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Lose weight eating healthily by eating raw fruit and vegetables. Some people say this produces a negative calorie effect, as it takes more energy to digest the food than it delivers. So for example, apples are 85 calories and they use 95 calories to eat, therefore you burn 10 calories more than you consume. This strategy for losing weight has other benefits because the fruit and vegetables contain a natural source of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. Vitamin C also helps the body to repair after long bouts of stress and illness and help to protect the body in the future. Tomatoes, for example, include lycopene which can even help to protect your eyes from sight problems.

One of the best ways to lose weight eating healthily is to introduce oatmeal into your diet. As oatmeal is packed with fibre it actively helps to decrease your appetite, which is a major pitfall for those who need to lose weight. Fibre takes longer to digest, which is why you feel fuller for longer, it also helps you to digest other food more efficiently.

Dairy products are a contentious issue in terms of losing weight, as they are generally high in fat. However, there is an increasing amount of low fat dairy products. Lose weight eating healthily, eating low fat versions of your favourite cheeses and opting for skimmed milk. The health benefits of dairy products should be taken into account as they are a vital source of calcium. There is some scientific evidence that foods high in calcium suppress a hormone called Calcitriol, which is responsible for the production of fat cells that store more fat from your diet.

Another best way to lose weight by eating healthily is to add raw nuts to your diet. They contain a source of fibre and as explained before, is a great way to lose weight by eating healthily. They also contain protein and omega 3, which helps the body to burn fat faster. One weight loss tip is to eat nuts that are none salted/ flavoured, as excessive salt can have negative dietary effects.

Lose weight eating healthily by eating your favourite spicy food without feeling guilty - having a curry at the weekend. Spices are proven to increase your body’s metabolism by between 8-20% for up to 3 hours after eating. Additionally many spices such as cayenne pepper, chilli peppers and garlic, are also appetite suppressors. They do this by increasing your body’s levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine.

Eating more fish can help you lose weight, as many types of fish such as Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines make your body more sensitive to a fat-burning hormone called Leptin (Leptin means “thin” in Greek). Leptin determines whether you store food as fat or burn the calories you eat and since these types of fish are high in protein – it’ll make you feel full and stabilise your blood sugar levels.

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