By Brooke Davie
Blueberries: These juicy berries are low in sugar and packed with antioxidants. They’re a great snack for a 3 pm pick-me-up, and an easy addition to your breakfast smoothie.
Chilli: Proven to speed up your metabolism whilst adding a delicious kick to your meal.
Whole grains: Your body will burn twice the amount of calories when you are chowing down on these fat fighting grains. You can find them in oatmeal, brown rice and some breads and muesli – check the labels.
Green tea: Drinking green tea helps speed up your metabolism. It also encourages your body to burn abdominal fat. Swap at least one of your cups of coffee for green tea. For something different, try a herbal infusion, like jasmine or mint.
Pears and Apples: These water rich fruits are filled with fibre. Eat the skin to maximise fibre intake which will keep you fuller for longer.
Nuts: Healthy snack options, like mixed nuts, have good fats and proteins to help build muscle and reduce cravings. If you’re buying them in a store, buy the non-salted variety.
Chia seeds: Easy to add to any meal, these small but powerful seeds aid digestion, are packed with fibre and host a bunch of nutrients your body will love.
Oysters: These slippery seafood sensations are approximately 50 calories per 6 oysters and are rich in zinc which helps to decrease appetite.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah): With 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre per cup, this whole grain is a must have in your diet for fat busting and overall health.
Beans: Because they’re low GI, eating beans will release energy for a lot longer, which keeps your full and energetic for longer. They’re also a great source of fibre.
By BB intern Brooke Davie.
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