Autumn Food Essentials

Want to know what to eat this autumn to help you stay in shape as ahead of the (dare I say it) festive season? Try a combination of different fruits and vegetables that have healthy written all over them.

Number #1 in the shopping list has to be leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and lettuce. They’re all super-low-cal, loaded with fiber, and perfect in a hearty soup.

Avocados should in my opinion be a staple food all year round, but if you haven’t got into the guac stars then now is the time. They are filled with healthy fats and vitamins, and taste great spread over a fibrous oatmeal slice.

My favourite desk-snacks to fill up on are: apples, cucumbers and tomatoes. Apples are perfect at this time of year and may help you to eat less as they have a filling fibre. Cucumbers and tomatoes are both low calorie treats that can stop you from bloating.

Another great way to prevent bloating is to drink lemon water. It hydrates and flushes excess sodium from your body to flatten your stomach and lemon soothes your digestive system, which helps you banish bloat for good.

My final autumn food must-have is brown rice as it is a complex carb that takes a long time to digest, helping to keep you full. Serve it with fatty fish like salmon to fill up on your omega-3 fatty acids at the same time.

Are there any new ingredients that your planning to try this autumn? If you’re starting a weight loss plan ahead of Christmas I’d love to hear more about about what foods it involves.

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