7 foods for losing weight
'Increase fibre in your diet and you’ll feel fuller by reducing levels of an appetite stimulating hormone called ghrelin, while increasing your levels of appetite suppressors,' says nutritional therapist Caroline Farrell.
'Legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans are a great source of fibre – try a Chickpea Curry for two, which can be thrown together in five minutes. Fry 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic in 1tsp oil for two minute, then add 2tsp curry powder and sauté until the onion is soft.
'Pour in 340ml water, 1 can drained chickpeas, 2tsp veg stock powder, 2tbsp tomato puree, 2tbsp ground almonds and a handful of spinach leaves. Simmer until the spinach wilts and the sauce thickens, and serve with brown rice.'