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Amelia Freer's summer healthy eating plan

May 4th 2016 / Amelia Freer / 6 comments


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A healthy summer body starts in the kitchen. Nutritionist Amelia Freer gets us into good habits with week one of her six-week guide

When embarking on nutritional changes, we pretty much know that deprivation and total abstinence don’t work, setting us up for a nasty fall when all we can think about are the things we can’t have.

So with six weeks to get our bodies ready for summer, let’s be sensible, let’s be realistic and instead of trying to be perfect and avoid everything, let’s just start with one thing.

You choose. We all know what we do that isn’t ideal. Do you eat very large portions? Do you drink too much alcohol? Do you end up with your head in the fridge at the end of the day munching on whatever you can find? Do you graze all day long? Are you still eating too much sugar?

It may be that you do all of these, but going cold turkey may be too much to serve your long term goals - so this week choose one thing that you know isn’t serving you and just focus on removing that habit. I’m doing this with you and my ‘one thing’ for this week is to reduce my portions, as I always end up with more than my body needs out of sheer greed!

Let me know what your one thing will be. And be truthful with yourself – you know what the main thing is that you need to do to get started.


Here’s a suggested meal plan to kick off this first week...


Chia seed pudding with cinnamon, vanilla extract, chopped macadamia nuts and blueberries with a dollop of coconut yoghurt.


130g of cold roast chicken with Asian coleslaw (red and white cabbage, spring onion, fennel and carrot - matchsticks or grated) with a miso, fresh ginger and sesame oil dressing. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds for extra crunch.

Have an apple or pear or small cup of berries for dessert with a green tea.


Pan fried salmon on a bed of spinach with oven roasted cherry tomatoes, courgette, red onion, sweet potato and rosemary.

Snack: only if needed mid-afternoon/post training or before bed

An apple with a little almond butter on each slice.

Ensure you drink water throughout the day and start to body brush each morning.

Ready for the next instalment? Click here to read week 2 of Amelia Freer's summer body plan or head to week 1 if you've missed the series here

Join the conversation

  • Lois
  • September 25th 2015

The diet will be a great help to get my brazilian bikini from I have shapeless body and tempt to wear the beautiful bikinis.

  • Anna
  • May 6th 2014

Mine is Alcohol. It breaks the strongest willpower!!

  • Avni
  • May 6th 2014

Hi I have been off all processed sugar for nearly a year now, feel so much better but i STILL struggle craving sweet stuff after every meal (always eat a healthy meal, protein, lots of veg/salad) - lots of water. no caffeine. Then end up stuffing myself with almonds or date bars or yoghurt mixed with flaxseeds and cocoa/stevia, even if i have had an enormous heavy protein dinner.
So the weight stays on!!
What am i doing wrong (apart from overeating!)
I feel much healthier but heavy - any suggestions are very welcome - XXX

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