The best foods for weight loss
On the Weight Watchers Program you have the freedom to eat and track your favourite foods, and still achieve your weight-loss goals. But, according to a 20-year study published by the Harvard School of Public Health, certain foods are linked to a pattern of long-term weight gain or loss. So, what are the top foods to enjoy and limit?
Simply the best…
Remember being told to eat all those broccoli stalks and mushy peas on your plate when you were a kid? Your mum was right. There’s no end to the scientific research on the benefits of a diet high in vegetables for health and weight loss. You can add bulk to meals by piling your plate with 0 SmartPoints™ value vegies in a range of colours, including asparagus, squash, cauliflower and capsicum. The best part? You won’t need to go back for seconds because your appetite will be satisfied with a relatively small amount of kilojoules.
Thanks to their amazing health benefits, wholegrains have had their turn in the scientific spotlight in recent years. Eating two or three serves daily has been consistently reported to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases (including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers) by between 20 and 30 per cent. A diet high in wholegrains is also associated with a lower body mass index, waist circumference and risk of being overweight, which is great news for slimmers. To help stay on track, choose wholegrains for at least half of all your bread, cereal and grain serves.