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My Five Basic Diet Tips

Five diet tips from a model recommends

I know that the healthy eating tips in the following video are pretty much common sense, but sometimes I do think that we lose sight of the basics when we think about health and diet. There are so many (frankly ridiculous) diets out there and some of the advice on the internet is absurd! It’s no wonder that people can’t stick to a diet when it involves only eating maple syrup with chilli in it or some such nonsense… The ones that people seem to do best with are the plans that, when you look at them properly, simply reduce portion sizes and encourage you to eat less sugar and bad fats. Programmes like Weightwatchers seem to be quite good for this – they don’t particularly “ban” anything, but the bad foods are so many points that you’d be crazy to give up a day’s worth of food for them!

So here we go with my five basic diet tips. Obviously there are more things that float around my head when it comes to food and healthy eating, but these are the five that I try to live by. I actually hate the word diet, as you’ll see if you watch the video, but here I’m using it in a “what to eat” sense rather than a “faddy crash diet” sense. If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I hate faddy diets. I did quite enjoy my fat-and-protein-only one, but that was a kickstart thing for just twelve days – I’d never advocate cutting out whole food groups for any particular length of time. It’s all about balance, eating simply and freshly and getting some exercise.

There’s a lengthy disclaimer at the start of the video – sorry if it’s boring, but it’s entirely necessary in these days of sensationalist journalism. I have to cover my back! I know that there will be some people who see “model” and “diet” in the same sentence and assume that it’s something irresponsible, and I can’t have that happening. As you all know me so well, you can skip the intro if you like and go straight in at about 2 minutes 30 seconds. If you’d like to subscribe to my Youtube channel then just click here – if you can’t see the video pane (should be able to now, except if you’re reading via email subscription) then please click here!


  1. Hi Ruth.
    Thanks for your video, I really enjoyed watching it. I totally agree with you and I think that this whole “You are fat, go on diet” industry(by the way I also hate the word “diet”) is not good for us, because I do not know anybody, who likes her/his figure.
    I am a big fan of your blog and I think you are a really nice person.
    Greetings from Austria.

  2. You are gorgeous! Do you know what is your BMI? I am your age and would love to have a body like yours. I am quite underweight at the moment and aim to pile pounds up but I don’t know up to what…

  3. I have just subscribed. Think your videos and web sites are very inspiring. Please keep on posting stuff about healthy eating. Although I know all these things, it’s always good to hear them again in some consistent, organised way, not having it floating in your head. Thank you.

  4. Hi Ruth, I’m a big fan of your blog and use and love a lot of the products you recommend i.e. Liquid Gold :)
    Great post, although I would like to hear more about your exercise routine etc? How often you go to the gym, do you do classes or stuff by yourself, do you much weights?

  5. Another tip with restaurants which is common sense, if you can’t finish a big meal, you can always put it in a doggy bag. That means you won’t have to miss out on a starter/dessert if you really want them, plus, you’ll have something tasty to eat the next day!

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