Weight loss expert Michael Mosley recommends banning certain fruits to 'lose a stone'
The creator of the 5:2 and Fast 800 diets Michael Mosley has dished out some more fast weight loss advice. Michael recommends swapping 'super sweet' fruits for alternatives and suggests snacks those on a diet should eat.
The former doctor come presenter follows a low-calorie, high protein and low sugar diet after being guided by his own weight loss journey where he lost 1.4 stone. He is now a fan of Mediterranean diets and intermittent fasting.
The Daily Record reports that Michael and his team have compiled a list of foods that dieters can eat to lose weight fast. On the Fast 800 website, they recommend people should start their day with eggs since they are low calorie with around 63 calories in a medium egg.
Consuming foods such as oily fish, prawns, chicken and turkey will increase your protein intake and for vegetarians and vegans, beans, dairy, nuts and seeds are recommended. Nuts have a high fat content but are also rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins.
Michael does not ban eating fats and he suggests eating full-fat yoghurt with a handful of berries. Yet to lose up to a stone in three weeks, some foods must be limited or cut out all together.
He suggests banning super sweet fruits such as mango, pineapple and melon, opting for berries instead. And when craving treats such as ice cream, chocolate or cake, the expert recommended that dieters indulge in a square of dark chocolate instead.
Snacks on the whole should be avoided, but if a slimmer must eat between meals, they should go for things like nuts, seeds, a sliver of cheese or non-starchy vegetables. On Lose a Stone in 21 days, some of Michael's case studies lost weight by trying low-carb versions of their favourite foods - including takeaways.
While the steps are there to follow, rapid weight loss is not always easy. One of Michael's most important top tips is to stay accountable: "All the weight loss studies show that the people who keep it off are accountable to someone or something."