A balanced diet first and foremost has to cover all your energy needs for the day.

A balanced plate should consist of a portion of protein (meat, fish, eggs…) accompanied by vegetables and starchy foods (potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.). The protein portion should be smaller than the accompanying portion. For example:

  • ⅓ protein, ⅓ vegetables, ⅓ starch
  • ¼ protein, ½ vegetable, ¼ starch

If you want to eat a balanced diet, you can already adopt some simple eating behaviours:

  • Eat foods from the different food groups every day
  • Eat the right amount for your body type, age and lifestyle
  • Limit consumption of sugary, salty and fatty products

The best diets aren’t overly restrictive and don’t rely on a miracle food – they are about balance and quantity.