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 Healthy Balanced Diet Plans

 Healthy Diet plans take many forms, and it depends on what your health goal is. If you are aiming to lose weight then reducing the amount of fats in your diet is clearly what would consistute a healthy diet plan, however if you are planning on a combined exercise and diet plan, then a more balanced diet, even including fats could be more healthy for you. Follow our healthy eating tips section for more great tips about getting a healthy balanced diet.

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The below plan is a very basic guideline for healthy eating and you should consider your own personal circustances before following this plan.

Healthy Breakfasts

  • Wholegrain cereal such as bran flakes, weetabix, shredded wheat (check the label to make sure it is wholegrain) and watch out for cereals that are high in sugar. Try adding skimmed or semi-skimmed milk instead of full fat milk to make it healthier.
  • Boiled or Scrambled egg on Wholegrain Bread/Toast. – Try using a reduce fat olive spread rather than butter on your toast.
  •  Wholegrain Porridge Oats and Semi-skimmed or skimmed milk
  •  Musili, fruit and yoghurt

Brunch snacks (if you need them)

  • Reduced fat and salt crisps
  • Fruit
  • Breakfast bar (make sure these are wholegrain and are low in sugar and salt)
  • Cup of tea with teaspoon of sugar (this may be enough to make you last until lunch, without absorbing any fat)

Lunch

  • Half tin of Baked Beans on Wholegrain toast
  • Tinned Tuna, Boiled Pasta and Tinned Sweetcorn
  • Chicken breast/Turkey Breast and salad sandwich, try to avoid putting on too much mayonaise or sauces. Try to choose the low fat mayo if you really can’t resist.
  • Homemade Salad – Try adding prawns, tuna, or chicken breast to give it a bit of substance, rather than just eating a bowl of vegetables, this will help to keep you fuller for longer and keep hunger at bay.
  • Noodles can be low in sugar, and fat but only if you choose the right brands – Avoid pot noodles and anything that does not promote itself as a healthy product.

Dinner

  • Baked, Steamed or Grilled Salmon with vegetables and boiled or roasted potatoes. Be careful on the amounts of oil and butter you use in this dish.
  • Homemade curry – Choose a healthy oil such as olive oil, rapseed oil or sunflower oil – but keep it to a minimum, use plenty of spices and a low fat yoghurt to make the curry. Use things like coconut cream very sparingly as these are quite fatty. Add lots of fresh ginger, garlic and chili to make it extra nutritious and immune boosting
  •  Oven roasted Fish and Chips – Don’t deep fry it! – Fish, chips and mushy peas are very healthy if you take care of the ingredients! Keep the use of oil down to a minimum to avoid that greasy feeling.

These are just a few ideas for healthy meals, for more ideas visit our healthy eating website

 Supper – Is it really necessary? It’s never a great idea to eat less than 2 hours before sleeping, as your body may not fully use the calories in the meals and the excess calories could turn into fat.

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