Keto diet: Nutritionist reveals the best foods to make the best of the weight loss plan

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Keto diet foods are low in carb and high in fat.

The plan is designed to put the body into a state of ketosis.

This is when the body is burning fat as its primary source of food, rather than carbohydrates.

Those on the diet track their macros, meaning the main nutrients in their diet, to stay on track.

The usual breakdown for a keto diet is to get 70 per cent to 80 per cent of your daily calories from fat.

Twenty to 25 per cent should come from fat and five – 10 per cent from carbs.

So what are the best foods to eat on the keto diet? Nutritionist Hebe Mills, founder of Hebe Mills Nutrition, is an associate nutritionist.

She runs her website and Instagram account where she posts recipes and wellness tips after being diagnosed with gluten intolerance and IBS.

She said: “It’s important to try and include a variety of foods while embarking on the diet to ensure you’re getting a range of nutrients.

“Focus on foods with a varied nutrient profile including.”

Best Keto foods

1. Seafood including salmon, shellfish and tuna
2. Non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale and cauliflower
3. Avocados, nuts and seeds
4. Berries

What is Hebe’s best diet pick for weight loss?

She told  the key to is to be in a calorie deficit.