High Fibre Foods

So its January and you have decided to start dieting to lose weight, that’s great, there is nothing better than feeling good within yourself and being happy with how you look.

When dieting the hardest part is you’re eating less so hunger kicks in at certain times of the day and you want to snack. This can lead to you not losing weight as quickly or as affectively as you would like.

I have found the key to keeping hunger at bay is eating foods that induce satiety. High protein and high fibre foods keep you fuller for longer.

You don’t need me to tell you that the highest protein comes from meat and fish but with fat loss being the plan white meat (chicken and turkey) are low in fat which will help more towards a lower calorie intake. Fish is high in fat but healthy fats so this is a must to keep you healthy but be aware if you eat a lot of fish this could affect your weight loss goal if you are using a calorie target.

High in fibre foods

Fruit – Pears, Apples, Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), Melon, Guava

Vegetables – Broccoli, Avocado, carrots,

Nuts and seeds – Chia seeds, Flax seeds

Carbohydrates – Oats, quinoa (this is a double your money food source as it is high in protein compared to other carbohydrate sources)

Beans and Pulses – Kidney beans, Lentils, chickpeas, black beans

By including just a few from the above list into your daily diet you will achieve your weight loss and healthy eating goals without it feeling like a chore when dealing with hunger.

High Fibre Breakfast

Just as an example for an ultra-high fibre breakfast to kick start your day, you could have porridge, with berries and chia seeds (the amount is up to you depending on your calories for the day). Not only would this be high in fibre but you would get a good source of omega 3 and amino acids from the chia seeds and antioxidants from the berries.