Weight loss is something many Britons still want to achieve, even with summer out of the way.
There are many diet and exercise plans that exist to help people achieve those goals, but many can be time-consuming and costly.
However, there are many ways to lose weight that are easy and affordable, even targeting stubborn belly fat.
One way to speed up weight loss is by eating this 9p breakfast staple, that can boost energy levels, boost vitamin levels and blast belly fat.
According to nutritionist Cassandra Burns, eating porridge for breakfast is one of the best things you can do for your health, and for your waistline.
“Oats are a good source of slow-releasing energy and, unlike most other breakfast cereals, don’t contain any added sugar,” began Cassandra.
“This means they can help to keep your energy (and appetite) stable until lunchtime, rather than causing a crash by mid-morning.”
As a breakfast option, there are few better than porridge, coming in at around 9p per serving and being quick and easy to make.
It’s also great for the waistline, at around 150 calories per serving.
Porridge is full of whole grains and therefore fibre, with fibre being a key component in keeping belly fat at bay.
“Being whole grains, oats are a natural source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B1, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc, which have many vital roles in the body including supporting energy and immunity,” revealed the nutritionist.
“Most breakfast cereals are low in these natural nutrients and have to be fortified with synthetic vitamins, which may not be as easily used by our body.
“Nairn’s Scottish Porridge Oats (£1.99, www.nairns-oatcakes.com) are a particularly good source of magnesium.”
For Britons incorporating exercise into their weight-loss regime, porridge offers the perfect muscle fuel.
Cassandra revealed: “Porridge is a great breakfast for fitness fanatics or gym-goers – either before or after training.
“The slow-releasing carbohydrates in oats are fantastic for powering a workout or for restoring muscles after training, and magnesium is vital for muscle function too.”
Add nuts, seeds or fruit to porridge for added protein, good fats and nutrition and to construct a completely balanced breakfast.
On top of being low in sugar, calories, high in fibre and great for weight loss, porridge is also able to lower cholesterol, naturally.
One aspect of the Angels’ pre-fashion show diet is eating certain foods for breakfast, and the Angels favour porridge and protein-packed eggs.