Dieters advised to adopt Nordic weight loss strategy

A Norwegian-based diet could help people lose weight, according to new research.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that 181 overweight volunteers lost double the amount of weight on the Nordic diet, than they did on an average Danish diet.
The diet is based on seasonal berries, cold-climate vegetables, wild meat and fat-rich fish. The dietician Geraldine Georgeou told the paper that the foods are typically “rich in omega-3 fats and mono-unsaturated fats, low in saturated fats and high in fibre and lean proteins”.
Ms Georgeou encourages switching to fresh oily fish – such as herring, mackerel and salmon – as it’s “rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, which studies show can help with weight loss”. She also advises eating game meat as opposed to beef, as it provides long-lasting energy.
Other staple parts of the diet include berries such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, green vegetables such as kale and cabbage, and using rye bread instead of wheat for sandwiches. Cooking with rapeseed oil as opposed to olive oil is also recommended as it’s lower in saturated fat.

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