Ask an expert

17 Apr 2006

Daily diet for slimming and being healthy!

I would like to know if the following diet/way of eating is okay to do every day except for Sundays (day off):
Monday - Saturday:
Breakfast - yoghurt and muesli or bowl of plain oats (no milk/sugar)
Snack - fruit/ fruit salad (home made)
Lunch - Tuna or fruit salad or bowl of yoghurt
Snack - Fruit/ fruit salad (home made)
Dinner - Tuna with diced tomato & celery with plain yoghurt and juice of 1 lemon or a reasonable bowl of fruit salad (home made) with plain low fat yoghurt

Is this a good diet? This is what I enjoy eating and I would like to lose about 25 kilograms - I have become overweight by quitting smoking in the last year and just eating irregularly.

Please help?
Thank you
Answer 399 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Michelle
Your basic diet is quite reasonable and you should lose weight on it, but I think you will get very tired of eating tuna! Do eat some lean, grilled red meat or chicken breast without skin at least 3 times a week to supply you with sufficient iron, otherwise you may develop iron-deficiency anaemia. I would also add some additional unrefined, low GI grains and cereals (seedbread or pasta made with Durum wheat) at least once a day to provide you with B vitamins. Combine the diet with daily exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) to promote weight loss.
Keep up the good work
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9380 votes
67% - 19432 votes