Whether you want to lose belly fat or body fat overall, when it comes to making healthy and nutritious meals, knowledge really is power.
Losing weight is not about eating less, it’s about reassessing your diet to ensure you are eating from all the food groups and hitting the recommended daily intake of foods rich in protein and fiber.
It may surprise you, but around 90% of us aren’t eating the recommended daily fiber intake of 30g. The plant-based carbohydrate plays a hugely important role in promoting a healthy digestive system and helping you maintain a healthy weight. So, stock up on high-fiber foods including brown rice, wholewheat bread, and fruit and vegetables.
In addition to our lack of fiber, many of us are also not eating enough protein—which is key to a successful weight-loss plan. The best sources of protein are meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, eggs, and tofu.
“Protein takes longer to digest than carbs,” explains Dr. Michael Mosley, creator of the Fast 800 lifestyle plan. “It also reduces levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and boosts levels of Peptide YY (PYY), a protein that tells you when you are full.”
Beyond boosting your levels of protein and fiber, a balanced plate of food also includes healthy carbohydrates, fresh fruit and veg, and good fats.