Healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control health problems such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

But what is healthy eating? We get bombarded on social media with so much nutritional ‘advice’ and diet choices it can be overwhelming. Which advert or ‘personal success story’ do you trust? How much of the marketing claims are actually true?

Take a step back, and get back to basics.
First eliminate….
Diet Pills and Potions … We get bombarded with adverts for miracle pills or potions guaranteeing rapid weightloss with no effort. Avoid these.. It is just common sense. And the risk to your health could be significant.
Avoid fashionable fad diets. These fads come and go and have no long term success. These usually promise rapid weight loss and is often promoted as requiring little effort and producing a “quick fix”. Trust programs with longevity, a proven history, proven results and support systems.
Next get back to basics…
A good effective diet plan gets back to the basics. It combines the main elements of nutrition in an easy plan and gives clear guidelines what to eat. A good example of this is the TLC-Program. It provides each client with a targeted Program for their profile, clearly indicating exactly what is required to achieve fat loss and wellbeing.

What are the basics?

Every time we open our mouths to eat is an opportunity to eat well. It is important to know that protein, carbohydrates and fat are the basis of a healthy and balanced diet. But the quantities are important and a good eating plan can help you get the right amounts for optimal Health and fat loss.
The elements are:
Protein: essential to all body functions, the healthiest, low in saturated fats, are fish and dairy.
Carbohydrates: a little goes a long way and the best source is from fruit and fresh vegetables, which have vitamins and fibre. Refined carbohydrates should be avoided as they tend to contain a lot of sugar and very little nutritional value.
Fats: the non-saturated kind are healthier. Those that come from vegetable sources and which are liquid at room temperature.
Combining these elements in a balanced way that creates the optimum environment in the body is key for an effective diet plan.
A fourth essential element?
Water!! Without enough water intake the body cannot function at its optimum level.
A final element… Your mindset. Be mindful… Choose clean foods and follow the guidelines of a good eating plan, drink lots of water and be physically active.

If we know how to, and commit to, choosing the right foods to follow a balanced diet according to a scientific plan (TLC-Program), and drink a lot of water, our bodies will thank us every day and reward us with health and wellbeing.