Diet Guidelines: A Simpler Way!

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Simon Long

Simon Long

Simon is a highly experienced personal trainer and behavioural psychology expert
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Hey everyone, Simon from Body Development Centre here, and today I’d like to give you some simple guidelines for dietary do’s and don’ts. 

This links in to the article I released earlier that speaks about how you should approach a diet to ensure your weight stays off after you’ve lost it.

The link for that article is in the description, but in case you missed it, in brief we need to focus on guidelines once we reach our goal weight, as without them you will slowly revert back to the dietary approach that caused you to gain weight in the first place.

By having a strategy for weight loss maintenance, you can make this slip back far less likely to occur. Please check the article for information.

The following are some simple yet effective guidelines to live by, that make your long-term diet flexible, but focused.

Dietary Donts

  1. Don’t eat anything that wouldn’t have been recognised as food 100 years ago.
  2. Don’t eat anything that can’t rot. 
  3. Don’t follow the latest science and trends. 
  4. Don’t eat processed foods.
  5. Don’t add sugar to your meals and drinks.

 Dietary Dos

  1. Do eat foods that only occur naturally in nature.
  2. Do choose foods that have taken few steps from farm to plate.
  3. Do eat mostly plants.
  4. Do treat meat and fish as a side dish rather than the main.
  5. Do eat a varied diet.
  6. Do cook any junk food you want from scratch with whole foods.
  7. Do avoid packaged and processed foods that have more than five ingredients.
  8. Do avoid foods with ingredients that you don’t recognise. 

By following these simple rules, eating in a way that keeps the weight off becomes an easy, and more enjoyable task. 

As always if you have any questions please feel free to comment or to drop me a message.

And if you’re Leicester based you can also find a link to my personal training services in the description, as well as a bit about how I got into training. But in addition, you can now access me as your personal trainer with online sessions, meaning I can work with you wherever you are in the world.

But in conclusion, I hope today’s video has given you some ideas on how to approach your diet. Until next time, take care, and have a great day!