Weight loss: Michael Mosley explains how the keto diet can help ‘burn fat around the belly’

Dr Michael Mosley joined wellness expert Liz Earle for a Facebook Live earlier this year and the couple discussed the many weight loss diets. During their conversation, Dr. Michael talked about the keto diet and how it can help someone “burn the fat around them.” [the] stomach “. He gave a detailed explanation of what happens to the body when fewer carbohydrates are consumed.

Liz said, “Keto is when you put yourself into ketosis.

“Can you define, as a doctor, from a medical point of view – what is going on in our body?”

Dr Michael replied: “Basically we are like a hybrid car – we run on two fuel systems, sugar and fat.

“A lot of the time we’re mostly on the sugar, the fat is there – it’s money in the ban, your body is hesitant to move the fat, so it burns in the sugar instead.

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The Fast 800 Keto Burger

Takes 20 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook, the recipe serves up one.

Dr. Michael says, “This keto burger is a great option if you’re looking to cut your carb intake and help your body get into ketosis.

“A standard take-out burger will leave you unsatisfied and hungry, being loaded with refined carbs and trans fats.

“However, our burger will give you long-lasting energy, help you burn fat and lose weight for better health.”

There are 480 calories per serving, 37.6g protein, 3.2g fiber, 3.4g carbs, and 34.7g fat.


A tablespoon of melted unsalted butter

A big egg

A tablespoon of milk

A tablespoon of almond flour

A tablespoon of coconut flour

Eighth of a teaspoon of baking powder

Poppy seeds, optional

100g lean ground beef

A quarter teaspoon of garlic powder

Half a teaspoon of dried oregano

20 g cheddar cheese, sliced

A quarter of baby cos lettuce

A quarter of a tomato, sliced

A teaspoon of whole egg mayonnaise (new ingredient)

A teaspoon of Dijon mustard


1. Preheat the fan-assisted oven 160°C/180°C/350°F/thermostat 4.

2. In a bowl, combine the butter, egg, milk, almond and coconut flour and baking powder. Stir with a whisk until well blended and smooth.

3. Lightly grease a 12 cm/4 inch round ramekin(s) then pour the batter into the ramekin(s) and smooth the surface.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the surface of the bread springs back to the touch rather than sinking, then let the bread cool slightly.

5. While the bun(s) are cooking, prepare your burger patties: mix the ground beef with the oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form round patties (about the same size as your ramekins).

6. Brown your patties in a skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side.

7. Once flipped, place the slice of cheese on top and turn the heat down and put a lid on the pan to encourage the cheese to melt.

8. Using a spatula, loosen the bread from the sides of the ramekin and unmold it.

9. Cut your bread in half horizontally and spread the mayonnaise on it before layering the lettuce and tomato.

10. Top with your burger patty and the top of the bun. Serve with a crunchy green salad or low-calorie, starch-free steamed vegetables.

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