Our expert says:
Goodness, I will have to write a book on nutrition to answer all these questions, but let's give it a try! You can eat breakfast at any time during the morning before about 10 am. You can only determine the sugar content of a food from its label if the label actually lists the sugar content which some foods do and other don't. The recommendation is that you eat 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg, thus about 2 fruits and 3 veg. Eating 5-6 smaller meals can promote weightloss provided you eat low-fat, high-fibre, low-energy foods. Skipping meals can cause weight gain because the individual then tends to overeat at the next meal. For an example of a balanced low-fat slimming diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). Compare this diet with what you eat a present and make the necessary changes. You need to include another 2 servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese to provide you with the 1200 mg of calcium you need on a daily basis. The rest of your suggested menu is reasonable.
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