ITV’s Dr Michael Mosley shares food group you should eat more of to help lose weight

Dr Michael Mosley has shared a food type people can include more of in their diet to aid rapid weight loss.

The TV doctor is the resident weight loss expert on This Morning when he shares tips on how people can shed pounds. The health guru’s programs have also won a number of awards, and he was named “medical journalist of the year” by the British Medical Association for a ground-breaking program on Helicobacter pylori.

The 64-year-old founded the 5:2 diet which has helped thousands of people achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Mosley also created the Fast 800 Diet, which is a short-term diet that claims to boost rapid weight loss.

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The Fast 800 website states it is “used as a kick-start to improve metabolic health until a healthy weight is achieved, or for up to 12 weeks”. The diet involves eating 800 calories a day in the form of foods that are consumed within a low-carb Mediterranean diet in order to feel full – as Mirror Online reports.

Dr Mosley said the foods should be protein-rich, as well as being high in fiber and healthy fats. As part of his Fast 800 technique, Dr. Michael Mosley recommends that adults consume at least 60g of protein daily. However, he explains that this can actually be upped if you’re looking to lose weight. He claims that those who incorporate less than this amount of protein in their diets could be harming their metabolic rate.

He said: “Your body will cannibalize your muscles and your metabolic rate will go down.”

The British Heart Foundation states: “Most adults need around 0.75g of protein per kilo of body weight per day (for the average woman, this is 45g, or 55g for men). That’s about two portions of meat, fish, nuts or tofu per day.”

Protein-rich foods include:

  • eggs
  • Almonds
  • chicken breast
  • lean beef
  • Greek yogurt
  • Tofu
  • cottage cheese
  • Lentils
  • Spinach
  • Fish
  • Quinoa

If you plan on attempting the Fast 800 it is essential that you check with a health professional first, and you should also be cautious when reintroducing calories to your diet. While many weight-loss crash diets are criticized, both in nature and for the inability to keep the weight off, Dr Mosley believes his revamped Fast 800 diet is effective in the long term.

He said: “If you do a safe and effective rapid weight loss diet, two to three years down the road you’ll keep most of that weight off.”

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