Vanessa Hudgens Credits Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet For Fit Bikini Body, Weight Loss

Samantha Chang

Actress Vanessa Hudgens flaunted her fit bikini body while vacationing in Turks and Caicos with boyfriend Austin Butler.

Hudgens posted several alluring Instagram bikini photos that spotlighted her gym-toned physique and ketogenic diet weight loss.

"Another day, another bathing suit lol," Vanessa wrote in the caption to her 28.5 million Instagram followers.

Hudgens joins a growing chorus of Hollywood beauties who are eschewing the standard low-fat diet long prescribed by fitness experts and is embracing healthy fats as a way to accelerate weight loss and promote good health.

Like millions of people, Vanessa thought eating fat was bad for you. Numerous obesity experts now say that consuming unprocessed fats boosts weight loss by promoting satiety.

By drastically reducing carb intake, your body is forced to burn fat instead of carbs for fuel.

"[Keto is] low-carb but high-fat, so that your body will break down the fat as the primary fuel source," Dr. Eric Kossoff, director of the Child Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins, told USA Today. "If you keep carbohydrates low enough, that's what the body has to do."

Low-carb diets can eliminate the need for diabetes drugs because they work immediately to reduce high blood sugar, according to a report published in the medical journal Nutrition.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Halle follows the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein keto diet to manage her type 1 diabetes.

Hudgens said she recently lost 10 pounds in one month by following the low-carb, high-fat keto diet.

Vanessa also exercised by doing indoor cycling workouts and hiking, but said was her No. 1 weight loss secret was her diet.