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5 Diet Tips the Nutrition Experts Swear by

Simple – and sensible – weight-loss tricks you should try today



1. Always Eat Breakfast

‘Eat breakfast. It’ll energise you for the day and keep your diet in check.’ – Dr Mehmet Oz, via Twitter


2. Use the apple test

‘If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry.’
– Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules


3. Avoid late-night snacks

‘Finish eating three hours before bedtime. Your metabolism slows down when you sleep, so you shift from fat burning to fat storage.’
– Dr Mark Hyman, author of UltraMetabolism


4. Cut out salt and fizzy drinks

‘Cut sodium and carbonation! Carbonation can bloat your stomach, making it appear distended for hours or even days. Sodium holds onto fluid.’ – Nutrition expert Erin Palinski


5. Have a carb-free afternoon

‘No carbs after lunch is one of the hardest [rules] to follow. But if you follow this rule you will lose weight.’ – Bob Harper, trainer, via Twitter


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