Emphasise this mantra in your mind: a low-fat, high-fibre diet, full of fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains is the best.
Aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day – start your day by eating right, and the rest will be easier to follow.
To illustrate, eating oatmeal porridge (which is whole grain) with banana, blueberries and strawberries ticks off three of your five-a-day portions.
By lunchtime, if you made yourself a tuna, cucumber and tomatoes sandwich, (for example) you’d have already hit your five-a-day target – any extra fruit and vegetables are bonuses that will only help protect your heart.
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