Keto diet plan for weight loss: Eight surprising foods you can eat and still burn fat

The keto, or ketogenic diet turns the body into a fat-burning machine by forcing it into a state of ketosis.

This means the body uses fat as its primary fuel source, causing weight loss.

In order for this to happen, the amount of carbs ingested needs to be managed. The diet makes up for the lack of carbs in protein and fats.

A keto diet plan generally includes plenty of meats, eggs, fish and nuts, and limits carbs to 20-50 grams per day.

Studies have shown eating this way is good for weight loss, diabetes and epilepsy.

However, there are a surprising number of tasty foods you can still enjoy on the diet.

Keto diet for weight loss: Eight surprising foods you can eat and still burn fat (Pic: GETTY)

1. Guacamole

The keto diet encourages consuming healthy fats, which are found in guacamole.

Avocados also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and protect against heart disease.

Be aware some shop-bought guacamole has added sugar, so the best thing is to make it yourself.

2. Pizza

You may have to give up the take-away pizzas you are used to, but there is a way to make pizza keto-friendly.

A keto pizza crust is a good substitution to make the pizza guilt-free. Several recipes for cauliflower crusts can be found online.

It involves turning cauliflower into rice, microwaving it, drawing it and forming it.

There is also a version which can be made with almond flower.

Keto diet plan wipped crean

HEAVY CREAM: Deserts don’t have to be boring on the keto diet (Pic: GETTY)

3. Heavy cream

Deserts don’t have to be boring on the keto diet as you can still eat full-fat cream.

Whipped cream is full of fat, but as long as it is not sweetened with added sugar you are fine.

Saturated fats such as butter are also fine because they are nearly carb-free.

4. Cream cheese

Cheese isn’t just delicious but nutritious too. Not all of them are keto-friendly, but some are.

You can enjoy cheddar cheese, brie, mozzarella, gouda and blue cheese.

Keep in mind you have to choose full-fat cream cheese.

The only sad thing is you will have to forego the classic cream cheese/bagel combination, as breads are full of carbs.

5. Dark chocolate

Giving up sweet things may not be easy, but you can still get your fix by eating dark chocolate.

Not only is it tasty, dark chocolate is also packed with anti-oxidants and key minerals such as magnesium.

Keep in mind it should be at least 70% dark chocolate.

6. Pork rinds

Some people love them, others hate them, but the fact is keto-dieters can stack on them guilt-free.

They may feel like the epitome of an unhealthy snack, but they are carb-free and made up mainly of fat and protein.

Keto diet plan pork rinds

PORK RINDS: A low-carb snack (Pic: GETTY)

7. Berries

Fruits are naturally high in sugar and should be swerved on the keto diet.

However, berries are an exception because they are low in carbs and high in fibre.

Raspberries and blackberries are packed with antioxidants, and have also been credited with reducing inflammation and protecting against disease.

8. Beef jerky

Beef jerky is a good alternative to a snack, but make sure you choose a brand with limited or no carbs.

It should be easy enough to find one with very few added ingredients.