Lets start with a fact - there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods or drinks only good and bad diets, so most of us don’t have to deprive ourselves of the ones we enjoy – the key is moderation and balance.
The government supported 'Eatwell plate' recommends that the largest component of our diet should be fruits and vegetables – at least five portions a day followed by starchy and wholegrain foods and then smaller amounts of protein foods and dairy products. Fatty and sugary foods should make the smallest contribution.
Of course, we have to balance the energy we consume through food and drink, with the amount we burn through exercise. But we don’t have to be super fit, just keep taking small but regular amounts of exercise.