People Who Eat This Food Are More Likely To Make Their Goal Weight
If you’re trying to lose weight or hit a target, chances are you’ve tried every diet or plan under the sun.
You might have cut carbs, skipped on the sugar, or taken the tee-total route to a flatter tummy.
But according to new data from MyFitnessPal app – which tracks your fitness goals and progress, users who came within five percent of their weight loss goals all had one thing in common.
Chowing down on fibre.
Analysing the data from the app’s 150 million users in 2015, the health fitness fanatics who hit their goals in 2015 ate 30 percent more fibre than those who didn’t meet their goals.
The team also noticed a trend in cooking with natural oils, noting avocado oil is up 77percent and coconut oil is up nearly 16 percent.
They also added that people have been eating fewer grains (18.7%), less bread (-9.6%), cereal (-20%) and pasta (-12.75%) – which is typical of the popular diet trend of eating healthy fats and encouraging lower consumption of carbohydrates.
Other popular foods that topped the list included almonds and yoghurt.
Speaking to Women’s Health, Keri Gans, R.D. and author of The Small Change Diet, explained:
“Fibre digests slowly, therefore it keeps you fuller for longer.
“If you are more satiated you are less likely to overeat.”