STRUGGLING to get enough protein into your plant-based diet? These vegan foods are packed with the nutrient – here's how they could help you lose weight. By Sophie Roberts/Published 6th December 2018 High protein diets help slimmers to build muscle and shed fat.Meat, dairy and eggs are some of the best sources of the nutrient.For this reason vegan fitness fans can struggle to get enough of the food type into their meals.If you’re looking to boost your protein intake, it’s important to learn which plant-based foods to consume.So what are the best ingredients to focus on? Related Articles How to lose weight: Seven foods which are surprisingly high in protein Susanna Reid weight loss: GMB star sheds 2st by ditching THIS from her diet Fitness guru reveals secrets behind her incredible figure – it's about exercising LESS Ten vegan-friendly protein foods:1. TofuBean curd is one of the best vegan sources of protein.The product, which is made from soy milk, … [Read more...] about Protein diet: Ten vegan foods that will help you to lose weight fast
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WANT to lose weight but can't seem to shift the pounds? These seemingly healthy foods could actually be making you gain weight. By Laura Mitchell/Published 5th December 2018 WEIGHT GAIN: Some diet foods can actually make you put on weight (Pic: GETTY) Trying to lose weight can be a minefield as there are so many diet options out there.To make matters even more complicated, many foods branded as "low-fat or “fat-free" could actually do more harm than good to your waistline.This is because some foods which you might think are healthy are actually packed with hidden sugar and calories. UNHEALTHY: Some shop bought smoothies are packed with sugar and calories (Pic: GETTY) Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com said: “We’ve all done it – headed for the healthy food aisles in the supermarket and come out laden with smoothies, trail mix and other tasty treats.“Look closely though and you’ll see that they can be packed with calories, sugar and fats.“There … [Read more...] about How to lose weight fast: Are these 10 ‘healthy’ diet foods secretly making you fat?
SOME "health" foods actually contain more sugar than you realise. By Laura Mitchell / Published 6th November 2018 SWEET STUFF: A lot of seemingly healthy foods contain large amounts of sugar (Pic: GETTY) Trying to lose weight can be a minefield when so many pre-made foods are packed with hidden sugars.Sugar is widely accepted as the culprit behind soaring obesity rates and tooth decay. All sugars are carbohydrates, found naturally in most foods.Their main nutritional value is in providing energy. However, sugar is also added to lots of foods, such as sweets, chocolate, cakes and fizzy and juice drinks. HEALTHY: Cutting down on sugar is one of the best ways to lose weight (Pic: GETTY) Canderel the UK’s largest sweetener brand, has collaborated with Corporate Nutritionist Lily Soutter to highlight how consumers can often gulp and munch their way through over half their entire days sugar allowance in one morning.Research reveals breakfast smoothies contain around 28g … [Read more...] about How to lose weight: Cut out these nine seemingly ‘healthy’ foods PACKED with hidden sugar
WE all know the basic formula for losing weight: eat less, move more. But almost every dieter has tried that and most of us have failed. We're still the same size, just slightly more tired and slightly poorer after forking out on pricey diet-friendly foods. So what's going wrong? We reveal the 14 things that could be stopping you from losing weight - and what you can do about them.1. Your brain doesn't want to diet A new study has found that some people's brains are more active in the self-control department than others. Scientists from McGill Univesity, Canada, looked the brain scans of 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, and they found that our ability to diet might actually have a lot to do with which parts of our brain fires most strongly. "What we found is that in humans, the control of body weight is dependent largely on the areas of the brain involved in self-control and self-regulation," said neurologist, Alain Dagher. "That area of the brain has the ability to take into … [Read more...] about 14 reasons you’re finding it difficult to lose weight – from ‘weight memory’ to PCOS
NOTHING can derail a diet like a 3pm sugar slump. When you're hungry, even the best intentions can go out of the window. So it follows that one of the key pillars of healthy eating and fat loss is keeping hunger at bay. You want to have a breakfast that not only energises you but sees you through until lunchtime, when you then have a meal that keeps your blood sugar level and thus avoiding any mid-afternoon cravings and fatigue. There have been plenty of theories banded around regarding how to curb our excess, from drinking a glass of water before tucking into main meals, to snacking on Worcestershire Sauce-flavoured soups. But you know, when it comes to that full-feeling, some dishes are better than others. We spoke to nutritionist Amanda Ursell to find out which foods naturally help to beat hunger:1. Omelette "People eat around 400 fewer calories over the whole day when they have a two-egg breakfast, for instance, in an omelette, compared with a breakfast rich in starchy, fast … [Read more...] about Eight foods to beat hunger cravings and help you lose weight – from curry to a roast dinner