“Avoid greasy hamburgers, bacon and processed sausages in favour of fish, lean meats such as turkey or chicken, beans and free-range eggs.
“Eating healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, avocados and walnuts, or fermented foods like kimchi, live yoghurt and miso can benefit your insulin balance, gut bacteria, hormones, and weight management.”
Lose the booze.
Dr Fisher said: “Alcohol makes you gain weight around your midsection, without you realising. It’s so easy to guzzle down hundreds, even thousands, of liquid calories.
“Extra alcohol units also place strain on the liver, which is already working over time to break down the toxic visceral fat acids, if you carry excess visceral fat.