wewomen Newsletter
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...
Oscars 2014 Vanity Fair Bash: Our Fav LooksCelebrity silver foxes: hot men with grey hair
The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!Decision-making: A guide for the indecisive
Latest… 2016/10/28
Toning Your Bum: Ultimate Ways To Firm Up That Butt
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
Everything You Need To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
See all Health and Fitness guides
Video: How to stay healthy on holiday
See all Health and Fitness videos