These guidelines provide you with a framework for a balanced diet. If you stick to them, you will feel more energetic and burn fat more easily. But regaining a healthy balance will take time and effort.
If your current diet contains a lot of ready meals, sweet snacks or takeaway foods, consider kicking off your life change with a stricter reset diet. Eliminate most sugars and starches (including chocolate, alcohol, rice, grains, dried fruits and fruit juice) from your diet for at least 3 weeks. After that, your body will have adapted to burning fat for energy and you will have no trouble following the diet as outlined above.
Although that sounds simple enough, the first few weeks will be tough. Expect to suffer from headaches and a lack of energy as your body learns to cope without its cosy supply of sugar. To help you through those difficult first weeks, we have developed our Fresh Start program. If you are serious about turning your life around but feel a little daunted, start there.