Exercise and a balanced and healthy diet is what comes up top, time and time again for those who have lost weight. However, a regimented diet plan may help some stay motivated with their weight loss journey. The National Health Service (NHS) has offered plenty of top tips on slimming, for those who are overweight or obese. Supporting its 12-week weight loss plan, the NHS website offers 12 tips for losing weight.
One of these words of advice includes eating high-fibre foods.
That’s because this food group is said to help a person’s satiety.
“Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you to feel full, which is perfect for losing weight,” the website states.
What types of foods are high in fibre?
Fibre is only found in food from plants.
As some people may be more than aware already, this includes fruit and vegetables, as well beans, peans, and lentils.
Oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice, and pasta also make the list.
For those looking to lose fat, another food group which experts in the fitness industry advise adding to one’s diet is protein.
Elliot Upton, a personal trainer at Ultimate Performance, told Express.co.uk: “When planning a body transformation diet, always prioritise protein intake first,” he advised.
“Allotting enough protein at each meal, then following the principles below, allot your remaining calories appropriately between carbs and fats based on personal preference.”
Rugby World Cup 2014 champion Vicky Fleetwood also works as a personal trainer, and highlighted a focus on protein.
She said of a diet orientated towards losing belly fat: “You want it to be high in protein, but at the same time, you don’t want it to be an excess of protein because there’s only so much that your body can actually use.
“The rest, your body will excrete.
“You can get a formula online for what will be perfect for you.”
She continued: “Protein is really really good for keeping that hunger at bay. That will help with those cravings throughout the day.”