It is often confusing to know the best way to lose weight with so much conflicting advice in the media. So here are some top tips for sensible and sustainable weight loss.
Ensure that there is good quality protein in every meal and snack, as this will help you to balance your blood sugar levels. Try to include a wide variety of sources such as fish, white lean meats and eggs. Also include other sources such as beans, pulses, natural live yoghurt, small portions of nuts and seeds.
Increase the amount of fibre in your diet by eating plenty of vegetables and whole grains throughout the day. This will help to improve the feeling of fullness after meals. A good guide is to fill up half of your plate with vegetables or salad.
Reduce the amount of refined carbohydrates in your diet such as white bread, cakes and biscuits. Choose wholegrain options instead and try to ensure a good variety of healthy snacks including some protein.