Healthy tips

Healthy eating isn't that tough. It's all about eating balanced portions and a wide variety. You don't have to change everything at once. Just keep making small changes over time.

  • Eat a wide variety of healthy foods
  • Balance the number of calories you eat with your activity level
  • Choose foods rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and fat-free/low-fat milk products
  • Eat lean meats (such as poultry and fish) and beans for protein
  • Limit your intake of saturated fats, trans-fats and cholesterol
  • Limit your intake of salt
  • Cut down on added sugars - that includes regular soft drinks which are high in calories
  • Keep to sensible amounts of alcohol
  • Have a proper breakfast every morning to stimulate your metabolism
  • Space your eating throughout the day
  • Don't skip meals

Try picking a few small changes that are important to you. Pick ones you feel confident that you can achieve and focus on those.

As you make these changes a part of the normal way you eat, you'll find that you're ready to take on something new.

Don't expect to be perfect - it's nearly impossible to eat right all of the time. It's okay to have a treat every now and then as long you stay motivated and on track most of the time.