10 Greatest Weight Loss Tips (Preview)

Need to shift a few pounds? Make these easy changes to your diet – and watch the fat fall off!


Posted: 7 January 2011

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1 Swap your regular cheese for goat's cheese. It's 40 per cent lower in calories than the stuff made from cow's milk.

2 Sprinkle cinnamon on a yoghurt each day to burn fat. The spice is a powerful metabolism raiser; half a teaspoon a day is enough to burn an extra kilo a month.

3 Sip green tea. It contains a compound that reacts with caffeine to boost both fat oxidisation and resting metabolic rate by 20 per cent.

4 Eat beans, such as the cannellini, haricot or kidney varieties. People who add them to each meal are 22 per cent less likely to become obese.

5 Drink milk. Calcium prevents the storage of fat at a cellular level.

6 Slice your food to consume 20 per cent fewer calories. People rate sliced servings as 27 per cent larger than equal amounts of whole veg.

7 If it didn't grow, walk or swim, don't eat it. Processed foods are loaded with harmful trans-fats and  artificial sweeteners that play havoc with your metabolic system.

8 Putting tomatoes in your sandwiches will keep you feeing fuller for longer, and will make you less likely to gorge on mid afternoon snacks. The fruit suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for hunger pangs.

9 Drinking a glass of carrot juice a day will help you lose four pounds over 12 weeks compared with non-juice drinkers. It's high in fibre and nutrients that help burn the blubber.

10 Eat three 250kcal protein-rich snacks a day: those who do are 30 per cent more likely to lose weight.

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Thanks for the tips, only -- one point is actually dangerous.

Cinnamon is poisonous. It's a fun spice, but it's relatively easy to poison yourself with the coumarin contained in it. Especially if you have blood coagulation problems like thrombocytopenia, vitamin K deficiency or similar. Please take a look at for example wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coumarin


Posted: 03/03/2011 at 10:55

Oh dear oh dear!!!! weight loss in the grave isn't much help!!!!!


Posted: 14/10/2011 at 12:59

But you WOULD lose weight...


Posted: 14/10/2011 at 13:08

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