We all know how you can put on weight by eating, but do you know you can also lose weight by eating? Nutritionist Audrey Wong tells us how.
Switch to the healthy fats
Our body needs fat for proper functioning. Fats recommended are coconut oil, sesame oil, pure butter, canola oil, olive oil and peanut oil.
Add protein to your salads
Protein increases metabolism and is useful for slimming. Make sure you take about 300 grams of meat or fish daily. Use beans to substitute for red meat.
When you eat meat, take good quality red meat like organic beef or lamb which have heart-healthy omega-3 fat.
Go against the grain
We love rice and noodles too, but you can get the same texture and taste from healthier alternatives like brown rice, tapioca, buckwheat or quinoa. Eat less starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes or yams, preferably steamed or baked. (Find out about the wonder grain that helps you lose weight and can help your skin cells regenerate.)
Explore different ways to eat vegetables
Eat more green and leafy vegetables and keep root vegetables to a minimum if you are trying to slim down. Steam or stir fry your vegetables for easier digestion. Raw salads can be challenging for some people and cause indigestion and constipation.
Drink more water
Drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water every day as it removes metabolic waste from your body (and gives you really amazing skin, too.) Try adding lemon or fresh mint to your water — refreshing, delicious, and zero calorie!
Drink milk substitutes
Craving for a rich chocolate milkshake? Go ahead and indulge, but use milk substitutes like non-sweetened soy or brown rice milk.
Find a healthier “sugar” fix
Use natural wholesome sweeteners like honey, molasses, whole sugar cane syrup and stevia, and avoid white sugar and artificial sweeteners.
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Bonus beauty tip: Consider non-invasive fat-blasting treatments
Our sister site, Aesthetics & Beauty, has rounded up a list of 7 non-invasive treatments that blast fat from problem areas like the tummy, arms, and thighs.