With most coronavirus restrictions fully relaxed, there has been no better time to lose weight than now. Choosing the right diet for weight loss can be difficult, but Dr. Mosley shared the best and healthiest diet to lose those pounds.
“There are many foods that help strengthen the microbiome of your gut.
“One of the best ways to improve the ‘good’ microbes that live in our gut is to eat a Mediterranean diet full of health-promoting nutrients.”
Dr. Mosley added, “The Mediterranean diet is widely recognized as the healthiest, most nutritious diet in the world.”
The diet contains lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, spices and olive oil.
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It also contains fatty fish, cheese, and full-fat yogurt.
According to Healthline, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to help you lose weight.
A review of five studies published in the American Journal of Medicine found the diet to be as effective as other popular diets, such as the low-carbohydrate diet, resulting in weight loss of up to 10 kg over a year.
In addition, a larger study of over 32,000 people showed that following the Mediterranean diet for long periods of time was associated with a lower risk of weight gain and belly fat over five years.
Dr. Mosley recommended eating healthy meals rich in Mediterranean ingredients for losing weight, but also being careful to fast occasionally and eat within time constraints.
He added, “In recent years, large studies have shown that a diet of 800 calories per day is much more effective than ‘slow and steady’ with a typical weight loss of around 10 kg over eight weeks.”
Another diet that can aid in weight loss is the low-carbohydrate diet.
Mr Mosley said, “Low carb diets are not received with much enthusiasm by doctors or dietitians because you need to eat a lot of fat. However, clinical studies consistently show that low-carb diets are effective for weight loss, in addition to low-fat diets that once proved popular for those trying to lose weight and watch their weight.
“Not all carbohydrates are created equal – just as there are good and bad fats, there are good and bad carbohydrates.
“The trick is not to completely avoid carbohydrates, but rather to be picky about what you eat regularly. If you’re trying to get low-carb, eat white bread, white pasta, potatoes, and sugar, including maple syrup and agave nectar, best sparingly, if at all. “
Dr. Mosley recommended eating high-fiber carbohydrates like vegetables, chickpeas, barley, oats, buckwheat, and rye.
Brown noodles and rice can also be eaten in place of their white counterparts.
“Fiber reduces blood sugar levels, protects against colon cancer and nourishes the ‘good’ bacteria that live in your colon,” added Mr Mosley.