You will also gain back the weight (and sometimes more) the minute you start eating ‘normally’ again. Rather than vilifying all carbs, eat the right ones. These include wholegrain unrefined carbohydrates such as wholegrain or rye bread, quinoa, wholewheat pasta, brown rice, sweet potatoes and oats. These are all great sources of fibre (a very low-carb diet is almost always accompanied by the nasty side effect of constipation), and packed full of a variety of other vitamins and minerals.
5. Myth: Going ‘fat-free’ will help with weight loss
Your body needs good sources of fat in the diet to burn fat, stresses Michelle. This means ensuring that you eat plenty of healthy, unsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds, peanut butter, avocado and olive oil.
These fats have multiple health benefits, and add satiety to food (they fill you up!). They are proven to lower the risk of heart disease, and aid the body in the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Incorporate them daily into your diet in moderate amounts to feel fuller and more satisfied, helping you lose weight and keep it off for good.