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All about our Healthy Diet Plan for January 2016
Our latest healthy diet plan is our most delicious and nutritious to date. There are 15 easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners, delivering an optimum balance of nutrients, every single day. Whether your goal is to lose weight, cut back on sugar or simply glow with health, we’re here to help!
"This is a well-rounded eating plan with a wide variety of interesting and tasty dishes. It’s a great way to start the New Year if you’re trying to lose weight, slash the added sugars, cook fresh and avoid processed foods. Plus, not only are the meals low in added sugars, they’re also low in salt, which is great news for everyone, especially those with high blood pressure." Leading London Dietitian, Emer Delaney
What are the benefits?
As with all of our diet plans, we steer clear of processed foods and pack our recipes with healthy fats, lean protein and slow-release carbs. Each day comes in at approximately 1,500kcal and delivers more than five of your five-a-day. As a result, you can expect to cut back on added sugar, lose excess pounds, increase energy, stabilise moods, improve digestion and boost your immunity.
If you’re looking to lose weight, the daily 1,500kcal intake should be ideal to help you reach your goals. However, if you’re particularly active or want to add some extra calories, we have healthy snack and drink suggestions for you.
About the recipes...
All the ingredients in our Healthy Diet Plan are wholefoods that involve zero or minimal processing, plus we've created a vegetarian version of the plan in case you don't eat meat or just want to cut back. We suggest eating the meals on particular days for the most balanced approach, but you will still get most of the benefits if you want to mix and match.
The recipes make enough for two people for seven days and have been created by food writer Justine Pattison.
"I’ve used easy-to-find ingredients and storecupboard basics, and made sure the plan delivers maximum flavour with minimum waste, while giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of dishes.
We haven’t used any highly processed foods, so you might find yourself cooking from scratch more than usual. I’ve included simple, one-pot meals and dishes that can be prepped ahead, to make life easier." Justine Pattison.
Nutritional therapist, Kerry Torrens is responsible for making sure all the recipes meet daily reference intakes (RI), deliver at least five of your five portions of fruit and veg each day and are optimally balanced for great health. You can read more about the nutritional benefits of each recipe, and the plan as a whole, when you sign up!
We know diet plans can be time-consuming, so we've made suggestions for getting ahead and have tried to keep preparation and cooking times to a minimum. We've attempted to keep costs down and reduce waste, though there may be the odd occasion where you can get creative with some leftovers. If you have questions or comments about any of the recipes, our cookery team are keen to hear them - please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All health content from BBC Good Food is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Any healthy diet plan featured by BBC Good Food is provided as a suggestion of a general balanced diet and should not be relied upon to meet specific dietary requirements. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.