Simple dietary additions could 'reduce body weight' and 'decrease fat mass' around the belly

Person pinching their belly with inset of egg

Dietary additions can make a significant difference over time

Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 27/02/2024

- 18:20

Updated: 29/02/2024

- 11:32

While most people focus on losing weight by cutting out entire food groups, making the right additions can offer promising results.

Among all the foods studied for weight loss purposes, protein-packed items are consistently labelled the most effective - and for a good reason.

In essence, increasing the intake of proteins reduces the build-up of harmful fats around the body’s midsections.

What’s more, protein is used by the body to build muscle mass, helping transform the form of the body as it sheds pounds.

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High protein diets can prevent a build-up of fat around the body's midsection


Over time, making small dietary changes such as adding eggs to eggs to the diet, can amount to significant results.

Superintendent pharmacist Abbas Kanani, from MRPharms, told GB News: “Eggs are very high in nutrients and help to delay feelings of hunger, making you feel full for longer.”

He added: "This can help reduce the desire for unhealthy snacking and reduce food intake. Eggs are a good source of protein and several clinical trials have found that consuming more protein not only reduces body weight but also helps with decreasing fat mass.”

Eggs are also beneficial for your metabolism because they offer a good range of all of the essential amino acids needed by the body.

Abbas noted: “Due to proteins having a high thermic effect, it helps your body burn more calories digesting and absorbing protein than of carbohydrates or fats.”

It’s crucial to note that eating eggs does not magically melt belly fat from the body but helps it stay fuller for longer.

Promoting satiety is one of the main reasons high-protein diets are highly recommended for weight loss.

When it comes to timing meals, Abbas insisted that there are no “hard and fast” rules, but some behaviours should be avoided.

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“It is advisable not to eat just before bed,” noted the expert. “Eating a bedtime snack just before bed may lead to an increase in weight gain.

“The extra meal adds extra calories and it can be harder to burn the calories late at night.”

Additionally, eating the first meal of the day within an hour of waking can give metabolism a boost.

It is worth noting, however, that everyone responds differently to various foods and timings. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss.

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