Michael Mosley’s weight loss tips to lose fat with four key strategies

Via Peters

Michael Mosley’s weight and fat loss tips centre around a few key strategies.

The presenter and former doctor is the creator of The Fast 800 diet and the 5:2 diet.

Mosley is a huge advocate of intermittent fasting and the Mediterranean diet which he claims are the best – and fastest – ways for people to lose weight.

There are also two food types he recommends cutting down on to lose fat, including certain ‘diet foods’, The Mirror reported.

He said: “Science shows that the most effective way to lose weight is by following a diet that incorporates intermittent fasting, time restricted eating and the Mediterranean diet.

“Which is why I came up with The Fast 800.”

His new ITV programme ‘Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?’ airs March 16 on ITV.

Here we take a look at four key tips for your diet in order to help you lose weight fast.

Cut down on sugar

Michael Mosley recommends cutting down on sugar to lose weight

Mosley recommends that anyone hoping to lose weight quickly should “cut right down on sugar, sugary treats, drinks and desserts.”

He explained: “That includes most breakfast cereals, which are usually full of sugar, as well as most commercial smoothies.”

The 5:2 diet creator says to limit your food and drink containing more than 5 percent sugar to “no more than twice a week”.

He explained: “To make a serious impact on your belly fat, cutting out sugar spikes is key.

“A surprising number of ‘diet’ snacks and drinks are high in sugar and are marketed as diet foods because they happen to be low in fat.”

Intermittent fasting

According to Mosley, intermittent fasting can make fat burning easier.

In his Fast 800 plan, fasting days shouldn’t involve eating more than 800 calories.

“Not only do you simply lose weight by eating fewer calories, but your body responds to the stress of fasting by enhancing hormone function to facilitate weight loss and burn fat for energy,” he explained.

“Short-term fasting can lead to several changes in the body that make fat burning easier.”

High-intensity training

Exercise is vital for many reasons. Mosley said: “It’s amongst the best things you can do for a long and healthy life.”

However, keep in mind that exercise alone isn’t enough to get rid of fast. But it will increase your chances of keeping it off.

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Limit starchy carbs

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Mosley recommends limiting starchy carbs like bread, pasta, potatoes and white rice.

Instead, he recommends switching to whole grains like bulgur (cracked wheat), whole rye, wholegrain barley, wild rice and buckwheat.”

He added: “Brown rice is okay. Legumes such as lentils, kidney beans and chickpeas are healthy and filling too.”

On what you should eat instead, he advises: “Switching “to a low carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet.”

This includes adding more olive oil and nuts to your diet alongside plenty of eggs, full-fat yoghurt, oily fish and vegetables.

He also recommends filling up on protein and veggies as they are “very satiating,” for only a few calories.


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