Step 5 – All food groups

Eat from all food groups in the correct proportions

Most weight loss diets say that you should exclude this or the other food group from your diet. Most say cut out fat and oils, others say cut out sugar and some even say cut out carbohydrates. This is incorrect. Our bodies need food from all the different food groups, but in the correct proportions.

Food groups

All Bran /High Fibre Bran/Morning Harvest Muesli/Natures Source Muesli/Wholegrain ProNutro/Oats/Oatso Easy/1 slice of Wholewheat /Rye/Low GI bread/3 Provitas/2 Ryvitas/Tastic rice /Brown rice /couscous/pasta/lentils/butter and kidney beans/potato/ pumpkin

Fat Free Milk/Fat Free Yoghurt/eggs/Fat Free Cottage cheese/Low fat Feta/Lean ham,/avo/Mozzarella and Edam Cheese/Tuna in water/Chicken/Beef/Pork/Lean mince/Fish/Mushrooms

Vegetables and Salads
Lettuce/Baby spinach/Tomatoes/cucumber/Beetroot/Baby Mielies/Carrots/Cauliflower/Cabbage/Broccoli/Gem squash/Brussel sprouts/Spinach/Egg plant/Onions/Babby marrows

Apple/Pear/Orange/Nartjie/Paw Paw/Pineapple

Low Fat Margerine/Olive Oil/Low Fat Salad Dressing/ Low Fat Sauces/Low fat Mayonaise