The Traffic Light System

Lesson 9 Chapter 3

The Traffic Light System

It is important to track food, honestly, without judgement.  Using a traffic light system is simple and effective in allowing you to visualise whether your current meal choices are helping you achieve your goals or not.

step 1


A green meal is a healthy meal, with good sources of protein, healthy fats and vegetables and it will support weight loss, evenly spaced energy and gut health.

step 2


An amber meal is still a healthy choice, with good protein and fats, but with some good starchy carbs, which add essential fibre.  This meal may or may not help with weight loss, depending on your age, gender and metabolic health.

step 3


This is a meal which contains one or more unhealthy elements and will probably lead to weight gain.  Classic examples are pizza or chips.  All meals with alcohol are scored as red.