Michael Mosley shares four foods to ditch from diet to aid fast weight loss
The diet expert insists that cutting out four food groups can help you shed pounds, with many looking to get in shape and improve their health as we enter the new year.
Removing certain foods from your diet can aid quick weight loss, according to Dr Michael Mosley.
With a new year upon us, many will be looking to make some healthy choices in a bid to stick to their resolutions to lose some weight in 2023. And the dieting expert shared tips on ways to do just that, with the removal of four foods one way to help.
The TV guru is a huge advocate of the Mediterranean Diet, explaining that he believes it is the best to follow for anyone looking to lose weight and stay healthy. And following the diet means “cutting right down” on four food groups, swapping for “healthier” alternatives instead, Dr Mosley says.
Following the success of the 5:2 diet, the diet doctor developed the plan further by including a Mediterranean Diet on the fie non-fasting days.
He said: “Today we have more hard evidence than ever that the 5:2 is one of the best ways to get slim and stay slim – as well as reduce your risk of illness. But this time there’s also a clever twist.”
The updated 5:2 diet includes calorie-controlled dishes, created with no more than five main ingredients.
Dr Michael explained why this was beneficial: “Fast Days are easier than ever to shop and prepare for. It’s also handy if you’re watching your wallet as well as your waistline.”
For two days a week, 500 calories are consumed, with calories not counted during the remaining five days.
But to “get much more benefit out of intermittent fasting”, Dr Michael advises switching “to a low carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet both on the days when you are fasting and when you are not”.
“That means more olive oil and nuts, as well as plenty of eggs, full-fat yoghurt, oily fish and vegetables.
“Make sure you fill up on protein and veg on your fasting days. Protein is very satiating and you can eat a lot of vegetables for very few calories,” he added.
What food groups should you cut out to help lose weight?
Mosley explained: “Cut right down on sugar, sugary treats, drinks and desserts.
“That includes most breakfast cereals, which are usually full of sugar, as well as most commercial smoothies. Minimize or avoid starchy carbs – meaning the white stuff: bread, pasta, potatoes and white rice.
“Switch instead to whole grains including bulgur (cracked wheat), whole rye, wholegrain barley, wild rice and buckwheat. Brown rice is okay.
“Legumes such as lentils, kidney beans and chickpeas are healthy and filling, too” he added.