4. Cut down on fat
Reduce your total fat intake, especially saturated fat. These lead to increased cholesterol, so are bad for your heart. Foods high in saturated fat include butter, hard cheese, fatty meat, biscuits, cakes, cream, lard, suet, ghee, coconut oil and palm oil. Don't exclude all saturated fat from your diet, some is required for good health.
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5. Limit your calories
Fad diets do not work. If any of them did, we all would be on THAT one, wouldn’t we? Obesity is caused by consuming more calories than your body burns. Portion sizes and the amount of sugars in our diet has dramatically increased over the past few decades. At the same time, the daily amount of exercise has been decreasing.
You should try to eat:
at least five portions of different fruit and vegetables
plenty of starchy foods, especially wholemeal bread, brown rice and pasta
some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
some milk and dairy foods – choose lower-fat varieties
just a small amount of food and drinks high in fat, sugar, or both