Potatoes: your secret weapon for weight loss
Article in images


© CNIPT-Y Bagros

Baked in the oven, potatoes are cooked for longer, and this increases their glycaemic index, which means that their sugars are more rapidly absorbed into the body and risk being stored as fat.

Mash can also be a calorific way of cooking potatoes if you add butter and cream. Cut out the fats, use skimmed milk and plenty of flavouring instead (nutmeg is delicious in mash) and it's much better for you - you can indulge without feeling too guilty!

Sautéed potatoes also equal quick absorption of sugar into the bloodsteam...to say nothing of the fat they're cooked in (130 kcal/100g). Avoid them if you can.


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Perfect baby names for FebruaryThe most memorable movie kisses of all time
100 baby names fit for a royalThe funniest A-list reactions to the paparazzi
Latest… 05/01/2018
5 Ways To Gain More Confidence
Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
The Mediterranean Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Abdominal Exercises video | Killer abs & no sit ups!
See all Health and Fitness videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...