Pumpkin diet: Lose weight fast during menopause with autumn foods that 'keep you full'

They are also a nutrient-rich food, “a healthy way to fill up” and “their fibre promotes digestive health, too, helping you to go more regularly,” the trainer revealed.

He also recommended having pumpkin seeds as they have tryptophan, “an amino acid that helps make a chemical called serotonin that helps you sleep”.

“As well as making you feel good, serotonin plays a huge role in promoting good quality sleep,” the trainer explained.

Another suggestion from Michael was stuffed pumpkins. Simply “slice off the top of a small pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and set it in the oven to roast,” he said. “Then, stuff with whatever delicious filling you like, whether that’s green lentils, roasted vegetables or nuts and goat’s cheese.”

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