Healthy eating for weight loss means eating the right balance of food, but also in the right amounts. The best way to understand this is to think of foods in food groups. We need more foods from some food groups and less from others – but you don’t need to give up any single food or drink completely. Your diet should be mainly made up from healthier foods that you enjoy, but it is fine to have a less healthy treat now and again.
Your doctor, nurse or dietitian will give you personal advice on your diet. This may depend on your age, sex, physical activity level and any medical conditions that you have. There is no ‘standard diet’ that suits everyone.