A lot of people think that changing your diet to lose weight means that you will be eating bland, boring meals every day. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of ingredients around that can help you lose weight – and taste great. You might need to become more inventive in the kitchen, but there is so much out there’s no need to avoid your weight loss challenge for the sake of taste.

Of course, the key to losing weight and getting fitter is all about doing exercise alongside eating healthier foods. Check my post on preparing for a marathon to find out more about that. However, they type of food that you eat will have a much bigger bearing on your progress. So, read on to find out more about these amazing and delicious foods that can help you achieve your goal.


Start the day with a bowl of porridge and some chopped fruit for breakfast. It will give you plenty of fibre and vitamins to kick off your morning with a bang. Plus, it will keep you feeling fuller for much longer, meaning you will avoid the temptation of mid-morning snacks. Here’s a guide to making the perfect bowl of oatmeal from


A lot of people won’t eat any fat at all when they are losing weight. But, this can work against you. There are good and bad fats, and you need the good stuff to keep you healthy – and to stop you from feeling hungry. The perfect example? The good old avocado. It’s full of healthy monounsaturated fats, fibre, and protein – which will also help with your weight loss. Stick to half an avocado a day or less, however. Too much of anything is always a bad idea.

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Fish is so healthy, and it’s always a surprise to hear when people say they don’t like it. There are some amazing, delicious fish out there, so you don’t have to stick to the old favourites like cod or haddock. Check out this fresh tilapia at for the perfect example. It’s tasty and packed full of protein – essential for growing muscle and shedding fat. Throw in some oily fish, too, for good measure. They are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for all kinds of things, including your mental prowess!

Black beans

Of course, fish is going to be off the menu if you are a vegetarian or vegan. So, get your source of protein from foods like black beans. They are jam-packed with the stuff, and the black bean is so versatile as a meat replacement. You can make warming casseroles, spicy chilis, and they even make a great burger. In fact, ask any meat eater to try a black bean dish, and most will be suitably impressed.


If you are struggling to get enough protein into your diet to put on muscle and lose weight, the answer lies with eggs. They are so adaptable, and you can compliment almost any meal with them. Try to avoid eating too much of the yolk, though, if you are intending on losing weight. So, let’s say you are making an omelette. Use one whole egg and just the whites of another two. If you’re not a fan of eggs, why not try protein shakes?

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