Good Food's Healthy Diet Plan - Summer 2017

    Sign up for BBC Good Food's brand-new, FREE Healthy Diet Plan for Summer 2017 and receive the complete menu, recipes, shopping list and more.

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    Kick off the summer with our latest Healthy Diet Plan.
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    All about our Healthy Diet Plan for Summer 2017

    Over 165,000 people have now signed up for our delicious and nutritious Healthy Diet Plans — and the feedback shows that you love them as much as we do! With triple-testing and careful nutritional analysis, we believe we've developed the perfect formula to boost health and wellbeing in the tastiest way possible.

    Our brand-new plan serves two people for one week and brings you 14 brand-new recipes that are simple, speedy, practical and minimise waste. When you sign up you'll receive an email which contains everything you need to follow the full plan, with two separate links — one for the meat-eaters' menu and another for the vegetarian plan. You'll also get a printable shopping list, plus plenty of tips, tricks and additional healthy recipes to help you carry on eating well once you've finished the plan.

    Plate of roast pork tenderloin sliced over summer ratatouille with new potatoes

    What are the benefits of this plan?

    Whether you're aiming to lose weight, cut back on sugar or just glow with health, BBC Good Food is here to help. We've put together brand-new recipes and expert advice from our nutritional therapist, Kerry Torrens, to bring you a 7-day menu that's packed with nutrition. As with all our diet plans, we've focused on natural foods and stayed away from processed products, packing our recipes with healthy fats, lean protein and slow-release carbs, as well as a mix of vegetarian and vegan recipes to enjoy throughout the week. As a result, you can expect to cut down on added sugar, increase your energy levels, improve your digestion and lose excess weight, all while supporting your immune system.

    Our Healthy Diet Plan recipes are bursting with protective antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients to lift your mood and keep you fuller for longer, so helping you feel your very best. We've also ensured that each day provides a balance of protein, fats and carbs to help manage hormones and keep blood sugar levels in check, while curbing cravings.

    Plate of wholewheat pasta with broccoli, fine green beans and flaked salmon

    About the recipes

    Using the handy chart that you can access when you sign up to the plan, you can see at a glance what to eat and when. If you follow our suggested menu plans, each day provides more than five of your five-a-day and keeps within the recommended Reference Intakes (RI) for fats, protein, sugar, salt and kcals while following the latest guidance on your intake of 'free' sugars. To get the best from the plan, we recommend eating the meals in the order set out in our chart. However, if you want to swap or repeat days, you'll still reap all the benefits of eating whole, unprocessed, nourishing foods. For those who want to lose weight, the daily calorie count of up to 1,500 kcals will help you reach your goal.

    The recipes make enough for two people for seven days, and have been written by food writer Sara Buenfeld and analysed by nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens. You can read more about the nutritional benefits of each recipe, along with Kerry's top tips for optimum health, when you sign up.

    We understand that diet plans can be time-consuming, so we've given tips for getting ahead and attempted to keep preparation and cooking times to a minimum. We've aimed to keep ingredient costs down and reduce waste, though there may be the odd occasion where you can enjoy leftovers for another meal. 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

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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.

    Comments, questions and tips

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    31st Jul, 2017
    Hi, Despite signing up for the healthy diet plan, I received nothing so emailed the website on Friday - still nothing :-( Edited to say that I have checked my junk folder
    25th Jul, 2017
    A big thanks for allowing me to join as i am in my early 60's & from Australia i am looking forward to reading and understanding about healthy food & living
    7th Jun, 2017
    have signed up for the healthy diet plan but despite several tries never get any further. I am unable to access your web site and have yet to receive any emails from you. Am I doing something wrong?!!
    goodfoodteam's picture
    8th Jun, 2017
    Hi, sorry to hear you haven't been able to access the plan. Please do check your junk folders as it may have accidentally found its way there! If not, please e-mail us at and we'll send you the links directly to access the plan. Many thanks, The Good Food team
    3rd Jun, 2017
    BBC you lost me at "boost your immunity". It's a buzzword saying that if taken literally means you are a very, very sick person. If your immune system is "boosted" it means it's attacking you! MS is a perfect example. The body sees the myelin sheath around the nerves as a foreign body and begins to destroy it, leaving people with severe consequences. Your immune system does not need and should not ever be "boosted"! So cut the bs and simply say it's a healthy way to eat!
    cowsandclouds's picture
    5th Jul, 2017
    Chill out smarty pants. I think we all know what they meant.
    goodfoodteam's picture
    8th Jun, 2017
    Thanks for your comment! We've used this term here to convey that the healthy recipes in this plan will support your immune system - but we hear you and will change the wording accordingly to avoid any confusion. Here is an explanation from dietitian Emer Delaney on why the foods you eat can indeed help you to keep your immune system healthy: "There's a large body of evidence that links micronutrients and our immune system and you can definitely enhance your immune system through a healthy diet, full of fruit and vegetables. They are packed with phytonutrients, which we know have immune boosting qualities as they help the body create more white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infection. Zinc is another mineral that is required for healthy development of our immune system as are vitamin C and beta-carotene. These mop up damaging free radicals that prevents damage to our immune system. Glutamine is a specific type of protein and one of the most important amino acids needed by immune cells. Studies conducted in hospital patients and athletes (both of whom have compromised immunity) show that glutamine improves immunity and reduces the risk of infections."
    6th Jun, 2017
    Hello, I subscribed to the plan but can't access the sweet treats & snacks page. I've tried repeatedly, but it does not seem to work from the link provided in the email. Coudl you please fix that? Thanks a lot.
    goodfoodteam's picture
    8th Jun, 2017
    Thanks for getting in touch and for bringing this to our attention - you should find the link working now but please do let us know if you have any other issues! All the best, The Good Food team
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