Many people avoid the subject of diet and other lifestyle changes because they are worried about what they are going to be asked to give up. Food is a great pleasure for most of us and I prefer to think of changes in a more positive framework. It helps if you are a 'foodie' and enjoy different cuisines, the preparation of food and planning menus - and, of course, if you have the energy and time to devote to this issue. It is also helpful if you have a supportive family, especially if you are feeling unwell. But healthy eating can also be made simple and doesn't have to take up a lot of time. I would urge you to find ways to enjoy healthy food and good nutrition - this is meant to be a positive experience. For those who are not so hot in the kitchen, I have put in my own simple recipes. Rather than featuring lists of ingredients that need to be carefully weighed out, these are more the sort of recipe that reads 'a handful of this, and a pinch of that'. They are meant to be guides rather than 'the law'. The recipes are all short on preparation time and long on taste, enjoyment and healthy ingredients.