MUD is the future!

Read it here first folks.

The latest diet craze predicted to be THE diet of the future.

You’ve read about the dangerous clay diet. Well that’s last week’s news.

It’s time for MUD!

No gimmicks, just sarcasm.

No pills.

Absolutely no celebrity endorsements.

No airbrushed ‘before and after’ pictures.

No claims made by fake doctors.

No twisted truths.

No statements  that contradict public health messages.

No exclusive web-only offers to steal your money.

No shakes, bars or supplements at ridiculous prices.

No extortionate equipment to buy or DVD’s to watch.

No need to starve!


Can you believe what you are reading?

Then keep going!


A completely balanced approach to eating.

Completely achievable and sustainable.

Safe and healthy!

Suitable for everyone!

No more yo-yo’ing

Eat REAL WHOLESOME FOOD, 7 days a week!

No need to eliminate any major food groups on this diet.

Eat any coloured fruit and veg, meat, poultry, fish, beans, pulses, cereals, grains, seeds, nuts and dairy.

Simply go back to basics with food.

Absolutely impossible to get bored on this diet; literally millions of recipes to try!

Let your body do what it does best – cleanse and detox itself naturally.

This diet will not melt away your belly fat into thin air or make your boobs grow 3 cup sizes.

There are no claims to halve your body weight ‘healthily’ in 6 weeks.

It is not effortless,  exclusive or a breakthrough. It is simply realistic.

It will NOT however, give you the side effects that you may have experienced from other, more dangerous diets.

No promises of ‘a quick fix’ so you won’t fall off the wagon.

It does not play on the vulnerabilities of the young and influential, or those with insecurities or low self esteem.

No mention of the word ‘thinspiration‘ (which I detest!)

You too can achieve weight loss successfully, or simply feel better and be healthy without






bad breath


low blood sugar

light headedness

weakness and fatigue

loss of concentration


electrolyte imbalances

heart arrhythmias

drop in blood pressure

Yes! You too can achieve the body you want, without the risk of being seriously unwell.

Live a normal life whilst following MUD.

No rules to dishearten you.

Reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes!

This diet is entirely evidence based.

The most research completed ever on the benefits of this diet.

Supported by 1000,s of registered nutritionists, dietitians and other reputable health professionals.

It’s clear as MUD!

If you would like to try MUD, you will be taking on a sustainable diet for life!

This is the Made Up Diet.

Guaranteed to improve your health, otherwise known as a healthy balanced diet! 

Perhaps giving it a new name will mean people will take more notice?

Does the good ‘ol healthy diet just need to be re -branded?!

In terms of marketing how do we compete with the nonsensical diet?

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Anyway, the guidelines are simple – this is what you should do:

  • Eat regularly and always start with a healthy breakfast
  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables (at least 5 portions a day – 1 portion = 80g)
  • Choose plenty of wholegrain bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods 
  • Include some milk and dairy foods
  • Include some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
  • Reduce the amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar
  • Watch out for low fat foods that can be high in added sugar.
  • Limit fruit juice to 150ml/day – whole fruit is much better for you
  • Cut down on saturated fat (no more than 20g/day for women and 30g/day for men)
  • Cut down on salt (no more than 6g/day for adults)
  • Cut down on processed foods – typically rich in added salt, sugar and fat.
  • Use the front of packet traffic light system to help you choose healthier foods – Choose foods with a green traffic light label and limit those with red labels
  • Drink plenty of fluids (choose water and low fat milk, tea or low sugar soft drinks)
  • Watch your portion sizes.
  • Be active.

Just add a handful of motivation and a jug of support!

This is a tongue in cheek blog on popular faddy diets. The MUD is entirely fictitious and comes from my head only 🙂

Every week there is a new fad – from baby food to claydukan to slim fast, purple to 1:1:1. I am fed up with the unqualified pseudocientists that dream up the next magic bullet that will undoubtedly mean people fail to reach their weight loss goals or improve their health. Most are unsustainable and potentially dangerous and they simply confuse the general public about what foods are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

There seems to be an infinite number of so called ‘diets’ out there. I actually made a joke about some new diets I had never heard of before and randomly came up with some new potential diet names (1,2,3 diet and the A,B,C diet) only to be told by a fellow twitterer that they already existed! For good reviews of other popular diets read this.

So MUD is my idea of a joke aimed at those that dream up the next diet craze. To take the P of the claims they make.

The advice given here however is completely genuine and is what is encouraged when we talk about following a healthy balanced diet.

The reality is there is no such thing as a ‘quick fix’. A new diet is unlikely to solve all your health or weight ‘problems’ overnight. Yes you need to be willing to change what you eat and drink for the long term and you are more than likely going to be successful if you have family and friends to help you. So try healthy eating, you might actually like it!

For more information please read the newly updated Eat Well Plate Guidelines and go to Change for Life to learn how to Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer.

Thank you 😉




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