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Dietitian recommends these 7 foods to help you lose weight

Australian sports dietitian Chloe McLeod

An Australian sports dietitian has revealed the seven foods that will ultimately help you lose weight.

Chloe McLeod, who is based in Sydney, doesn’t believe in subscribing to specific diets, instead including a well rounded number of ingredients into her life for maximum health.

But if she was going to choose one style of eating it would be that of the Mediterranean, with vegetables, fruits, fats and whole grains given priority.

That’s why, when asked which ingredients will help you shed extra kilos, she mainly focused on seven specific foods, New Idea Food reported.

1.  Nuts

These high protein and fat rich foods have the power to give you a slow release of energy, meaning you’re not reaching for a snack as often.

Raw, unsalted nuts like walnuts, pecans and almonds are the ultimate choice, with one Brazilian nut able to give you your daily requirements of selenium.

The ‘heaviness’ of the nut will keep you satiated longer than a muesli bar would, but ensure you’re only taking a handful because any more will hinder weight loss.

2.  Apple cider vinegar

This has gained superfood-like status among nutritional experts in recent years, with some people swearing by a shot of it in the morning.

Others, like Chloe, believe in moderation but do find the staple lowers blood sugar levels and boosts the metabolism.

It can be added into a salad dressing for an easy-to-digest sample of the vinegar. 

This has gained superfood-like status among nutritional experts in recent years, with some people swearing by a shot of it in the morning

This has gained superfood-like status among nutritional experts in recent years, with some people swearing by a shot of it in the morning

3. Figs

This humble fruit is packed full of fibre, meaning it’s a great option for those trying to lose weight.

Hunger cravings will be reduced as a result and they’re sweet enough that they don’t taste like a diet food.

Figs are a good source of calcium, which can ward off osteoporosis as you get older.

This humble fruit is packed full of fibre, meaning it's a great option for those trying to lose weight

This humble fruit is packed full of fibre, meaning it’s a great option for those trying to lose weight

4. Eggs

A protein-rich breakfast has been proven to help minimise weight gain, as opposed to eating one with only small amounts of protein.

This makes the old ‘egg and soldiers’ option a good one to choose for those who enjoyed the childhood dish.

Boiled eggs are an excellent snack idea for those who need a protein hit between meals or after working out.

5. Cinnamon

It’s the perfect winter topper for coffees and desserts but cinnamon can be a healthy addition too. 

The essential oil cinnamaldehyde, which present in cinnamon, helps activate a process called thermogenesis.

This is the mode where your body starts burning extra calories and losing weight, according to Ms McLeod.  

It's the perfect winter topper for coffees and desserts but cinnamon can be a healthy addition too

It’s the perfect winter topper for coffees and desserts but cinnamon can be a healthy addition too

6.  Leafy greens

The preferred base layer to any salad is that of Romaine lettuce or rocket.

Ms McLeod recommends diversifying on the leafy greens because they are particularly nutrient dense with very few calories.  

‘They provide the nutrients your body needs so its systems run effectively,’ she said.

How do people in the Mediterranean eat? 

* Daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats.

* Weekly intake of fish, poultry, beans and eggs.

* Moderate portions of dairy products.

* Limited intake of red meat.

7. Legumes

These plants are rich in fibre, protein and are low GI but that’s not even the best part.

‘They are super filling so help to manage appetite, plus are great for gut health,’ she said.

For the most part they are incredibly cheap to purchase too, making them a good staple to have on hand for daily salads.

These plants are rich in fibre, protein and are low GI but that's not even the best part

These plants are rich in fibre, protein and are low GI but that’s not even the best part

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