Feel The Berry Burn


Fat-burning food of the month: Blueberries.

Unlike Violet Beauregarde, eating blueberries will deflate you with their fat-burning properties. In one study, they inhibited fat cell development to the tune of 73%. Berry eaters gained sleeker physiques, lower cholesterol and better insulin sensitivity, leading to improved energy conversion from carbs. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found eating berries twice daily got results. Here are four ways to make your quota:


Breakfast: Blueberry bircher

For a great fat-burning kick start to the day, mix a handful of blueberries with one small peeled and grated apple in a bowl. Add 2tbsp rolled oats and 1tbsp Greek yoghurt.


Lunch: Blueberry salad

To keep the pound-shedding going all afternoon mix a handful of spinach and rocket leaves with ½ sliced avocado, a handful of blueberries and a scattering of crumbled blue cheese.


Dinner: Fruity couscous

Cook 100g couscous according to packet instructions, mix with a sprinkling of raisins, blueberries and chopped dried apricots. Top with almonds and serve with lamb chops.


Dessert: Iced berries

Treat yourself to a fat-searing dessert to top the day off. Heat 25g white chocolate with 1tbsp single cream in the microwave for one minute. Stir and pour the sauce over 200g frozen berries.



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