2.     Balance out your fat intake

Fat is a complicated macronutrient, because there are many different types, some healthy and others not. The easiest way to balance them out is to avoid trans fats wherever possible (easy because they are only in processed foods and junk foods), and then just make sure that you don’t eat too many saturated fats.

If you do this, you’ll be getting a healthy dose of the right fats without any problems. Another thing to make sure of is the calorie balance of the fats in your overall diet. They are very energy-dense, so a little goes a long way. You ideally only want around a third of your intake from fats as a starting point.

Eat nuts, fish, and avocados which are packed with healthy fats.

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3.     Have ONE drink

A little alcohol in your diet can be positive for heart health, and your stress levels. Any more than that and the whole equation changes in the other direction though. One drink per day is enough for women, so don’t overdo it and you’ll be fine. Also, you can’t save all your ‘one’ drinks and have them on a Friday night. That’s not the same thing.

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