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Eat what you like without putting on a pound

28 September 2021

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You don’t have to cut out your favourite foods, just adapt them a bit.


Diet fiction You can’t have that tasty morning muffin
Diet fact “You can if you keep your muffin skinny and eat it over the morning,
rather than in one go. Choose one high in fruit content and avoid the chocolate
ones!” says diet and fitness expert Laura Williams. Try a Starbucks Skinny Peach
and Raspberry Muffin, just 286 calories, or a wholemeal muffin with lots of seeds.


Diet fiction Sandwiches must be swapped for salad
Diet fact “Some ready-made salads are full of fat, especially those containing
cheese or mayonnaise,” says nutritionist Kim Parker. A wholemeal sandwich with
some protein, like chicken or fish, can be a lot better and the bread will help stop
any mid-afternoon biscuit cravings. Tortilla wraps are also low in calories.


Diet fiction Pass on the pasta
Diet fact “Pasta can make you feel bloated, but if you cook it for less time so it’s
al dente, it has a lower glycemic index and is easier to digest. But avoid cheese or
cream sauces,” says Williams. And don’t ditch your Bolognese – tomato sauces
have fewer calories than creamy sauces and the meat gives you a protein fix, too.


Diet fiction All sweet treats are banned
Diet fact “Dark chocolate is the best sweet fix. It contains less sugar than milk
chocolate and is high in antioxidants, which are good for your skin,” says Parker. Go
for a cocoa content of at least 70%.

This article is for information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Written by

Kim Parker

As a nutrition and health writer, Kim has written many informative and lively articles on subjects as diverse as superfoods, stress, and the link between mood and food. She has provided press comments for various publications including Men’s Health, Red, Glamour, Woman, First, Zest, Square Meal, and The London Magazine.