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10 food tips to help you lose weight

You may miss out on important nutrients and wind up nibbling more throughout the day because you are hungry.

Do not skip breakfast

Eating at regular intervals throughout the day aids in the faster burning of calories.  It also inhibits the desire to munch on high-fat, high-sugar foods.

Eat regular meals

Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre - three crucial factors for weight loss success.  They are also high in vitamins and minerals.

Eat plenty of fruit and veg

Exercise, in addition to delivering other health benefits, can help burn off the excess calories that diet alone cannot eliminate.

Get more active

People frequently confuse thirst with hunger.  You may find yourself consuming extra calories when all you actually need is a glass of water.

Drink plenty of water

Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.

Eat high fibre foods

Use the calorie information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight loss plan.

Read food labels

You may be able to gradually get acclimated to eating smaller portions by utilising smaller dishes and bowls.

Use a smaller plate

A regular glass of wine can have the same number of calories as a piece of chocolate.  Drinking excessively can easily contribute to weight gain over time.

Cut down on alcohol

Choose healthful snacks like fruit, unsalted rice cakes, oat cakes, unsalted or unsweetened popcorn, and fruit juice instead.

Do not stock junk food