Weight loss: Michael Mosley on why you shouldn’t eat bananas if you want to lose weight

Dr. Michael Mosley is the man behind a bunch of diets: The Fast 800, 5:2, The Way of Life and his latest diet – The Fast 800 Keto. With decades of knowledge when it comes to losing weight, there are two foods that someone would be advised to give up if they are looking for quick results. One of the common fruits, bananas, which most families consume almost every day.

The National Health Service (NHS) recommends the average adult consume five servings of different fruits and vegetables per day.

However, some experts say that eating seven or more servings is healthier.

Either way, fruits and especially vegetables provide the body with a lot of essential nutrients.

But according to Dr. Michael, there are some fruits you should eat less of, and some vegetables you should eat more of if you are looking to lose weight.

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During a conversation with sbs.com, the diet expert said, “Fruit is great if you’re healthy but if you have weight to lose, switching to less sugary fruits like apples and berries may be wise.”

For example, mangoes are very high in natural sugars: one medium-sized mango contains 45 grams of sugar.

To put that in comparison to other muffins, one cup of grapes has 23 grams, a cup of berries contains five grams, and a whole pie has 1.33 grams of sugar.

Dr. Michael continued: “If you are young and thin so you can get away with it [eating sugary fruits] You can not particularly [consume lots of mangoes or banans] If you are looking to lose weight.

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To add to this, there are some general foods that should be avoided when dieting.

The diet expert said: “Anything you can buy at a service station is super-processed foods and convenience items we all know are bad for us but still eat in amazing amounts.

“If it was marketed heavily, in bright packaging and full of fat, sugar and salt, it could potentially affect our health and mood — not for the better.”

He added, “To avoid temptation, don’t bring home the usual suspects (biscuits, chips, anything made with cheap factory ingredients), or if they’re already hiding in the pantry, throw them in the trash.

Instead, fill your fridge with whole, fresh ingredients and stock your cupboard and freezer with canned and frozen fish, vegetables, and legumes.

“Meal replacement shakes also have their place in moderation if you’re particularly busy or travel frequently.”

In terms of snacks, most people will reach for a piece of fruit.

But following Dr. Michael’s advice regarding sugary fruits, he suggests choosing nuts or unsalted vegetables.

“If you want to lose weight and maintain it, it will require a certain amount of commitment,” he said.

“But you don’t have to suffer. Good food must be pleasure, and it is a matter of rediscovering those pleasures.”

At the most basic level, says Dr. Michael, losing weight and striving for better health is about enjoying food and enjoying life.

“What you eat has a profound effect on your mental health, and therefore your energy levels,” he added.

“Once the virtuous circle begins, all other things become much easier.”

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