Weight loss can be achieved with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise. While there are plenty of plans on the market, eating one food in particular could give good results. A nutritionist revealed eating more of certain foods can help weight loss while boosting energy.
Of course, ditching unhealthy snacks is sure to help tone up the waistline.
However, the expert explained eating more of certain foods is actually the key to a weight loss transformation.
Those hoping to lose a few pounds and feel more energetic should add more foods high in fibre into their diets.
Emily commented: “Despite a bland reputation, health experts now believe that fibre is more than just ‘roughage’ that keeps you regular.
“According to UK government guidelines, adults should be getting 30 grams of fibre a day.
“And yet, nine in 10 people in the UK are not meeting this, with most adults eating only 18 grams a day.
“The latest research suggests that eating enough fibre could be the key to reducing your risk of various health conditions as well as helping you lose stubborn fat.”
Not only can fibre help improve the overall health of the body, the food can speed up weight loss results.
“Fibre may help with weight management by helping you to feel fuller for longer, as well as helping to feed the good bacteria in your gut,” she added.
High fibre foods include wheat bran, brown rice, nuts, seeds and cereals.
Combining these with plenty of protein can also help dieters cut back on fat.
She continued: “Protein is what’s known as a macronutrient, meaning it’s a nutrient the body requires a lot of it (along with carbohydrates and fats) in order to stay healthy.
“Protein is a not-so-secret weapon when it comes to weight loss. The main reason for this is protein is satiating – which means it makes you fuller for longer.
“For adults, the general daily requirement is 0.6g of protein per kilogram bodyweight.
“So if you weigh 80kg, you’d need around 48 grams protein daily to stay healthy, but increasing your protein intake might have benefits if you’re trying to lose weight.”
High protein foods include meat, fish, dairy, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds.