Despite what you see
in some diet books and TV programmes, healthy eating can be really
A diet based on starchy foods such as potatoes,
bread, rice and pasta; with plenty of fruit and vegetables; some
protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils; some milk and dairy
foods; and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the
nutrients you need.
When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to
getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right
proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve
and maintain a healthy body weight.
Most adults in England are overweight or obese. That
means many of us are eating more than we need, and should eat less. And
it's not just food: some drinks can also be high in calories. Most adults
need to eat and drink fewer calories in order to lose weight, even if they
already eat a balanced diet.
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