Maintaining a healthy weight is important for a number of reasons including lowering the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease. However losing weight can often be hard with there being a variety of different restrictive diets on the market.
He explained: “For example, a mixture of dried prunes, dates, raisins and dried apricots.
“These dried fruits aid weight loss because they are full of fibre which makes you feel full and satisfied for longer.
“They are also packed with vitamins and minerals and are a great source of antioxidants.
“Many of these dried fruits promote weight loss, improve digestion and prevent overeating due to their richness in dietary fibre, which also helps the body get rid of toxins which is beneficial for digestion and gut health.”
“Plantain chips are a great healthy substitute for your regular packet of crisps.”
Eating food in moderation is also another key aspect of the weight loss journey.
Dark chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can actually provide the body with a lot of benefits.
David said: “Dark chocolate is another yummy healthy snack that can be beneficial for weight loss as it can help reduce cravings for sweet or unhealthy foods and promote the feeling of fullness.
“Dark chocolate can also aid your metabolism as it is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids which help boost your metabolism and as a result you will burn calories faster.
“However, when choosing dark chocolate make sure you check the ingredients as many are still packed full of sugar.”
Yoghurt is also another great snack option as well as being a suitable breakfast for weight loss.
It is filling as well as being high in protein and it can be topped with a variety of different fruits to make it more appealing.
Yoghurt can also be topped with honey for added sweetness.
David went on: “Yoghurt is a high-protein snack and due to its complex chemical structure, the body breaks it down gradually which can help you to keep that feeling of fullness.
“This in turn will make you less likely to reach for additional snacks and help you to control your calorie intake which will help with weight loss.
“It is also a calcium-rich food which helps to burn fat and promote weight loss.
“Hummus is a great source of fibre and protein, which can help to promote weight loss.
“It is full of fibre and protein which both make you feel fuller for longer making you less likely to overindulge. Hummus is also great for digestion and it can be enjoyed with carrots, celery, and peppers which are all a great source of dietary fibre.”