Eat. Drink. Don't Diet.

Healthier eating made easy - the tasty man manual from the Men's Health Forum.

Easier, healthier eating - whatever your weight!

The way we eat is behind more and more health problems in the UK today. Two thirds of men are overweight but it's not just about weight. More men appear to have eating disorders too. Eating well helps you to:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • avoid high blood pressure or raised cholesterol
  • stay clear of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even some cancers.

Eat. Drink. Don't Diet is for men who don’t want to diet, count calories or audition for Master Chef. It’s all about great food and the pleasure of eating it.

Healthy eating is not about going hungry. (If you choose the good stuff that makes eating both enjoyable and nutritious, you may even end up eating more than you did before.)

Eat. Drink. Don't Diet shows how eating better can improve how you feel and perform in any activity - whether at work, at home or in the bedroom. And if you do want to lose weight, this easy-to-read booklet finishes with the only diet that actually works every time.

Written by Dr Sarah Brewer, who is a GP as well as a registered nutritionist and nutritional therapist, Eat. Drink. Don't Diet was developed with a panel of experts made up of Richard Miller, Dr Frankie Phillips (of the British Nutrition Foundation), Dr Judy Swift (University of Nottingham) and Dr John Chisholm.

Edited by Jim Pollard with cartoons once again by John Byrne, the 36 page full colour booklet is full of quick, easy tips and interesting, nutritious facts that will get you on the right track for a long life of happy eating.

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: men’s health made easy.

Eat. Drink. Don't Diet coverFull contents list
  • Food is great. Enjoy it.
  • When to eat
  • Eat better, exercise better
    water & sports drinks
  • Eat better, feel better
    beat stress
  • Eat better, have better sex
  • Food FAQs
    beer & sugar
    how to read labels
    meat & fish
    fruit & veg
    nuts & pulses
    processed food
  • Bring on a substitute
  • Snack Attack
  • Changing life, changing diet
  • Eating out
  • Twelve top tips
  • The only diet that works
  • Who else can help?

Really good and appeals to me. I tend to eat unhealthy food as an easy and perceived quicker option. But by the time you’ve ordered a takeaway and it’s been delivered or you have collected it, you could have made a nicer and more healthy version of the same meal for half the price.

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information. The publication was supported by Danio.





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It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

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