Top 10 Weight Loss Foods:

The only certain method for losing weight is to take in less energy that you expend.
The following foods may help a little though and are all healthy additions to any diet.


1.Eggs – provide lecithin, which is turned into choline once eaten, a vital component of transmitters in the brain involved in memory.

Also very filling eat 2 poached or boiled eggs for breakfast and according to research you will eat 400 calories less during the rest of the day.

2.Almonds – provide healthy fats which help you to feel full

Have a palm full as a snack between meals

3.Oats – provide soluble fibre which can help reduce cholesterol, and keeps us feeling fuller for longer

Cook whole oats with milk, add a pinch of cinnamon and agave nectar to sweeten at the end of cooking time. Top with sliced banana, apple and walnuts.

4. Green Tea – an especially rich source of protective antioxidants and drinking several cups each day can help to increase metabolism.

Drink 4-5 cups throughout the day, add a squeeze of lemon if preferred.

5. Beans – provide soluble fibre, which is good for reducing cholesterol, balancing blood sugar and keeping you feeling full.

Have beans on wholegrain or rye toast for a healthy fast supper. Sugar free or reduced sugar beans are best.

6. Chillies – raise your metabolic rate for up to 2 hours after eating

Add to curries, pasta sauces and fish dishes.

7. Wholewheat pasta – releases its energy more slowly than white pasta, provides a great supply of energy for exercise and very filling

Cook prawns, chilli, asparagus, cherry tomatoes and toss into cooked wholegrain fusilli with chopped parsley and black pepper.

8. Asparagus – a diuretic food, which means it promotes the elimination of excess fluid from the body

Steam asparagus for 4-5 minutes as a starter or side dish

9. Apples an pears – lower GI than other fruits and apples are a particularly good source of pectin, a type of soluble fibre which may aid weight control.

Take with you as a portable, healthy snack so that you never need go more that 3-4 hours without eating.

10. Natural live yoghurt – low in fat and high in ‘good’ bacteria, which promote healthy digestion. Imbalances in gut bacteria have recently been linked with obesity and research suggests that modulating gut bacteria could be beneficial for improving blood sugar control.

Have natural yoghurt for breakfast topped with fruit, nuts and seeds.


Daisy Whitbread BSc (Hons) MSc ANutr DipION mBANT
www.chelseanutrition.co.uk 0207 460 0613