There’s a misconception that it is impossible to lose weight if you’re on a Nigerian diet. Most Nigerian food is characteristically heavy, and people who are trying to lose weight tend to completely avoid Nigerian meals. Good news! You don’t have to give up the Nigerian food that you love just so you can lose weight. Here are some tips that will help you lose weight on a Nigerian diet.
1. Cut down the carbohydrates
Nigerian meals tend to contain a lot of carbs. Excess carbohydrate is stored in the body as fat which leads to weight gain. If you cut down the rate at which you consume meals such as eba, yam, semovita, rice and bread, your body will be forced to make use of the fat that has been stored and you will lose weight. Instead of eating heavy carbs every day, you can have them once a week.
2. Reduce your oil intake
nstead of deep frying your meat, chicken or plantain. You should grill them instead. It will still be delicious, and it’s a healthier option.
3. Eat more fibre
Incorporate food that is rich in fibre into your diet. This will help you feel full for longer, and you won’t feel the need to constantly snack. Fruits are a great example of food that is rich in fibre.
4. Eat spicy foods
Pepper helps your food to digest faster, and it also helps you eat slowly.
5. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of calories
It’s easy to be tempted to snack on Plantain chips, gala or fanyogo. The problem is these snacks are high in calories and cause you to gain weight. A great alternative is fruits.