, it is a deal breaker.
“Change the way you identify yourself. If you have always called yourself ‘big-boned’, ‘overweight’ or ‘curvy’… you will never succeed, because that is your set point, that becomes your identity.
“Start visualising about who you want to be, and watch the changes unfold!”
As well as dieting and changing the frame of mind, the slimmer also incorporated a fitness regime into her weight loss plan, stating: “Initially I started off by going out for walks after every meal to encourage blood circulation and jump-start fat burning.
“Then once I was comfortable with walking, I increased my exercise to jogging and running after meals.
“This really helped take control of my weight loss and it encouraged me then to go out of my comfort zone and become more active [by joining a gym],” she said.
Why is the Keto diet so successful?
A predecessor to the famous Atkins diet, the keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb plan, which limits carbohydrates intake to 20 – 50 grams a day.
The Keto diet has become one of the most popular methods worldwide to shed excess weight and improve health.
Research has shown that adopting this low-carb, high-fat diet can promote fat loss and even improve certain conditions such type 2 diabetes.
Carbs are typically reduced to under 50 grams per day, and Fats replace the majority (75 percent) of your daily calorie intake. Proteins should account for around 20 percent of energy needs, while carbs are usually restricted to 5 percent.
This carb reduction forces your body to rely on fats for its main energy source instead of glucose – a process also known as ketosis.
The Keto diet has many versions that can be tailored to an individuals needs and goals making it one of the easiest diets to follow online.