Traffic Light Diet

Traffic light dietThe Traffic Light Diet plan provides a new way to help you cut down on your calorie intake. Food is divided into one of three color groups. Food types are grouped together based on calorie content and nutritional value. Red foods are high in calories but low in nutrients. Amber foods are high in calorie but are also high in other nutrients. Green foods are low on calories and high on nutrients.

The key is to opt for more Green foods, go easy on Amber foods and limit your intake of Red foods, you’re sure to lose weight.

What is involved?

Nothing else involved, other than eating as much as you like from your Green foods list, moderate intake of Amber foods and avoid or limit your intake of Red foods.

What can I eat?

Green foods naturally include vegetables and fruits, also low-fat milk, yoghurt, white fish and other seafood.

Amber foods include potatoes, low-fat cheese, oily fish, lean meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seeds, rice, pasta, high fiber breads and cereals.

Red food includes everything else that are not on the other two lists.

What else does the book include?

The book includes a more extensive color-coded chart listing a wide range of food with suggestions on portion sizes. There is also information on healthy eating and a selection of 7-day plans for various lifestyles. There’s also an extensive list of Q & As, recipes, and even a section on exercise.

How much weight will I lose?

Lose at least 1lb. a week.

It’s a lot less complicated than most diets out there. It doesn’t make you search for ingredients you’ve never heard of, nor does it make you go nuts with counting calories every time you eat. Definitely, it also follows recommendations made by the government’s Health Select Committee last year to introduce a traffic light system to help people eat a balanced diet.