Weight loss diets can be limiting and difficult to fit into a busy lifestyle.
But there are some ways to shed the pounds which require minimal effort – and one of them is how you present your food on the plate.
One easy thing you can do to help with your slim down is fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables, according to Health Line.
Firstly, starchy vegetables generally contain more carbohydrates and carbohydrates than non-starchy ones.
Starchy vegetables include potatoes, corn and navy beans, whereas spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower are non-starchy.
Filling half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables is an easy way to stick on top of your diet, as they are low in calories, packed with nutrients fibre and water.
It can also save you the hassle about worrying about serving sizes and calories.
While many people indulge in a banana or berries for their breakfast as it is considered healthy, some experts believe diet plans can be ruined with the addition of fruit.
Diet expert Martina Della Vedova, Nutritionist at Natures Plus claimed those looking to lose weight should never opt for just fruit at breakfast.
He said: “Fruit is a fantastic food especially when in season, as this makes it more nutritious than ever.
“Fruits are a great source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fibre, but also rich in sugars, so binging on fruit is not a good idea.
“We need a balanced breakfast to avoid insulin swings, so rather than just having fruit for breakfast try a handful of nuts and seeds and a cup of Greek yogurt.
“These are a great addition of good fats and proteins.”
One of the food types you can add to your breakfast to help you lose weight is protein.
Protein foods are much more filling, so adding it your first meal of the day will keep you fuller for longer – helping you to eat less and lost weight, according to nutritionist Cassandra Barns.