Here’s Why Caroline Flack Credits Eating MORE Food With Helping Her Drop A Stone

Restrictive eating is not on this star's menu.

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Anyone who’s ever went on a strict low-calorie plan, will know that it’s not only bad for both your health and your metabolism in the long run, it’s also damn near impossible to stick to.

Inevitably, you’ll commit religiously to that low-calorie count for a little while, before caving and binging on a half litre tub of Ben N Jerrys, and er, everything else you can find in the kitchen.

But more and more, personal trainers and nutritionists alike are saying that in order to burn fat and keep your metabolism revved up you actually need to consume more food.

Now the eat-more-to-lose-more approach has been given the celebrity backing by former X Factor presenter Caroline Flack, who credits it with helping her lose over a stone.

Caroline Flack

Chatting to Your Fitness Magazine, Caroline revealed that her approach has been to eat a balanced diet without starving herself.

“It’s important to get the balance right, because I love eating. I don’t sit in the corner shaking and denying myself,” she tells the mag. “I love dark chocolate with sea salt. I used to calorie count, but I’ve been eating more calories and still losing weight.”

She continues: ‘I’m consuming more calories now than ever before, they’re just the right calories. I’m always starving in the morning so I eat a lot for breakfast, it’s usually scrambled or poached eggs, bacon, avocado, mushrooms or sometimes even steak.”

It’s not just that eating more just staves off hunger either; your body needs energy to be able to burn fat, so the more you take in (within reason) the more you’ll be able to burn.

Caroline Flack

Unfortunately that doesn’t give you free reign to eat whatever you want; as Caroline says it’s about eating “the right calories”: think whole foods that are rich in carbs, protein and healthy fats.

For Caroline, loading up on healthy foods and reducing her intake of sugar, alcohol and processed foods has had a big effect.

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