Some of the do's and don'ts
- Avoid the many food fad diets, they may work briefly but don’t last and may deplete your body of essential vitamins and trace minerals that are vital to good health.
- Avoid manufactured packet food especially breakfast cereals which often contain a great deal of sugar.
- Avoid margarines and other butter substitutes as well as polyunsaturated seed oils and soya products. (Read more)
- Avoid eating sugar whenever you can especially in tea and coffee. Substitute fresh or dried fruit to satisfy the desire for sweet things.
- Avoid fried food.
- Consider cakes, biscuits and sweets as a treat and avoid eating them every day.
- Don't count calories - read more.
- Avoid colas and other sugary drinks including the diet versions.
- Remember that alcoholic drinks contain sugar.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE EATING - IT'S VERY SIMPLE
- Do eat a wide range of fresh vegetables, organic if possible, green leaf as well as red and orange coloured ones. Raw vegetables are especially beneficial.
- Do eat a good selection of whole fresh fruit.
- Eat whole oranges and apples instead of just the juice.
- Make and eat 100% wholemeal bread. (Read more)
- Eat sugar-free muesli, porridge or fresh fruit and wholemeal bread for breakfast.
- Eat a moderate amount of meat and fish.
- Eat whole, full fat dairy products - milk, (unpasteurised where possible), butter, cheese, yoghourt and eggs.
- Sweeten slightly acid stewed fruit with mashed banana instead of sugar.