Healthy eating plan

  • Plan ahead and have the appropriate foods available
  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast and continue with regular meals throughout the day
  • Aim to include at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
  • Aim to fill your plate mostly with vegetables/salad , followed by carbs like potatoes, pasta or bread and a smaller amount of meat, fish, egg or beans
  • Choose foods and drinks that are low in fat and sugar and limit sweet and salty snacks
  • If you drink, reduce your alcohol intake as it is high in calories
  • Watch your portion sizes, especially when eating out
  • Avoid eating at the same time as doing something else, for example, when working, reading or watching TV
  • Eat slowly, concentrate on and really taste what you are putting in your mouth
  • It takes time for your brain to know your stomach is full so wait at least 5 -10 minutes before deciding if you need more

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