Here are some possible diet additions to consider, if you are on a weight-loss plan.

Protein

Adding a high quality source of lean protein will help you to build muscle tissue. Protein will also help you feel satiated and this may help keep you away from unnecessary snacking.  Skinless chicken and turkey are great sources and additions of lean protein to a weight-loss diet plan.

High fibre foods

High fibre foods such as whole-wheat bread and pasta are good sources of fibre. Try substituting the refined white rice for a brown rice version for added flavour and a boost of fibre.

Water

Opt to choose unflavoured water instead of the flavoured and sweetened alternatives as these products may be loaded with sugar as well as preservatives. Keep a water bottle with you at all times as a constant reminder to stay hydrated. Be sure to sip it throughout the day.

Fruit and vegetables

You can’t go wrong by stocking up weekly on fresh produce as they are loaded with nutrients including antioxidants as well as fibre. Fruits also contain natural sugar so consider replacing refined treats with fruit instead. Try to consume a variety of fruit and vegetables as each one has different nutrients to offer.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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