Here is an overview of how you can make some quick and simple changes to your diet:
Aim to balance your food intake: 40 per cent carbohydrates, 30 per cent fat, 30 per cent protein.
Select natural carbohydrates such as fresh fruit and vegetables.
Swap to wholemeal pasta, rice and bread.
Select foods with good fats - olive oils, fish, lean meat and nuts.
Consume proteins from a variety of sources - meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes and nuts.
Eat five meals a day; eat every 2-3 hours.
Drink 0.0333 litres (0.059 pints) of water per kg of body weight per day.