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If you think that good nutrition means starving yourself then think again. The most important message is to try, wherever possible and practical, to substitute processed fatty foods for natural ones. If it grows on the ground, grows from a tree, swims in the ocean, and has not been tampered with by us, and then most likely it is a nutritious healthy food. If you are buying processed foods, and it’s very hard to avoid them altogether, try ones that have only been processed a bit: wholemeal/granary/multi-grain breads, shredded wheat, oats, wholegrain, brown rice and pasta.
If none of this sounds tantalising, don’t worry. You can train your taste buds easily to like new foods even though at first you may not be too keen. Think about this: as a child you probably found the taste of beer or wine disgusting. But a bit of peer pressure, some interesting side effects, and at the age of 20 you can’t get enough of the stuff! Just the same way if you try to maintain the principles of the whole food diet you will soon find that burgers and cream (not together) are not as tasty as you remembered. None of us are perfect, and even we personal trainers slip up from time to time, but even one small change in your diet (switching from white to whole grain bread for instance) can make you feel and look better. Lots of small changes will have even more pronounced results. If you have a personal trainer and he/she has put you on the Atkins diet then perhaps you should think twice. In the long term the only way to be in reasonably good shape is to eat well with moderation and exercise, preferably doing something you enjoy!