Confused about healthy eating? Making sense of the mixed messages from the experts

6. Beware alcohol

It's loaded with calories. Besides it makes you more relaxed about hoovering any handy crisps or chocolate. Swap a pint of lager (around 200 calories and 18 carbs) for a gin and slimline tonic (55 calories and no carbs). Dilute a glass of wine to make it a spritzer. Every little helps.

Next time I'll go through the common diets and how to choose the one that will work for you. Meanwhile, avoid the cake. Good luck!

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