If you type healthy eating plan into Google, your search will return an astonishing 335,000 results! That’s a lot of companies providing various healthy eating plans… and a lot of people searching for healthy eating plans and easy ways to lose weight too! So how do you know if you’ve found the right one?
The Government has eight guidelines for a healthy diet and Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, agrees with every single one! On top of that, it’s a healthy eating plan based on orthodox nutrition, where choice is of the utmost importance.
So if you’re one of those people who have typed in ‘healthy eating plan’ and found our website, read on to discover why you’ve come to the right place!
Guideline 1: enjoy your food
Food Optimising, our evidence-based healthy eating plan positively encourages you to eat unlimited amounts of Free Food, which need never be counted or measured, so you need never go hungry, and we strongly recommend you don't deprive yourself of your favourites either!
Guideline 2: eat a variety of different foods
Variety and choice are key to success. At Slimming World no food is banned, no food group is left out, and eating a wide range of different foods is actively encouraged. Don't believe it? Follow our healthy eating plan for just 3 months and try to prove us wrong!
Guideline 3: eat the right amount to be a healthy weight
Based on a scientific understanding of appetite and how to satisfy it, our healthy eating plan helps you learn to make healthy food choices, which naturally limit your calorie intake without counting a single calorie.
Guideline 4: eat plenty of foods rich in starch and fibre
Whichever Food Optimising choice you go for, there's a huge wealth of starchy, fibre-rich options to choose from including pasta, potatoes, rice, pulses, cereals, bread, Food Optimising ensures that your body receives the recommended daily amount of fibre to keep your body healthy.
Guideline 5: don't eat too many foods that contain a lot of fat
Unlike other diets, at Slimming World those fatty foods that we crave so much are not banned when you’re healthy eating. Plan to make different choices – we’ll show you how in group, and by staying within your chosen allocation of Syns, you will naturally limit your intake of fatty foods and continue to lose weight.
Guideline 6: don't have sugary foods and drinks too often
Sugary foods and drinks are naturally limited by their designated Syn values. On our healthy eating plan, diet and low-cal drinks are Free! Also for a healthier chocolate fix, we even have nutritious, fibre-filled Hifi bars!
Guideline 7: look after the vitamins and minerals in your food
Our healthy eating plan positively encourages us to include foods high in essential vitamins and minerals, by choosing Free Foods and Healthy Extras.
Guideline 8: if you drink alcohol, drink within sensible limits
Simply include your drinks within your normal 5-15 Syns daily. That way you will naturally stay within the recommended intake levels.
Unlike faddy, short-term dieting, a healthy eating plan should be enjoyable, delicious and family-friendly, not to mention generous and flexible enough to follow for life-long success.
Any healthy eating plan that tells you that, to lose weight, you won’t need to change a thing is lying! At Slimming World we will ask you to make simple and achievable changes to the way you shop, cook and eat… and the results will benefit your health, help your weight loss and simply amaze you.
Try our 7-day healthy eating plan – free online – and give yourself a taste of the success you can achieve at Slimming World.