I find now that there are so many different articles in the press and on TV about what we should and should not eat that it can become so very confusing.
Certainly the fact that we were told to avoid fat has lead to a large increase in sugar being added to foods and this now is being regarded as a much bigger problem
You can now find so many ‘diets’ that advocate cutting out carbs and this in itself will probably result in weight loss but is it sustainable.
My mantra, which I use when discussing healthy eating with my clients is to try to avoid processed foods and to cook fresh ingredients whenever possible. Coupling this with a healthy balance of food which includes some carbohydrates, protein, fats and natural sugars. Using olive oil and natural yoghurt for example when cooking.
The main key is portion sizes, regular meals and avoiding snacking which is so much easier to do when you are eating a balanced diet.
If you would like to discuss healthy eating with me I would love to hear from you!