Covert Bailey’s “Fit or Fat” books recommend a “target diet” in which you aim for the centre. Eat the foods listed in the centre most often, the foods in the outer circles less often, and the foods outside the target hardly at all.
In effect, he’s saying that you can eat lots of most fruits and vegetables, water-packed tuna, skim milk, and whole grains; and less of foods heavily laden with fats and sugars. That makes it fairly easy to follow—or at least to know what to eat.
He has only four stated rules:
* Eat a balanceed diet.
* Choose foods that are low in fat.
* Choose foods that are low in sugar.
* Choose foods that are high in fibre.