Weight loss: Michael Mosley on ‘foods we should eat but hate’

Dr. Michael Mosley is on a mission to help people lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. During her conversation with wellness expert Liz Earle during a Facebook Live session, the weight loss guru talked about her Fast 800 program and the foods you “should be eating” that not only help with weight loss, but also promote good long-term health.

Liz said: “Cut the carbs, do less carbs, less sugar and good healthy fats.

“Would you say it’s a basic?” »

Michael explained, “The initial goal is to aim for 800-900 calories, it can be low carb depending on how you want to go.

“Then you move on to intermittent fasting where you take a low-carb approach just a few days a week.

“Then you switch to a healthy Mediterranean diet, which is about 20% protein, 40% fat, and 40% carbs.

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Dr. Michael then shared one of his favorite recipes created by Clare.

He said: “She bakes a delicious red chocolate cake – and you wouldn’t believe it.

“Seventy-eight percent dark chocolate and red beans and you think it’s going to be awful but it’s insanely delicious.”

Clare’s Red Bean Cake

“Challenge anyone to guess the main ingredient in this rich chocolate cake, or that it has no added sugar,” Clare said.

“High in fiber (even cocoa is 30% fiber), but melts in your mouth and is almost guilt-free.”

The recipe serves 12 and there are 250 calories per serving.

It takes five minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook.


1. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Butter a 20 cm diameter cake tin and line the bottom with lightly buttered parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, mix the kidney beans, vanilla extract, eggs, a tablespoon of water, a pinch of salt and the coconut oil until smooth. This should take about four to five minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour the mixture into a cake tin, gently press the raspberries onto the surface and bake for about 30 minutes.

4. Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before unmolding it on a wire rack.

You can also make cupcakes from this mixture. Instead of a cake tin, use a cupcake tray and line it with paper liners. They will need less time in the oven, around 15-20 minutes.

Note: Drain and rinse all canned beans and lentils before use (drained liquid usually contains starch and salt, which is not necessary). The drained weights and calories of canned ingredients vary (sometimes dramatically) from brand to brand.

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