Dr Michael Mosley will often share his expert advice for those who need to lose a few pounds. He has spoken about the benefits of eating the right carbohydrates and high protein foods for weight loss.
He said: “Swap white pasta and white rice with lentils, beans, quinoa, wild rice and buckwheat.
“The ‘complex carbohydrates’ contain more fibre which supports the growth of friendly bacteria in your gut.
“Try to avoid eating potatoes and always choose multigrain or rye bread over white.
“Be careful when buying brown bread, as often the bread is just dyed brown and actually has more sugar than white bread.”
Eat high protein foods
Foods high in protein can help keep dieters feeling full and also help boost the metabolism, which promotes fat-burning in the body.
“This means regularly eating foods such as oily fish, seafood, chicken, red meat, eggs, tofu, beans, pulses, dairy and nuts,” Dr Mosley continued.
“These foods have been shown to curb carbohydrate cravings and will help you to feel fuller for longer.
“Eating enough protein is important. You should also try to restrict your intake of processed meats such as sausages, bacon and salami.”
Cut back on sugary foods
Tucking into foods high in sugar, especially processed treats, can cause serious health problems.
Dr Mosley warned Britons to “watch out” for hidden sugars as some foods contain more than expected.
He continued: “This includes completely cutting back on cakes, sweets, biscuits, crisps, fruit juices and soft drinks.
“These foods rapidly turn into sugar in your blood causing sugar spikes and weight gain – they are like the tip of the iceberg.
“You also need to watch out for hidden sugars, which lurk below the surface and sabotage weight loss (such as potatoes and white rice and bread).”
In order to stay healthy, Britons need to follow a balanced diet to ensure they get all the nutrients they need.
Combining a good diet plan with regular exercise is also important.