The Viral Weight-Loss Diet Celebrities Like Gwyneth Paltrow & Silver Ang Swear By – But Should You Try It?

The latest weight loss diet that’s taken Hollywood by storm is the keto (short for ketogenic) diet. But what does it entail and is it really for you? A dietitian and a nutritionist offer their insight

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Advocates of the popular ketogenic diet include celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow (left), Silver Ang (middle) and Kourtney Kardashian (right). (Photos: @gwynethpaltrow, @silver_ang, @kourtneykardash / Instagram)

The keto diet was the most searched diet on Google in 2018, so you’ve probably heard of it even if you don’t know exactly what it means. Fans of the diet include celebrities like Halle Barry and Gwyneth Paltrow, reality stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian as well as Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima. Locally, celebs like Silver Ang and Nat Ho are strong proponents of the ultra low-carb diet.

It’s said to be super effective for weight loss. “I lost four kg in two months on the keto diet,” says Silver. “And the best thing was, I didn’t even feel like I was on a diet!” Indeed, the actress didn’t have to give up her favourite Mookata (Thai barbecue), Korean barbecue and steamboat meals.

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Other benefits touted by fans of the diet include improvements in energy levels and mental alertness. But before you dive right in, here’s everything you need to know about the keto diet: