Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health. Becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
If you’re overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making simple changes to what and how much you’re eating, and your level of exercise can really help you lose the pounds.
Portion control is key to weight loss. The concept is easy: if you eat less, you consume fewer calories and by combining this with regular exercise you’re on the right track to feeling and looking fantastic!
Marianne’s PLATE can eliminate the difficulties people face when trying to lose weight by removing the need to weigh food, count calories, or sign up to slimming clubs.
Marianne's PLATE is split into 3 sections to include each major food group:
½ of the plate salad or vegetables:
Fresh is best! Add colour and variation to your plate.
¼ of the plate poultry, meat or fish:
Lean meats are better, trim visible fat and remove skin from poultry. Aim for two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily.
¼ of the plate pasta, rice or potatoes:
When using Marianne's PLATE remember bread will count as one of your carbohydrates not in addition to these and aim for whole grains as a healthier choice. It’s best to grill, bake, microwave, stir fry, steam or poach foods. Use fats and oils sparingly.
Please contact us directly to place a bulk order.
With many medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack and fertility linked to excess weight, the implications of this for our health are very serious. Having a healthy nutritional diet can be beneficial in many ways. Not only can you lose weight but it will in turn have a positive effect on your general health and well being and reduce your risk to any associated illnesses.
A key way to weight loss is portion control. Even a ‘healthy diet’ will cause weight gain if eaten in the wrong portions. A simple ‘trick’ of how to achieve portion control is to fill half of your lunch and dinner plate with salad or vegetables, a quarter with lean protein and a quarter with carbohydrates. Maintaining this rule at home should be simple enough and getting your children into this habit will educate them as to what are correct, healthy portion sizes.