Take two healthy snacks or nibbles to work in a lunchbox so you won’t be tempted by biscuits or crisps,’ says personal trainer Sarah O’Neill. Focus on protein and fibre to keep you fuller. Include wholegrain crackers, rice or oat cakes with a pot of healthy topping like hummus, and nuts.’
Numerous studies have shown that writing down everything you eat and drink means you’re more likely to make healthy choices. These days, tracking websites and smartphone apps, such as My Fitness Pal, make it easy. They have huge databases of food types and popular brands, and will send you alerts if you’re nearing your recommended fat, sugar or calorie allowance for the day (as well as cheering you on for hitting your targets).
Madeleine Shaw, nutritional health coach and author of Get The Glow: Delicious And Easy Recipes That Will Nourish You From The Inside Out (£20, Orion)
XAim to eat three proper m eals. Go for a green juice or herbal tea if you feel like snacking – they will take the edge off a craving.’
2Swap pasta for courgetti (spiralised courgette). It makes the dish carb-free, guilt-free and won’t cause that dreaded bloat. Add protein like chicken or hemp seeds to keep you full. It goes very well with a homemade cashew pesto.’
O Eat protein for breakfast.
Most of us load up on toast, cereal or nothing for brekkie. his causes a blood sugar spike, then leaves you feeling groggy and craving more by 11am. Switch to an egg-based breakfast, packed full of protein, and you’ll have energy all day and want to eat less.’
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