Have 1/2 pint of skimmed milk or two small pots of low-fat yogurt (preferably without artificial sweetener) every day to ensure you get enough calcium.
Your family can eat the same meals as you, but children and men need larger portions. Under-twos should have full-fat milk. Over-twos can have semi-skimmed milk, and over-fives can have skimmed milk. Children should also snack on extra yogurt and cheese.
You can eat unlimited fresh salad and vegetables on this diet to fill you up – the greener and leafier, the better. But remember, dressings and mayonnaise can push the calorie count right up, so always stick to low-fat versions.
Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day – that way you won’t mistake thirst for hunger. You can consume unlimited diet drinks, as well as tea and coffee. But water will give you a clearer complexion.
Reduced fat doesn’t mean low fat. Look for food that contains 3g of fat per 100g instead.
Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement every day while you’re on this diet.
Never be tempted to skip a meal.