'I'm a dietician and there are seven small food and drink changes you can make to lose weight - dieting is not the answer'

Slim woman measuring waist / Woman eating salad

A dietician shared her simple weight loss strategies

Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 09/07/2024

- 18:45

Adding more protein, whole grains, vegetables and fibre are all effective methods for slimmers

Following a healthy diet is essential if you want to lose weight, and cultivating a nutritious meal plan can be simple if you follow a few key steps.

A dietician shared her "dietician-approved weight loss tips" for those who want to see real results. She encouraged slimmers to "start with small changes".

Steph Grasso told slimmers on TikTok to add more protein to their diets. The best protein sources to incorporate into your diet are beans, peas and lentils, nuts and seeds, lean meats, fish, dairy products and soy products.

Next, the expert told those on a weight loss journey to up their water intake. Water is calorie-free, and it also may suppress appetite as sometimes we believe that we are hungry when actually we are thirsty.

Woman drinking water

Those embarking on a weight loss journey should ensure they are drinking plenty of water in place of sugary drinks


Drinking water can also boost your workouts. The experts at HealthMatch said that proper hydration helps your joints, muscles, and connective tissues to move smoothly and correctly, which lowers the chances of sudden cramps and pain.

They added: "Regular water consumption also improves your heart and lung function, making you feel happier and healthier throughout the exercise.

"Put it simply, when you're properly hydrated, you're more likely to work out uninterrupted by shortness of breath, pain, or cramps. Your workout sessions will be more productive, and you'll burn more fat and calories, which accelerates your weight loss.

Swapping sugary drinks for water may be extremely beneficial for slimmers. Indeed, Britons can see "major" weight loss results by cutting out a type of drink that "makes it really hard to burn fat".

The expert also advised swapping from refined grains to whole grains. The higher fibre content in whole grains keeps the body feeling satiated for longer.

Feeling full means feeling less inclined to reach for unhealthy snacks throughout the day. The dietician stressed the importance of consuming more fibre.

Dietician-approved weight loss tips

  1. Add more protein
  2. Drink enough water
  3. Switch to whole grains
  4. Eat your vegetables
  5. Eat more fibre
  6. Don't skip meals
  7. Stop dieting

The expert also encouraged people who want to lose weight to stock up on their vegetables. Another expert shared the "best" vegetable to add to your diet if you want to lose weight.

Next, the dietician told slimmers to avoid skipping meals. Restrictive eating may mean consuming fewer calories. However, it is not a healthy or sustainable weight loss approach.



The dietician advised slimmers to stock up on vegetables


Eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner - plus weight-loss-friendly snacks and desserts - is essential.

Finally, the dietician urged slimmers to stay away from diets. Adhering to a strict diet may mean depriving yourself of the nutrients your body needs. Dieting is also not a sustainable practice - depriving yourself of specific foods that are deemed unhealthy may actually cause you to overeat them.

A personal trainer spoke exclusively to GB News about how eliminating an unhealthy ingredient and drink could help slimmers see major results.

For those who are looking to slim down, Britons have been told they can lose weight for good by ditching an "addictive" ingredient.

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