WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS

WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Want a sımple way to lose a lıttle vveıght post Christmas? Drink more water.Upping your water intake directly relates to eating fewer calories, according to new US research. A University of Illinois study examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 adults and found that most people who increased the amount of plain water they drank reduced their daily calorie intake and lowered their consumption of fat, sugar and sodium to boot. Sip up!

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BIG FAT TRUTH

In a study of over 200,000 people, researchers at Harvard University found that although full-fat dairy foods didn’t increase heart attack and stroke risk compared to a diet high in refıned carbohydrates, they didn’t decrease cardiovascular risk either. When dairy fat was replaced with the same number of calories from polyunsaturated fat, though, risk of cardiovascular disease dropped by 24 per cent. ‘These results strongly support existing recommendations to choose mainly unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocados and some oily fish for a heart- healthy diet,’ says lead study author Dr Frank Hu.

SOUND BİTE

‘Writing down everything that you put in your mouth really helps.’ TV personality Tyra Banks

WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS

3 NEW YEAR DIET TIPS

BEAT THE BLOAT

A healthy gut is key for weight maintenance. New Udo’s Choice Süper 8 Gold (£49.99;udoschoice.co.uk) is a potent blend of probiotics for supporting digestion, nutrient absorption and a flat tum.

PATH TO SUCCESS

Looking for a sensible diet? OurPath (£25/week; ourpath. co.uk) 6-week lifestyle improvement plan includes a fitness programme and tracking, diet plans, personal mentor and behavioural advice for 5kg weight loss.

GOOD GUT GUIDE

Lose xmas pounds in 21 days with The G Plan Diet-The Revolutionary diet for gut-healthy weight loss (Octopus, £7.49) by Amanda Hamilton.

BOOST YOUR ENERGY

1 Nutritionist Bernadette Keogh, for CNM ‘Make a smoothie with a 1 banana, a handful of spinach, nut milk dairy alternative, tbsp of chia seeds and tsp of carob for a great combo of complex carbs, healthy fats, protein, and nutrients for energy metabolism. For Sustained energy. stabilise blood sugar – think complex carbs and quality protein, plus healthy fats for fuel.’CNM trains students for careers in natural therapies: naturopathy-uk.com.

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