Want to keep the weight off in the first place? Have a glass of lactose-rich milk. The complex carbs help keep insulin levels low, which stops your body storing fat.
Eating fish can keep you away from the biscuit barrel. It makes you more sensitive to the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin – and less likely to snack.
Forget second helpings. Pineapple is a low-calorie fruit tasty enough for pudding – and makes you feel satisfied faster because it contains a digestive aid.
A natural stimulant, caffeine speeds up the rate at which your body uses energy, forcing you to burn more calories and break down fat in your body.
Turkey shouldn’t just be for Christmas. It’s a great source of lean protein and, as your body works harder to digest protein than carbs or fats, you’ll boost your calorie burn in the process.
6. English mustard
This fiery sauce will kick-start your metabolism as well as your taste buds. Team English mustard with lean roast beef in a healthy, fat-fighting salad.
7. Miso soup
Made with seaweed, a bowl of miso a day can increase weight loss by 10%. Plus it gives you iodine, which keeps your metabolism ticking over nicely.
8. Olive oil
Swap your creamy salad dressing for one made with olive oil as it’s full of monounsaturates. When you work out, they help you break down fat faster.
This is so fibrous, you’ll use most of the calories digesting it. But as celery adds crunch and bulk to salads, soups and stews, you’ll feel fuller.