Nuts are good for the heart, and he recommends buying a pack of nuts which he only wants to eat a small amount of “such as almonds or walnuts” – not his favourite nuts like salted peanuts as he can “easily eat the whole pack”.
Another way to ensure you’re only eating the calories you really need on a 500 calorie day, is to drink plenty of water.
Michael advises opting for water, black tea, peppermint tea and coffee to ensure fluid consumption is reached.
“People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger, so you can end up eating lots of extra calories when what all you really need is fluid,” he commented.
“A hot drink on an empty stomach is also remarkably soothing.”