A few tweaks turn this tra­di­tional take­away into a low-fat, high-fi­bre dish. It’s quite a catch

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Stream­lined fish ’n’ chips


Okay, so beer-bat­tered cod might not be as bad for your midriff as a heavy pints sesh, but al­co­hol in­creases ap­petite and re­duces fat burn*, so you’re more likely to fin­ish ev­ery last chip – and each one will show on your waist­line. Bet­ter tee­to­tal your bat­ter.


Chips made from spuds are so 2016. This year, it’s all about green fries. Re­search* shows eat­ing one por­tion of green beans or other legumes a day for six weeks re­sults in more weight loss than when you leave them out. Dish up.


No fish sup­per would be com­plete with­out a le­mon wedge. And, if slim­ming’s your game, it could be the dif­fer­ence be­tween a gold and, well, no medal. It’s a source of vi­ta­min C, obvs, which, says a study*, boosts fat break­down while ex­er­cis­ing.


Think fry­ing your fish in olive oil is a bad move? Think again. Re­search* has found that a Mediter­ranean diet (with added ex­tra vir­gin olive oil) reg­u­lates body fat lev­els bet­ter than a low-fat eat­ing plan. Slick.


Tinned peas can con­tain al­most 2g of added sugar per 100g – bit much, isn’t it? So go for fresh in­stead. Re­duc­ing your sugar in­take to be­low 10% of your daily calo­ries could lead to 1.8lb weight loss*. Ev­ery lit­tle counts.

Orig­i­nal fish and chips Key in­gre­di­ents: Cod • Beer • Pota­toes Cals: 890 Sat fat: 4.3g Lite fish and chips Key in­gre­di­ents: Pol­lock • Le­mon • Green beans Cals: 600 Sat fat: 4g

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